- Ethereum is down around 4% from the $138 high and tested the $130 support against the US Dollar.
- The price is currently consolidating above the $130 support, with a few bearish signs.
- There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $132 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- Bitcoin failed to stay above $7,300 and it is now trading near the $7,240 support area.
Ethereum price is facing an increase in selling versus the US Dollar due to a steady decline in bitcoin. ETH price could dive below the $128 level, if bitcoin slides below $7,200.
Ethereum Price Analysis
After a strong upward move above $135, Ethereum price faced resistance near the $138 zone against the US Dollar. ETH price topped near the $138 level and recently corrected below $135.
Moreover, there was a break below the $132 support, plus the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the latest rally from the $127 low to $138 high. The price tested the $130 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
It seems like Ethereum is currently consolidating near $130 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An initial resistance is near the $132 level. Besides, the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $138 high to $130 low is also near $132.
More importantly, there is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $132 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Therefore, a clear break above the $132 resistance might start a strong increase towards the $135 and $138 resistance levels.
An intermediate resistance could be $134 or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $138 high to $130 low.
Conversely, Ethereum might struggle to gain momentum above the $132 and $133 levels. In the mentioned bearish case, the price could struggle to stay above $130 and the 100 hourly SMA.
If there is a close below $130 and the 100 hourly SMA, the bears are likely to gain traction and the price may perhaps slide towards the $125 support area.
Looking at the chart, Ethereum price is back to the main $130 support area. If bitcoin slides below the $7,200 support area, there is a risk of a sharp decline in ETH in the near term. If not, it might start a fresh increase towards $135 and $138 in the coming sessions.
ETH Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly moving into the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently moving higher towards the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $130
Major Resistance Level – $132
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