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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.

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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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