TA: Ethereum Plunges to $1,550: Can Bulls Save the Day?

Ethereum corrected lower below $1,650 against the US Dollar. ETH must stay above the $1,550 support zone to avoid a sharp bearish reversal.

  • Ethereum started a key downside correction and traded below the $1,650 level.
  • The price is now trading below $1,650 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,700 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair must stay above the $1,550 support to start a fresh increase in the near term.

Ethereum Price Dips Over 6%

Ethereum failed to stay above the $1,750 and $1,720 levels. ETH reacted to the downside below the $1,700 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The price declined over 5% and even spiked below the $1,600 level, similar to bitcoin. It even tested the $1,550 support and traded as low as $1,552. Ether is now trading below $1,650 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The bulls are now pushing the price above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,789 swing high to $1,552 low. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,620 level.

The next major resistance is near the $1,660 and $1,670 levels. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,789 swing high to $1,552 low. A clear break above $1,670 might send the price towards the $1,700 level.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,700 and the 100 hourly simple moving average on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Any more gains may perhaps open the doors for a move towards the $1,780 resistance in the near term.

More Losses in ETH?

If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,660 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,580 zone.

The next major support is near $1,550. A downside break below the $1,550 support might spark more losses. In the stated case, ether price might decline towards the $1,500 level. Any more losses could push the price to $1,440.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Level – $1,500

Major Resistance Level – $1,660