Bitcoin Reclaims $30K, Why Bulls Face Uphill Task

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Bitcoin started a fresh increase from the $28,500 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC must clear $30,600 to move further into a positive zone.

Bitcoin formed a base above $28,500 and started a fresh increase.
The price is now trading above the $30,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $30,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could gain bullish momentum if there is a clear move above $30,600.

Bitcoin Price Is Facing Resistance
Bitcoin price found support near the $28,500 zone after a steady decline. A base was formed near $28,600 and started a fresh increase.
There was a clear move above the $29,500 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The bulls even pushed the price above the $30,000 resistance zone. However, they are now facing an uphill task near the $30,600 zone.
There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $30,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. A high is formed near $30,721 and the price is now consolidating gains.
The price is trading above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $28,590 swing low to $30,721 high. An immediate resistance is near the $30,400 level. The next major resistance is near the $30,600 level.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A clear move above the $30,400 and $30,600 resistance levels might start a fresh increase in the near term. The next key resistance could be near the $31,500 level, above which the price might gain bullish momentum.
Fresh Decline in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to gain pace above the $30,600 resistance zone, it could start a fresh decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $30,000 level. The first major support is near the $29,800 level and the 100 hourly SMA.
The next major support sits near the $29,655 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $28,590 swing low to $30,721 high. A downside break and close below the $29,650 support might start another decline. In the stated case, the price could drop towards the $28,500 level.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now slowly losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $29,800, followed by $29,650.
Major Resistance Levels – $30,600, $31,200 and $31,500.

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