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Bitcoin (BTC) smashes above $7,000 handle, bulls rejoice

  • BTC/USD has jumped above $7,000 as the recovery momentum gains traction.
  • The next resistance awaits BTC on approach to $7,500.

Bitcoin bottomed at $6,526  during early Asian hours. A thick layer of stop orders forced the bears to slow down their assault and allowed for an extended recovery towards $7,000. Once this critical barrier gave in, the upside accelerated and took BTC/USD to $7,252.

Bitcoin’s technical picture

Looking technically, BTC/USD bumped into SMA100 (Simple Moving Average)  1-hour and retreated to $7,180 by press time. Once it is out of the way, the upside is likely to gain traction with the next focus on  $7,350. This resistance limited Bitcoin’s recovery during the weekend. We will need to see a sustainable move above this handle for the upside to gain traction towards $7,640 (SMA200 1-hour).  

On the downside, the initial support is created by SMA50 1-hour located on the approach to psychological $7,000. If it is broken, bears might get a chance to take the led again. The next support awaits us at $6,240 (the middle line of 1-hour Bollinger Band), while the pivotal barrier is $6,500. It is reinforced by the intraday low and the lower line of 1-hour Bollinger Band.

BTC/USD, 1-hour chart

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