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    Bitcoin Regains Strength, Why Crypto Market Could Rally In Near Term

    Bitcoin price remained well bid above the $40,750 support against the US Dollar. BTC seems to be forming a bottom near $40,750 and it could start a strong rally.

    • Bitcoin recovered above the $41,500 and $42,000 resistance levels.
    • The price is now trading above $42,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    • There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $42,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
    • The pair could accelerate further higher towards the $44,200 resistance zone in the near term.

    Bitcoin Price Gains Pace

    Bitcoin price remained strong above the $40,750 support level. As a result, BTC started a fresh increase above the $41,500 resistance level. There was a clear break above the $42,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

    Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $42,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair climbed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $44,325 swing high to $40,771 low.

    Bitcoin is now trading above $42,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $43,200 level.

    Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

    The first major resistance is near the $43,500 level. It is close to the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $44,325 swing high to $40,771 low. The next major resistance is near the $44,350 level, above which the price could accelerate higher. In the stated case, it could test the $45,500 resistance.

    Fresh Decline In BTC?

    If bitcoin fails to clear the $43,500 resistance zone, it could start a fresh downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $42,800 level.

    The first major support is now forming near the $42,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A break below the $42,500 level might push the price towards the $41,500 level. The main breakdown support is still near the $40,750 zone, below which there could be a sharp decline in the near term.

    Technical indicators:

    Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.

    Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 50 level.

    Major Support Levels – $42,500, followed by $41,500.

    Major Resistance Levels – $43,500, $44,350 and $45,500.

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