Ethereum Topside Bias Vulnerable, What Could Trigger Sharp Decline


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Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $2,850 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price is down over 5% and it is struggling to stay above $2,420.

  • Ethereum declined sharply after there was a clear break below the $2,650 support.
  • The price is now well below $2,650 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a key rising channel with support near $2,760 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could continue to move down unless there is a strong recovery above $2,550 and $2,650.

Ethereum Price Breaks Key Support

Ethereum attempted a major upside break above the $2,800 level. However, ETH failed to clear the $2,850 level and started a fresh decline.

There was a break below a key rising channel with support near $2,760 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair declined sharply below the $2,650 support and it settled well below the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Ether gained bearish momentum and it even broke the key $2,550 support zone. There was a spike below $2,450, but the price remained stable above the $2,420 support. A low is formed near $2,433 and the price is now consolidating losses.

Source: ETHUSD on

An initial resistance on the upside is near the $2,520 level. The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the of the recent decline from the $2,849 high to $2,433 low is also near $2,530.

The first major resistance is near the $2,550 level. The main resistance is now forming near $2,650. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the of the recent decline from the $2,849 high to $2,433 low. A clear upside break above the $2,650 level could set the pace for a steady increase.

More Losses in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $2,550 and $2,650 resistance levels, it could extend its decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,450 level.

The first major support is near the $2,420 level. A downside break below $2,420 could open the doors for a larger decline. The next major support is near the $2,200 zone, where the bulls are likely to take a stand.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is currently below the 30 level.

Major Support Level – $2,420

Major Resistance Level – $2,550

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Stephen Phillips
He is a complete nerd and a graduate of computer science. He talks about cryptocurrency and blockchain.


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