TA: Ethereum Consolidates Below $1,100: What Could Trigger Sharp Decline
Ethereum is struggling below the $1,100 zone against the US Dollar. ETH could gain bearish momentum if it breaks the $1,030 support zone.
- Ethereum is facing resistance near the $1,100 and $1,120 levels.
- The price is now trading below $1,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,080 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could decline heavily if there is a clear move below the $1,030 and $1,000 levels.
Ethereum Price Faces Hurdles
Ethereum started a downside correction after it failed near $1,190 and $1,200. ETH corrected lower and traded below the $1,120 support zone.
There was a clear move below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $880 swing low to $1,192 high. Ether price even settled below the $1,150 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the bulls were active above the $1,030 support.
Ether price stayed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $880 swing low to $1,192 high. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,080 level.
There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,080 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The next major resistance is near the $1,120 zone. The main resistance sits near the $1,150 level. A clear move above the $1,150 resistance zone could start a steady increase.
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Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $1,200 level or the $1,192 high. Any more gains could start a move towards the $1,280 resistance in the near term.
More Losses in ETH?
If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,120 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,040 zone.
The next major support is near the $1,030 zone. A close below the $1,030 level might push the price below $1,000. In the stated case, ether price may perhaps decline towards the $950 level. Any more losses might call for a move towards the $880 support zone in the coming sessions.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,030
Major Resistance Level – $1,120
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