Bitcoin Struggles Around All-Time High Resistance; Support Within Reach

15 April 2021

Profit taking continued during Asia hours, pressing bitcoin (BTC) down, now about 5% below its all-time high just shy of $65,000. The cryptocurrency is trading around $62,400 as of press time and support is nearby around $61,000.

  • Buyers are losing strength as upside momentum slows. The relative strength index (RSI) on the hourly chart registered lower highs despite the breakout above $61,000 on Tuesday.
  • Overbought signals on the RSI typically result in brief pullbacks, such as the 5% drop in BTC back on March 10.
  • The RSI is not yet oversold, although support near the 200-period moving average on the hourly chart could attract buyers.
  • The recent all-time high around $64,800 is now resistance; buyers will need to push past this level to resume the long-term uptrend.
  • Wednesday's re-test of the $61,000 breakout level is constructive and suggests selling pressure will remain limited over the short-term.
Hourly BTC chart shows support and resistance levels with RSI.
Source: TradingView
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