Bitcoin Eyes Key Upside Break, Why Bulls Remain In Control

Bitcoin price remained in a positive zone above the $39,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to climb further higher above $40,500 and $41,000.

Bitcoin is trading nicely above the $38,200 and $38,500 support levels.
The price is now trading well above $38,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $40,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair is likely to gain bullish momentum if it clears $40,200 and $40,500.

Bitcoin Price Eyes More Upsides
Bitcoin price started a fresh increase from the $36,500 support zone. BTC remained well bid above the $37,000 level and it gained pace above the $38,000 level.
The price even spiked above the $40,000 level and it settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. A high was formed near $40,930 and the price is now consolidating gains. It corrected below the $40,000 support level.
There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $36,397 swing low to $40,930 high. It is now holding the $39,000 support level. There is also a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $40,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
If there is an upside break above the $40,200 resistance zone, there are chances of more upsides. The next major resistance is near the $40,800 and $41,000 levels. A close above $41,000 could trigger a steady increase towards the $42,000 level.
Dip Supported in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to climb above the $40,200 and $40,500 resistance levels, it could start another downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $39,400 level and the triangle lower trend line.
The first major support is now near the $38,600 zone. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $36,397 swing low to $40,930 high. A clear downside break below the $38,600 support might call for a move towards the $37,600 level. The next major support is near the $37,200 zone.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is likely to gain pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $38,600, followed by $38,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $40,200, $40,500 and $42,000.

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