Ethereum Bears Hold Strong – Why ETH Could Resume Downtrend Below $1,600 – NewsTo
Ethereum Bears Hold Strong – Why ETH Could Resume Downtrend Below $1,600

Ethereum Bears Hold Strong – Why ETH Could Resume Downtrend Below $1,600


Ethereum price tested the $1,600 zone and is currently recovering against the US Dollar. ETH is facing many hurdles near $1,650 and $1,670.

  • Ethereum started a recovery wave from the $1,600 support level.
  • The price is trading below $1,650 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,665 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a fresh increase unless there is a close above the $1,700 level.

Ethereum Price Faces Key Resistance

Ethereum’s price extended its decline below the $1,650 support zone. ETH price even spiked below the $1,620 and tested the $1,600 handle, like Bitcoin.

A low was formed near $1,600 and the price recently started an upside correction. There was a move above the $1,620 and $1,630 levels. The price climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,748 swing high to the $1,600 low.

Ether is still trading below $1,650 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. Besides, there is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,665 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

On the upside, the price might face resistance near the $1,650 level and the 100 hourly SMA. The next resistance is near the $1,660 level and the trend line. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,748 swing high to the $1,600 low.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

A close above the $1,665 level might send the price toward the $1,700 zone. To start a fresh increase, Ethereum must settle above the $1,700 pivot level. The next resistance might be near $1,750. Any more gains might send the price toward the $1,800 resistance.

Another Decline in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $1,665 resistance, it could start another decline. Initial support on the downside is near the $1,630 level.

The first key support is close to $1,600. The next major support is near the $1,580 level. If there is a downside break below $1,580, the price could extend its decline toward the $1,540 level. Any more losses might send the price toward the $1,480 level in the near term.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Level – $1,600

Major Resistance Level – $1,665

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