Ethereum Reclaims $2K, Why Upsides Could Be Limited Above $2.2K
Ethereum found support near $1,700 against the US Dollar. ETH started a recovery wave and climbed above the key $2,000 resistance zone.
- Ethereum started a decent recovery wave above the $1,900 and $2,000 levels.
- The price is still trading below $2,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,000 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could accelerate higher if it clears $2,150 and $2,200 in the near term.
Ethereum Price Breaks $2K
Ethereum extended losses below the key $2,000 support zone. ETH even broke the $1,800 level before the bulls took a stand near the $1,700 level.
A low was formed near $1,700 and the price started a fresh increase. There was a clear move above the $1,800 and $1,900 resistance levels. Besides, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,000 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
Ether price is now trading just above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $2,450 swing high to $1,700 low. However, it is still trading below $2,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The first major resistance is near the $2,150 level. The main resistance is now forming near the $2,200 level. It is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $2,450 swing high to $1,700 low. A close above the $2,200 level could open the doors for a decent increase.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
In the stated case, ether price might rise towards the $2,400 resistance. An intermediate resistance may perhaps be near the $2,350 level.
Fresh Drop in ETH?
If ethereum fails to recover above the $2,200 resistance, it could start a fresh decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,000 zone.
The next major support is near the $1,870 level. A close below the $1,870 level might restart downtrend. In the stated case, the price could dive towards the $1,700 level. The next major support might be near the $1,620 and $1,600 levels in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,870
Major Resistance Level – $2,200