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  • BTC/USD consolidates weekly gains, trades below $9,000.
  • Bitcoin extends weekly winning streak to six, rises nearly 15%.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) posted modest gains on Saturday and edged higher on Sunday but failed to hold above $9,000. Despite the pullback, the pair is still up 14.9% on a weekly basis. As of writing, the pair was down 1.3% on the day at $8,875.

Technical outlook

A strong resistance seems to have formed at the $9,200-9,250 area, where the sharp fall witnessed earlier in March started. Only a daily close above that level could open the door for the extension of the uptrend toward $9,480 (Apr. 30 high) and $10,000 (psychological level).

On the downside, $8,400 (Apr. 30 low, static level) could be seen as the initial support if the technical correction deepens in the near-term. Below that level, $8,000 (psychological level, 100-day SMA, 200-day SMA) will the next critical support. Meanwhile, the RSI indicator on the daily chart still sits above the 70 mark, suggesting that the pair could try to push lower before attempting to rise higher. 

BTC/USD daily chart