Ethereum climbed further higher above $1,620 against the US Dollar. ETH is consolidating gains and might aim another rally towards the $1,720 level.
- Ethereum is correcting gains from the $1,655 and $1,665 resistance levels.
- The price is now trading above $1,600 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $1,630 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could rally again if it stays above the $1,600 support zone.
Ethereum Price Eyes Another Increase
Ethereum price started a steady increase above the $1,500 resistance zone. ETH gained pace for a move above the $1,600 resistance zone, similar to bitcoin at $22,000.
The bulls even pushed the price above the $1,650 level and the price settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. A new yearly high was formed near $1,679 and the price is now correcting gains. There was a minor move below the $1,650 level.
Ether price dipped below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,480 swing low to $1,679 high. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $1,630 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
The price is now trading above $1,600 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance is near the $1,650 level and the broken trend line.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $1,680 level. An upside break above the $1,680 resistance zone could start a fresh increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $1,720 resistance. Any more gains might send the price towards $1,788 or even $1,800 in the near term.
Dips Limited in ETH?
If ethereum fails to clear the $1,650 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,600 level.
The next major support is near the $1,580 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,480 swing low to $1,679 high. If there is a move below $1,580, the price might test the $1,520 support. Any more losses might call for a test of the $1,480 zone.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,580
Major Resistance Level – $1,650