Bitcoin Returns Near $40K Resistance; Support at $36K

Bitcoin (BTC) buyers defended support during Asia hours as the short-term uptrend persists. The cryptocurrency is near $40,000 resistance at press time and is up about 6% over the past 24 hours.

The previous attempt at $40,000 on Monday triggered overbought readings, which preceded a near 10% pullback. However, buyers have been active at lower support around $34,000-$36,000.

Bitcoin Returns Near $40K Resistance; Support at $36K
Bitcoin four-hour price chart shows short-term support and resistance levels with RSI.
Source: TradingView
  • The relative strength index (RSI) is overbought on the four-hour chart, which could trigger some profit taking.
  • Bitcoin is roughly 20% above the 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart. The most recent above average extension was seen in mid-June as buyers failed to break above $40,000 resistance.
  • Downside momentum has slowed considerably over the past month as bitcoin continued to hold $30,000 support. The current rally could encourage further buying once oversold signals appear on the weekly chart.