Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ethereum Price Retreats From Highs But Technicals Suggest Upside Continuation

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Ethereum price is correcting gains from the $2,440 zone. ETH is correcting gains, but the bulls might remain active near the $2,300 and $2,240 support levels.

  • Ethereum is correcting gains and trading below the $2,400 level.
  • The price is trading above $2,320 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a bullish flag forming with resistance near $2,360 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a fresh increase if there is a close above the $2,400 level.

Ethereum Price Remains Supported

Ethereum price climbed higher above the $2,320 resistance zone. ETH even broke the $2,400 level before the bears appeared. A high was formed near $2,441 before the price started a downside correction, like Bitcoin.

There was a move below the $2,400 and $2,380 levels. The price declined and tested the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $2,180 swing low to the $2,441 high. The bulls seem to be active near the $2,320 support zone.

Ethereum is now trading above $2,320 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $2,360 level. There is also a bullish flag forming with resistance near $2,360 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The first major resistance is now near $2,400. A close above the $2,400 resistance could send the price toward $2,440. The next key resistance is near $2,500. A clear move above the $2,500 zone could start another increase. The next resistance sits at $2,620, above which Ethereum might rally and test the $2,750 zone.

More Losses in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $2,400 resistance, it could continue to move down. Initial support on the downside is near the $2,320 level and the 100 hourly SMA.

The first key support could be the $2,240 zone or the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $2,180 swing low to the $2,441 high. A downside break and a close below $2,240 might start another major decline. In the stated case, Ether could test the $2,165 support. Any more losses might send the price toward the $2,120 level.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Level – $2,320

Major Resistance Level – $2,400

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