Bitcoin Forms Bullish Pattern, Why BTC Could Rally above $45K

Bitcoin price stayed above the key $40,750 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC is rising and it could soon rally above the $45,000 resistance.

Bitcoin started a recovery wave above the $42,800 and $43,000 resistance levels.
The price is now trading above $43,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $42,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could accelerate higher once it clears the key $45,000 resistance zone.

Bitcoin Price Starts Fresh Increase
Bitcoin price struggled below the $43,000 level for a few sessions. BTC declined below $41,000, but the bulls protected the $40,750 zone. There were two attempts to clear $40,750, but the bears failed.
As a result, the price started a fresh increase and it seems like it has formed a double bottom pattern near the $40,750 level. It is rising and it has cleared the $42,000 and $42,800 resistance levels. There was also a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $42,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
Bitcoin cleared the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $45,153 swing high to $40,750 swing low. It is now trading above $43,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Besides, it is consolidating near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $45,153 swing high to $40,750 swing low. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $44,800 level. The first major resistance is near the $45,000 level.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A close above the $44,800 and $45,000 levels could start a steady increase. The next major resistance is near the $45,500 zone, above which the price could rise towards the $46,200 resistance.
Dips Limited In BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $45,000 resistance zone, it could start a downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $43,600 level.
The first major support is near the $43,200 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Any more losses could lead the price towards the $42,000 support zone in the near term.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $44,600, followed by $43,200.
Major Resistance Levels – $44,800, $45,000 and $45,500.

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