Ethereum is facing resistance near the $4,600 zone against the US Dollar. ETH must stay above $4,450 to start a steady increase in the near term.
Ethereum is consolidating above the key $4,450 support zone.
The price is now trading above $4,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $4,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could start a fresh rally as long as it is above the $4,450 level and the 100 hourly SMA.
Ethereum Price Attempts Fresh Increase
Ethereum declined below the $4,500 support, but the bulls defended the $4,450 zone. ETH seems to be forming a base above the $4,450 support level and is slowly rising.
There was a break above the $4,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price cleared the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $4,780 swing high to $4,455 low. It is now consolidating above the $4,520 level.
An initial resistance on the upside is near the $4,600 level. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $4,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
The first major resistance is near the $4,620 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $4,780 swing high to $4,455 low. A clear move above the $4,600 and $4,620 levels could send the price further higher.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $4,705 level. Any more gains could lift the price towards the $4,800 resistance zone in the near term.
Fresh Drop in ETH?
If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $4,620 level, it could start another decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $4,500 level.
The first key support is now forming near the $4,450 level. A downside break below the $4,450 support zone and the recent low might spark a major decline. In the stated case, the price may perhaps decline towards the $4,320 level. The next major breakdown support is $4,250, below which the price could decline towards $4,000.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $4,450
Major Resistance Level – $4,620