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Bitcoin price extended its increase above the $52,000 resistance. BTC is consolidating gains and might aim for more upsides toward the $55,000 resistance.

Bitcoin price remained in a bullish zone above the $51,000 and $51,200 levels.
The price is trading above $51,200 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There are two bullish trend lines forming with support at $51,450 and $49,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could continue to move up if it clears the $52,500 resistance zone.

Bitcoin Price Extends Rally

Bitcoin price started a steady increase above the $50,000 resistance zone. BTC gained strength above the $50,500 and $51,200 levels. It even spiked above the $52,000 resistance zone.

A new multi-week high was formed near $52,493 and the price is now consolidating gains. It is holding gains above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $48,240 swing low to the $52,493 high. There are also two bullish trend lines forming with support at $51,450 and $49,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin is now trading above $51,200 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. Immediate resistance is near the $52,500 level. The next key resistance could be $53,200, above which the price could extend its rally.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next stop for the bulls may perhaps be $54,400. A clear move above the $54,400 resistance could send the price toward the $55,000 resistance. The next resistance could be near the $56,500 level.

Downside Correction In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $52,500 resistance zone, it could start another downside correction in the near term. Immediate support on the downside is near the $51,500 level and the first trend line.

The first major support is $50,500 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $48,240 swing low to the $52,493 high. If there is a close below $50,500, the price could gain bearish momentum. In the stated case, the price could dive toward the $49,200 support and the second trend line.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now 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 – $51,500, followed by $50,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $52,500, $53,200, and $54,400.