Bitcoin price is consolidating gains above the key $7,000 support area against the US Dollar.The price could dip towards the $6,960 support before it starts a fresh increase.There is a short term contracting triangle forming with resistance near $7,135 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).The bulls need to gain pace above $7,135 and $7,240 to start another increase towards $7,500.Bitcoin price is trading in a bullish zone above $7,000 and $6,960 against the US Dollar. BTC is hesitant, but it is likely to climb further above $7,300.Bitcoin Price AnalysisRecently, we saw a sharp rise in bitcoin above the $6,800 and $7,000 resistance levels against the US Dollar. Moreover, BTC price settled above the $7,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.A new weekly high was formed near the $7,487 level before the price started a downside correction. It traded below the $7,200 support area. Besides, there was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent rally from the $6,435 low to $7,490 swing high.However, the $7,000 support area is acting as a strong buy zone. At the moment, bitcoin price is consolidating in a range above the $7,000 support. Additionally, there is a short term contracting triangle forming with resistance near $7,135 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.If there is an upside break above the $7,135 resistance, the price could attempt to surpass the $7,240 range resistance. A successful close above the $7,240 resistance is likely to open the doors for a fresh increase towards $7,400 and $7,500.In the mentioned case, the price is likely to accelerate above the $7,500 resistance area. Conversely, the price extend its correction below $7,100.The first major support is near $7,000. The next one is near the $6,960 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent rally from the $6,435 low to $7,490 swing high is also near $6,960.Therefore, the price remains well supported near the $7,000 and $6,960 support levels. Only a daily close below $6,960 could negate the bullish view for a run towards the $7,500 level in the coming sessions.Bitcoin PriceLooking at the chart, bitcoin price is clearly trading in a range above the $7,000 support area. In the short term, there could be a few bearish moves towards $6,960, but the price is likely to bounce back above $7,240 and $7,300.Technical indicators:Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving in the bearish zone.Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is declining and is just below the 50 level.Major Support Levels – $7,000 followed by $6,960.Major Resistance Levels – $7,240, $7,400 and $7,500.
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