Ethereum Price Lacks Momentum Above $1,660, ETH Holders Are Safe: Here’s Why – NewsTo
Ethereum Price Lacks Momentum Above $1,660, ETH Holders Are Safe: Here’s Why

Ethereum Price Lacks Momentum Above $1,660, ETH Holders Are Safe: Here’s Why


Ethereum price is still struggling to gain pace above $1,670 and $1,680 against the US Dollar. ETH must stay above $1,620 to start another increase.

  • Ethereum struggled to clear the $1,660 resistance.
  • The price is trading above $1,635 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $1,650 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair must stay above the $1,620 support zone to start another increase in the short term.

Ethereum Price Faces Key Hurdle

Ethereum’s price remained well-supported above the $1,620 zone. ETH again climbed above the $1,650 resistance but struggled to clear $1,660, unlike Bitcoin.

The price made two attempts to gain strength above $1,660 but failed. A high was formed near $1,660 and the price started a downside correction. There was a move below the $1,650 level. The price declined below the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $1,627 swing low to the $1,660 high.

Ether is now trading above $1,635 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. It is also holding the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $1,627 swing low to the $1,660 high.

On the upside, the price might face resistance near the $1,650 level. There is also a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $1,650 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The next resistance is near the $1,660 level. The main resistance is now forming near $1,670.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

A close above the $1,670 resistance might send the price toward the $1,750 resistance. The next major hurdle is near the $1,820 level. A close above the $1,820 level might send Ethereum further higher toward $1,950 in the coming days.

Downside Break in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $1,660 resistance, it could start another decline. Initial support on the downside is near the $1,635 level and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.

The first key support is close to $1,620. The next key support is $1,600. A clear move below $1,600 might increase selling pressure. In the stated case, the price could even decline toward the $1,540 level in the near term.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Level – $1,620

Major Resistance Level – $1,660

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