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TA: Ethereum Trims Gains, $3,200 Is The Key

Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $3,450 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price must stay above $3,200 to start a new upward move.

  • Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $3,480 and $3,450 resistance levels.
  • The price is now trading below $3,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,300 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start another increase if it manages to stay above the $3,200 support zone.

Ethereum Price Remains Supported

Ethereum failed to gain bullish momentum above the $3,450 resistance zone. ETH formed a high near $3,446 and the price started a fresh decline.

There was a move below the $3,350 support zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,300 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Ether price is now trading below $3,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

It even moved below the $3,250 level and formed a low near $3,215. The price is now consolidating gains above the $3,200 level.

An immediate resistance is near the $3,270 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $3,446 high to $3,215 low. The next major resistance is near the $3,300 level. Ether price must clear the $3,300 resistance to start a fresh surge.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

In the stated case, the price could even surpass $3,350 or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $3,446 high to $3,215 low. The next major stop for the bulls on the upside may perhaps be $3,450.

More Losses in ETH?

If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $3,300 level, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,240 zone.

The next major support is near the $3,220 level. The main support is near the $3,200 zone. A downside break below the $3,200 support zone might spark a sharp decline. In the stated case, there is a risk of a move towards the $3,050 level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly losing pace in the bearish zone.

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

Major Support Level – $3,200

Major Resistance Level – $3,350

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