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Ethereum Loses Steam, Why 100 SMA Is The Key For More Gains

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Ethereum was able to clear the $1,700 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH failed to stay above $1,700 and is currently struggling to continue higher.

  • Ethereum was able to slowly move higher above $1,650 and $1,700.
  • The price is now trading above $1,655 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a crucial rising channel forming with support near $1,670 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could continue to move up if it stays above the $1,655 support zone.

Ethereum Price Tops Near $1,700

Ethereum started an upside correction above the $1,650 resistance zone. ETH climbed above the $1,660 and $1,675 levels to move into a short-term positive zone.

There was a spike above the $1,700 level and a close above the 100 hourly simple moving average. Ether price even moved a few points above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $1,880 swing high to $1,525 low.

However, the bulls failed to stay above the $1,700 resistance zone. It is now moving lower below $1,680. There is also a crucial rising channel forming with support near $1,670 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,700 level. The first major resistance is now forming near the $1,720 level. The next major resistance is near the $1,745 level. It is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $1,880 swing high to $1,525 low.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

A clear move above the $1,745 level might send the price towards $1,800 resistance. Any more gains may perhaps open the doors for a test of the $1,850 resistance.

Fresh Decline in ETH?

If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,720 resistance, it could start a fresh decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,670 zone and the channel trend line.

The next major support is near $1,655 and the 100 hourly simple moving average, below which ether price might accelerate lower. In the stated case, the price may perhaps decline towards the $1,600 level. Any more losses may perhaps send the price towards the $1,550 level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is now losing momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $1,655

Major Resistance Level – $1,720

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