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Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – Can ETH/USD Break This?

Aayush Jindal | May 2, 2018 | 5:00 am
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD
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Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – Can ETH/USD Break This?

Aayush Jindal | May 2, 2018 | 5:00 am

Key Highlights

  • ETH price started an upside move and recovered above the $640 resistance against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $674 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • A break above the $674 and trend line hurdle could push the price back in a bullish zone.

Ethereum price jumped back against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD now has to break a major hurdle at $672-674 to gain upside momentum in the near term.

Ethereum Price Barrier

After a sharp downside move, ETH price formed support near $610 against the US Dollar. The price started an upside move and recovered above the $620 and $640 resistance levels. It also succeeded in clearing the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $700 swing high to $585 swing low. The upside recovery was positive as the price also moved above the $660 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

However, there is a crucial barrier just above the $670 level. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $674 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. At the moment, the price is trading near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $700 swing high to $585 swing low. Thus, a break above the trend line and $674 is needed for more gains in the near term. The next stop for buyers in the mentioned case may be around the $700 level.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

Looking at the chart, the current price action is positive above the 100 hourly SMA and $660. Having said that, the price is clearly struggling to break the $674 resistance. If it continues to struggle, there could be a downside reaction back towards the $660 and $640 support levels.

Hourly MACD – The MACD is slightly placed in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI – The RSI is now back above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $660

Major Resistance Level – $674

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