21-08-2017
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Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Pressured By Bitcoin




Ethereum price is struggling to gain momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently correcting lower towards $280.
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH USD

Key Highlights

  • ETH price remained elevated above $280 against the US Dollar, but currently under pressure due to Bitcoin price rise.
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $303.50 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair is currently under pressure and may struggle to break the recent high of $317.19.

Ethereum price is struggling to gain momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently correcting lower towards $280.

Ethereum Price Resistance

It was mostly a good week for ETH price as it moved above the $315 level to trade as high as $317.19 against the US Dollar. Later, the price struggled to move towards $320-325 and currently moving lower. It traded lower and moved below the $310 level. During the downside move, it broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the wave from the $256.34 low to $317.19 high.

Moreover, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $303.50 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD. However, the downside move was protected by the 50% Fib retracement level of the wave from the $256.34 low to $317.19 high. The last two candles on the 4-hours chart are mostly bearish, which is not a good sign. There are chances that ETH price might recover towards the $310 level, but most likely to face strong offers.

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH USD

Therefore, in the short term, there can be swing moves towards $310 and then a downside move to test the $280 support zone. In the medium term, the price is well supported and likely to resume gains above $300. However, Bitcoin price needs to settle down to decrease bearish pressure on all altcoins.

4-hours MACD – The MACD is still in the bullish zone despite of the recent decline.

4-hours RSI – The RSI is moving lower towards the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $280

Major Resistance Level – $317

 

Charts courtesy – SimpleFX

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Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over seven years as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possess strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency and commodities markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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