Bitcoin Stabilizes As It Attempts To Break Through The Barrier At $45,000

Dec 21, 2023 at 10:05 // Price
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Bitcoin resumed its sideways trend and upward movement

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has remained stable above the psychological price level of $40,000, although it has been unable to break through the resistance level of $45,000.

Bitcoin price long-term forecast: bullish

Buyers have consistently protected the key support level of $40,000 and the 21-day simple moving average. When Bitcoin fell to a low of $40,508 on December 18, the bears attempted to break a key support level as well as the 21-day simple moving average. The bulls bought the dips as Bitcoin resumed its sideways trend and upward movement. At the time of writing, the BTC price had reached a high of $43,891.

On the upside, buyers are still planning to break through the $45,000 resistance level, which would allow Bitcoin to reach a high of $48,000. In the meantime, the BTC price is trading above the 21-day simple moving average but below the $45,000 high.

Bitcoin indicator reading

The bears tested the 21-day SMA support on December 18, but the bulls bought the dips. Had the bears been successful, the current rise would have ended. The 21-day SMA acts as a support line that allows the cryptocurrency to rise. The moving average lines are pointing north, indicating that the market is in an uptrend.

Technical indicators:

Key resistance levels – $35,000 and $40,000

Key support levels – $30,000 and $25,000

BTCUSD_(4-Hour Chart) – Dec.21.jpg

What is the next direction for BTC/USD?

Bitcoin has remained in a trading range between $40,500 and $45,000 on the 4-hour chart. Bitcoin was in the lower price range on December 18 but withstood a negative move. The bulls have recently made a new high as they struggle to break through the barrier.

BTCUSD_(Daily Chart) – Dec.21.jpg reported previously, that on December 18 the largest cryptocurrency fell to $40,827 after breaking through the 21-day SMA support. 

Disclaimer. This analysis and forecast are the personal opinions of the author and are not a recommendation to buy or sell cryptocurrency and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Readers should do their research before investing in funds.

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