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Bitcoin Breaks Key Support, Why BTC Could Dive Below $40K

Bitcoin started a fresh decline from well above the $44,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC broke the $42,500 support and remains at a risk of more downsides.

Bitcoin traded below an important support zone at $42,500.
The price is trading below $42,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $42,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could decline further if it fails to recover above the $42,800 zone.

Bitcoin Price Extends Decline
Bitcoin price failed to clear the $45,500 resistance and started a major decline. BTC traded below the $43,200 and USD 42,500 support levels to move into a short-term bearish zone.
There was also a close below the $42,50 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A low was formed near $41,573 and the price is now consolidating losses. An immediate resistance is near the $42,000 level. The first major resistance is near the $42,200 level.
Besides, there is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $42,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The next key resistance could be $42,500 or the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $45,900 high to $41,573 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The main resistance seems to be forming near the $42,850 level or the 100 hourly simple moving average. A clear move above the 100 hourly simple moving average might send the price to $43,750. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $45,900 high to $41,573 low.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to start a fresh increase above $42,850, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $41,600 zone.
The next major support is seen near the $41,200 level. If there is a downside break below the $41,200 support, the price could start a major decline towards the $40,000 level.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $41,600, followed by $41,200.
Major Resistance Levels – $42,200, $42,850 and $43,000.

Christian Robinson
Christian Robinson
I’m a regular contributor to Forbes, CoinDesk, and Bitcoin Magazine, among others. My work focuses on providing analysis of the latest trends in the crypto industry, as well as offering insights into investment opportunities. I have a strong track record of identifying emerging technologies and assets that can achieve significant growth. As such, I believe that I am uniquely positioned to help investors navigate the ever-changing landscape of cryptocurrency.

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