Ethereum has been closely tracking Bitcoin’s price action over the past several days and weeks, with BTC leading ETH to put some significant distance between its current price levels and recent lows, but the aggregated crypto markets now appear to be at risk of incurring further near-term downside.
Analysts are now debating whether or not Ethereum’s robust fundamentals will be enough to help propel the cryptocurrency higher, or if it will post further losses as Bitcoin’s recently incurred momentum begins stalling.
Ethereum Drops 2% as Analysts Target Further Losses
At the time of writing, Ethereum is trading down 2% at its current price of $152, which marks a notable decline from its daily highs of $157 that were set yesterday when bulls attempted to spark another rally.
In the near-term, ETH has been able to find some support in the lower-$150 region, as it has bounced multiple times this morning after visiting these levels.
It is important to note that Ethereum is currently trading significantly off of its recent lows of $130 that were set during the recent sell-off concurrently with Bitcoin’s downwards movement towards $6,500.
Hsaka, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, explained in a recent tweet that he believes Ethereum will drop slightly lower to $150 in the near-term, which could come about as a result of further BTC downside.
“Send $ETH to 150 posthaste,” he concisely noted in a tweet while referencing the chart seen below.
— Hsaka (@HsakaTrades) November 30, 2019
Will Fundamental Strength Help Propel ETH Higher?
One factor that analysts and ETH bulls alike have been closely watching is the DeFi trend’s impact on Ethereum, with a significant amount of the cryptocurrency being locked up as more individuals utilize DeFi initiatives.
Spencer Noon, a popular figure within the crypto industry, spoke about this in a recent tweet, noting that Ethereum’s year-over-year price gains do not match the amount of ETH that has been locked up in DeFi over the past year.
“Thanksgiving Price of $ETH: 2018: $121. 2019: $154 (+27%). The market can stay irrational longer than you can remain solvent, but I’m personally betting that price won’t lag fundamentals this good for much longer,” he explained in reference to a previous tweet that shows the meteoric growth of DeFi.
Thanksgiving Price of $ETH
2019: $154 (+27%)
The market can stay irrational longer than you can remain solvent, but I’m personally betting that price won’t lag fundamentals this good for much longer.
— Spencer Noon (@spencernoon) November 28, 2019
The coming months will likely offer the markets significant insight into whether or not Ethereum’s strong fundamentals will help propel it higher in the mid-term.
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