TA: Ethereum Recovers But ETH Must Clear This Key Resistance

TA: Ethereum Recovers But ETH Must Clear This Key Resistance

Ethereum started a recovery wave above the $2,800 level against the US Dollar. must clear the $2,850 resistance to continue higher in the near term.

  • Ethereum started a decent recovery wave above the $2,780 and $2,800 levels.
  • The price is consolidating above $2,820 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,750 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair must clear the $2,850 and $2,860 resistance levels to continue higher.

Ethereum Price Faces Resistance

Ethereum followed a bearish path below the $2,850 pivot level. ETH even traded below the $2,800 support level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

It traded as low as $2,718 before the bulls appeared. Ether price started an upside correction and climbed above the $2,750 level. The price was able to surpass the $2,800 resistance. There was a clear move above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $2,980 swing high to $2,718 low.

Besides, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,750 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair is now consolidating above $2,820 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

On the upside, an initial resistance is seen near the $2,850 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $2,980 swing high to $2,718 low. The next major resistance is near the $2,880 level. A clear move above the $2,880 resistance might start another increase.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance on the upside might be $2,920. Any more gains may perhaps send the price towards the $3,000 resistance in the near term.

Fresh Decline in ETH?

If ethereum fails to gain pace above the $2,850 resistance, it could start another decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,800 zone.

The first major support is near the $2,750 level. If there is a downside break below the $2,750 support, the price could revisit the key $2,720 support zone. Any more losses may perhaps open the doors for a larger decline towards the $2,650 level or even $2,620.

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 – $2,800

Major Resistance Level – $2,850

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