Ethereum (ETH) Near Crucial Juncture, Can It Recover?

  • Ethereum price is currently consolidating losses above the key $175 support area against the US Dollar.
  • Bitcoin price is struggling to hold the key $8,250 and $8,200 support levels.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $184 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair is likely preparing for the next move either above $184 or towards $165 in the near term.

Ethereum price is setting up for the next move versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH price could rise positively if there is a successful break above the $185 resistance.

Ethereum Price Analysis

This past week, there was a sharp downside correction in Ethereum from the $198 high against the US Dollar. The price broke a couple of important supports near the $188 and $185 levels. Moreover, there was a close below the $185 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Finally, the price traded below the $180 level and found support near the $178 level.

In the weekly forecast, as discussed the importance of the $175 support. The price is currently consolidating above the $178 and $175 support levels. At the moment, it is trading near the $183 level, plus the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $198 high to $178 swing low. However, the upward move is currently facing hurdles near the $184 and $185 levels.

Moreover, the 100 hourly SMA is also preventing an upside break above the $184 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $184 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Therefore, a clear break above the trend line, $185, and the 100 hourly SMA is needed for a strong recovery. The next key resistance is near the $188 level. It represents the 50% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $198 high to $178 swing low.

Conversely, if there is no upside break above the $185 resistance, there could be another decline. An immediate support is near the $178 level. However, the main support is near the $175 level, below which there is a risk of a downside extension towards the $165 support area.

Ethereum Price Analysis ETH Chart

Looking at the chart, Ethereum price is clearly consolidating above the $178 and $175 support levels. There are high chances of an upside break above $185, but it’s hard to discard another drop before a fresh increase.

ETH Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is slowly moving into the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is currently rising and it is just above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $178

Major Resistance Level – $185

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