Ethereum Holds Key Support, Why ETH Must Clear This Hurdle
Ethereum is still above the $1,720 support against the US Dollar. ETH must clear $1,820 and $1,850 to start a steady increase in the near term.
- Ethereum is still above the main $1,720 support zone.
- The price is now trading below $1,800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair might start a strong increase if there is a clear move above $1,820 and $1,850.
Ethereum Price Tests Key Support
Ethereum attempted a fresh increase above the $1,820 resistance zone. However, there was no upside continuation and the price stayed below the $1,850 resistance zone.
A high was formed near $1,831 and the price moved lower. There was a break below the $1,800 support zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near $1,767 and the price stayed above the key $1,750 support zone.
Ether is now consolidating above the $1,750 support. It climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,831 swing high to $1,767 low.
On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $1,800 level. There is also a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,831 swing high to $1,767 low.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $1,820 level. The main resistance is still near the $1,850 level. A clear move above the $1,850 resistance might start a strong increase. The next major resistance is near the $1,920 level.
Downside Break in ETH?
If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,820 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,765 zone.
The next major support is near the $1,720 level. A clear move and break below the $1,720 support could start a major decline. In the stated case, the price could slide towards the $1,650 support zone in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now just near the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,720
Major Resistance Level – $1,820