- ETH price extended losses and traded to a new weekly low near the $160 level against the US Dollar.
- The price is currently trading below the key resistance levels near $167 and $169.
- There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance near $167 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair might decline one last time towards $160 or $158 before a fresh upward move in the near term.
Ethereum price seems to be struggling below key pivot levels versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH could retest the $160 support area before the bulls take a stand.
Ethereum Price Analysis
Recently, we saw the start of a major downside correction in Ethereum price from the $177 resistance against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair declined below the $170 support level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price tested the $166 support level and later corrected a few points. However, the price faced a strong resistance near the $170 resistance. There was a failure near the 50% Fib retracement level of the drop from the $177 high to $166 low.
As a result, the price resumed its decline and it even broke the last swing low near $166. The decline was such that the price surpassed the $162 support and tested the $160 support area. A swing low was formed above $160 and the price recently corrected higher. It broke the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $170 swing high to $160 swing low. The bulls were able to push the price above the $165 level as well. However, the $166-167 zone acted as a strong resistance.
Ethereum failed to clear the 618% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $170 swing high to $160 swing low. There is also a major bearish trend line in place with resistance near $167 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Therefore, the price could decline one more time towards the $160 support area. On the upside, the $167 and $169 levels are major resistances. A close above $169 and the 100 hourly SMA is must for a fresh increase in the near term.
Looking at the chart, Ethereum price is currently trading in a bearish zone below $167 and $169. It seems like there could be another dip towards $160 or $158. Once the current correction wave is complete, the price is likely to bounce back above $170.
ETH Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is about to move back in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD failed to stay above 50 and it is currently moving towards the 40 level.
Major Support Level – $160
Major Resistance Level – $169