TA: Ethereum Consolidate Gains, Why This Support Is The Key

Ethereum extended its increase above the $1,720 level against the US Dollar. ETH is now consolidating above the key $1,670 support zone.

  • Ethereum remained in a positive zone but struggled near the $1,785 resistance zone.
  • The price is now trading above $1,650 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $1,710 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a downside correction if there is a close below $1,670 and $1,650.

Ethereum Price Holds Key Support

Ethereum remained in a positive zone above the $1,600 level. ETH even extended its increase above the $1,670 and $1,700 levels.

It climbed above the $1,750 but there was no move to $1,800. A high was formed near $1,784 and the price started a downside correction. There was a minor move below the $1,730 and $1,720 levels. Ether declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,355 swing low to $1,784 high.

Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $1,710 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The price is now trading above $1,650 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

It is also consolidating above the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,720 level. The first major resistance is near the $1,750 zone.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The main resistance is now forming near the $1,785 zone. A clear move above the $1,785 level could even pump the price to $1,850. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $1,920 resistance zone.

Downside Break in ETH?

If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,750 resistance, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,670 zone and the 100 hourly SMA.

A clear move below the $1,670 support might spark a move towards the $1,625 level. The next major support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,355 swing low to $1,784 high. Any more losses might even push the price to the $1,500 support.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $1,670

Major Resistance Level – $1,750