TA: Ethereum Lacking Bullish Momentum, Why ETH Holders Are Safe

TA: Ethereum Lacking Bullish Momentum, Why ETH Holders Are Safe

Ethereum started a steady increase above $3,050 against the US Dollar. ETH price could correct lower, but the bulls might remain active near $3,000 and $2,950.

Ethereum extended its increase above the $3,100 and $3,150 levels.
The price is now trading near $3,100 and near the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could correct lower towards $3,000 or even $2,950 in the near term.

Ethereum Price Is Losing Pace

Ethereum started a steady increase and settled above the $3,000 level. ETH even broke the $3,100 level and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

It traded as high as $3,173 and recently corrected lower. There was a break below the $3,150 level. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ether is now trading near $3,100 and near the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is still trading well above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,651 swing low to $3,173 high. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $3,150 level.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The first major resistance is near the $3,180 level. The main breakout zone could be near the $3,200 zone. A close above the $3,200 resistance could start another steady increase. The next major resistance might be near the $3,320 level. Any more gains may possibly open the doors for a move towards the $3,500 level in the near term.

Dips Limited in ETH?

If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,150 and $3,200 resistance levels, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,050 level.

The next major support seems to be forming near the $2,950 level. Any more losses might call for a test of the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,651 swing low to $3,173 high at $2,912. A downside break below the $2,900 support zone could put a lot of pressure on the bulls.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Level – $3,050

Major Resistance Level – $3,200