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Bitcoin Needs Additional Catalysts To Settle Above $40,000

Bitcoin continues its attempts to settle above the $40,000 level while crypto markets lack momentum as traders wait for clues from the world’s leading cryptocurrency.

Ethereum is flat near the $2,300 level while XRP is moving lower towards the $0.70 level. Dogecoin is trying to settle back below the 20 EMA at $0.2030.

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Bitcoin has already made several attempts to settle above the key resistance level at $40,000 but failed to develop sufficient upside momentum, and it looks that it will need additional catalysts to move above this level.


Technical Analysis

Bitcoin is currently testing the nearest resistance level which is located at $40,000. RSI has recently entered into the overbought territory, but there is enough room to gain additional upside momentum in case the right catalysts emerge.

If Bitcoin manages to settle above $40,000, it will get to the test of the next resistance level which is located at June highs at $41,300. A move above this level will be a major development as it will show that Bitcoin is ready to develop additional upside momentum.

In case Bitcoin gets above $41,300, it will head towards the resistance at $42,000. This move should be fast as short-sellers will likely rush to close their positions if Bitcoin gets above June highs.

A successful test of the resistance at $42,000 will open the way to the test of the next resistance level at $44,000. If Bitcoin gets above this level, it will move towards the resistance at $46,000.

On the support side, the nearest support level for Bitcoin is located at $38,000. If Bitcoin manages to settle below this level, it will gain additional downside momentum and head towards the next support level which is located near the 50 EMA at $36,000.  A move below the 50 EMA will push Bitcoin towards the next support level near the 20 EMA at $35,000.

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