Ethereum Price Battles Resistance: Faces Steep Climb Ahead

Kayode Adeyemi
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Ethereum price declined heavily and tested the $3,580 support zone. ETH is now recovering and faces many hurdles near the $3,740 zone.

  • Ethereum started a recovery wave and climbed above the $3,660 resistance.
  • The price is trading below $3,750 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,740 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a fresh upward move unless there is a close below the $3,640 support.

Ethereum Price Faces Resistance

Ethereum price extended its decline below the $3,660 support zone. ETH even declined below $3,600 before the bulls appeared. A low was formed near $3,574 and the price is now correcting losses, like Bitcoin.

There was a move above the $3,650 and $3,660 levels. The price climbed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $3,838 swing high to the $3,574 low. However, there was no close above the $3,700 level.

Ethereum is now trading below $3,740 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. If there is another increase, ETH might face resistance near the $3,700 level.

The first major resistance is near the $3,740 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,740 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $3,838 swing high to the $3,574 low.

Ethereum Price
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

An upside break above the $3,740 resistance might send the price higher. The next key resistance sits at $3,800, above which the price might gain traction and rise toward the $3,840 level. If the bulls push Ether above the $3,840 level, the price might rise and test the $4,000 resistance. Any more gains could send Ether toward the $4,080 resistance zone.

Another Decline In ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $3,740 resistance, it could continue to move down. Initial support on the downside is near $3,660. The next major support is near the $3,640 zone.

The main support sits at $3,580. A clear move below the $3,580 support might push the price toward $3,500. Any more losses might send the price toward the $3,450 level in the near term.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is gaining momentum in the bearish zone.

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

Major Support Level – $3,640

Major Resistance Level – $3,740

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