Ethereum is attempting an upside break above the $1,230 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH could start a strong increase if it settles above the $1,230 and $1,250 resistance levels.
- Ethereum tested the $1,180 level and climbed higher sharply.
- The price is now trading above $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance near $1,215 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could gain bullish momentum if there is a clear move above $1,230 and $1,250.
Ethereum Price Eyes Fresh Rally
Ethereum price started a downside correction from the $1,230 resistance zone. ETH spiked below the $1,200 support zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
However, the bulls were active above the $1,160 support zone. A low was formed near $1,180 and the price climbed higher sharply, similar to bitcoin. There was a strong move above the $1,200 level. Besides, there was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance near $1,215 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
Ether price is now trading above $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is now trading just below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $1,180 swing low to $1,237 high.
An immediate resistance is near the $1,230 level. The next major resistance is near the $1,250 level. A clear upside break above the $1,250 resistance could start a strong upward move. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $1,300 resistance.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance could be $1,350. If the bulls clear the $1,350 resistance, the price might rise towards $1,400. Any more gains might send the price towards the $1,500 resistance zone.
Fresh Drop in ETH?
If ethereum fails to climb above the $1,250 resistance, it could start another drop. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,210 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The next major support is near the $1,200 level. It is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $1,180 swing low to $1,237 high. A downside break below $1,200 might spark a move towards the $1,150 support. Any more losses could lead the price towards the $1,100 zone.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,200
Major Resistance Level – $1,230