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Bitcoin price is still struggling below the $43,250 resistance zone. BTC remains at risk of more downsides if it stays below $43,500 for a long time.

Bitcoin price is still trading in a range from the $41,500 zone.
The price is trading below $43,250 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There was a break below a key rising channel with support near $42,880 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair is now at risk of more downsides below the $41,500 support zone.

Bitcoin Price Turns Red

Bitcoin price started a consolidation phase from the $41,500 zone. BTC recovered a few points, but the bears were active near the $43,250 and $43,500 levels.

The last swing high was near $43,568 before the price started a fresh decline. There was a clear move below the $43,000 level. Besides, there was a break below a key rising channel with support near $42,880 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin is now trading below $43,250 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. It is again attempting a recovery wave above the $42,500 level.

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $42,800 level. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $43,568 swing high to the $42,190 low. The first major resistance is $43,000. The main resistance is now forming near the $43,250 level.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $43,568 swing high to the $42,190 low is also near $43,250. A clear move above the $43,250 resistance could send the price toward the $44,000 resistance. The next resistance is now forming near the $44,250 level. A close above the $44,250 level could push the price further higher. The next major resistance sits at $45,000.

More Losses In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $43,250 resistance zone, it could start a fresh decline. Immediate support on the downside is near the $42,120 level.

The next major support is $41,450. If there is a close below $41,450, the price could gain bearish momentum. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $40,000 support in the near term.

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 – $42,120, followed by $41,450.

Major Resistance Levels – $43,000, $43,250, and $44,000.