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Ethereum Price Analysis – ETH/USD Breaks Key Support

Aayush Jindal | January 30, 2018 | 5:00 am
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD
Analysis

Ethereum Price Analysis – ETH/USD Breaks Key Support

Aayush Jindal | January 30, 2018 | 5:00 am

Key Highlights

  • ETH price struggled to maintain the bullish bias and traded below the $1170 support against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $1162 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair is now trading below the $1140 support level and it looks set for further declines in the near term.

Ethereum price made a short term top against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is now trading well below $1180 and it may continue to decline further.

Ethereum Price Resistance

After a decent upside move above $1220, ETH price found resistance against the US Dollar. The price formed a short-term top at $1229 and it later started a downside move. There was a break below 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1079 low to $1230 swing high. The downside move gained pace and the price was able to move below the $1180 support area.

More importantly, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $1162 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair declined further and traded below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1079 low to $1230 swing high. This means the price is now back in the bearish zone below $1153. At the moment, the price is trading near a major support at $1120 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1079 low to $1230 swing high is at $1113.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

Therefore, the price has to stay above the $1110-1120 support. If it fails to hold $1110, it could decline back towards the $1050 level.

Hourly MACD – The MACD is gaining momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI – The RSI is now well below the 50 level and is heading lower.

Major Support Level – $1110

Major Resistance Level – $1155

 

Charts courtesy – SimpleFX

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