Bitcoin Turns Lower, Why BTC Could Extend Losses Below $42.5K

Bitcoin failed again to clear the $45,500 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC is declining and remains at a risk of more losses below $42,500.

Bitcoin attempted another upside break above $45,500 but failed.
The price is trading below $43,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $43,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could decline sharply if there is a clear move below the $42,500 support zone.

Bitcoin Price Corrects Gains
Bitcoin price attempted an upside break above the $45,500 resistance zone. However, BTC struggled to gain pace above the $45,500 level. A high was formed near $45,900 and the price started a fresh decline.
The price moved below the $45,000 and $44,500 support levels. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $43,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is now trading below $43,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Bitcoin is now finding bids near the $42,600 level. A low is formed near $42,664 and the price is now consolidating losses. An immediate resistance is near the $43,450 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $45,900 high to $42,664 low.
The first major resistance is near the $44,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next key resistance is near the $44,250 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $45,900 high to $42,664 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A clear upside break above the $44,250 level might open the doors for more upsides. The main resistance on the upside is still near the $45,500 level.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to start a fresh increase above $44,250, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $42,600 zone.
The next major support is seen near the $42,500 level. If there is a downside break below the $42,500 support, the price could start a major decline towards the $41,200 level.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $42,500, followed by $41,200.
Major Resistance Levels – $44,000, $44,250 and $45,500.

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