Ethereum started a steady increase above $3,050 against the US Dollar. ETH price could correct lower, but the bulls might remain active near $3,000 and $2,950.
- Ethereum extended its increase above the $3,100 and $3,150 levels.
- The price is now trading near $3,100 and near the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could correct lower towards $3,000 or even $2,950 in the near term.
Ethereum Price Is Losing Pace
Ethereum started a steady increase and settled above the $3,000 level. ETH even broke the $3,100 level and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
It traded as high as $3,173 and recently corrected lower. There was a break below the $3,150 level. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
Ether is now trading near $3,100 and near the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is still trading well above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,651 swing low to $3,173 high. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $3,150 level.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The first major resistance is near the $3,180 level. The main breakout zone could be near the $3,200 zone. A close above the $3,200 resistance could start another steady increase. The next major resistance might be near the $3,320 level. Any more gains may possibly open the doors for a move towards the $3,500 level in the near term.
Dips Limited in ETH?
If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,150 and $3,200 resistance levels, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,050 level.
The next major support seems to be forming near the $2,950 level. Any more losses might call for a test of the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,651 swing low to $3,173 high at $2,912. A downside break below the $2,900 support zone could put a lot of pressure on the bulls.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now close to the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $3,050
Major Resistance Level – $3,200