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Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Support Turned Resistance

Aayush Jindal | April 26, 2018 | 4:28 am
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Analysis

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Support Turned Resistance

Aayush Jindal | April 26, 2018 | 4:28 am

Key Highlights

  • ETH price tumbled and broke a major support at $648-660 against the US Dollar.
  • This week’s highlighted important bullish trend line with support at $660 was breached on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair retested the broken support at $648, but it acted as a resistance and prevented gains.

Ethereum price is back in a bearish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD has to move back above $645-660 to start a fresh upside wave.

Ethereum Price Resistance

There was a fresh start of a downside move from well above $675 in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price declined and broke many supports such as $675 and $660. The decline gained pace once there was a break below the $675 support. It dropped by more than $80 and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. During the decline, there was a close below a crucial pivot level at $548.

More importantly, this week’s highlighted important bullish trend line with support at $660 was breached on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. There was even a downside spike below $600 and the price traded as low as $595.37. Later, an upside wave was initiated and the price moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $711 high to $595 low. However, the upside move was protected by the previous support at $648. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $711 high to $595 low also acted as a barrier for buyers.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

Looking at the chart, the price seems to be struggling to move back above $648. The stated $648 level was a support earlier and now it is acting as a hurdle. In the short term, there could be ranging moves below $648 before the price makes the next move.

Hourly MACD – The MACD has moved back in the bearish zone.

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

Major Support Level – $595

Major Resistance Level – $642

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