Ethereum Shows Positive Signs But This Resistance Is The Key

Ethereum Shows Positive Signs But This Resistance Is The Key

Ethereum started a recovery wave above the $2,820 level against the US Dollar. ETH must clear the $2,920 resistance to start a steady upward move.

Ethereum started a short-term upside correction above the $2,780 and $2,800 levels.
The price is now trading above $2,820 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a key rising channel forming with support near $2,820 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair must clear the $2,885 and $2,920 resistance levels to continue higher.

Ethereum Price Faces Hurdles

Ethereum formed a base above the $2,750 level and started a recovery wave. ETH was able to climb above the $2,780 and $2,800 levels.

There was a clear move above the 50% Fib retracement level of the main drop from the $2,980 swing high to $2,720 low. There is also a key rising channel forming with support near $2,820 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ether price is now trading above $2,820 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the bears are active above the $2,880 level. On the upside, an initial resistance is seen near the $2,880 level. It is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the main drop from the $2,980 swing high to $2,720 low.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance is near the $2,920 level. A clear move above the $2,920 resistance might start a steady upward move. In the stated case, ether price might rise towards the $2,980 high. Any more gains may perhaps send the price towards the $3,050 resistance in the near term.

Another Decline in ETH?

If ethereum fails to gain pace above the $2,920 resistance, it could start another decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,820 zone.

The channel support is also near the $2,820 zone. If there is a downside break below the $2,820 support, the price could gain bearish momentum. The next major support is near the $2,760, below which the price could revisit the $2,720 zone. Any more losses may perhaps open the doors for a larger decline towards the $2,550 level or even $2,500.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Level – $2,820

Major Resistance Level – $2,920

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