TA: Ethereum Plunges, Can Buyers Save The Key $3K Support?
Ethereum extended decline below the $3,100 support zone against the US Dollar. ETH price must stay above $3,000 to avoid a sharp decline.
- Ethereum extended decline below the $3,120 and $3,100 levels.
- The price is trading below $3,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,140 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could start a decent increase if there is a clear move above the $3,200 resistance zone.
Ethereum Price Keeps Struggling
Ethereum failed to settle above $3,200 and extended decline below the $3,120 support zone. ETH even broke the $3,080 level and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average.
A low is formed near $3,050 and currently correcting losses. There was a minor recovery wave above the $3,100 level. Ether price climbed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $3,195 swing high to $3,050 low.
The first major resistance is near the $3,135 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,140 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $3,195 swing high to $3,050 low.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
If there is an upside break above the trend line, the price could rise towards the $3,190 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next major resistance is near the $3,200 level, above which ether price could gain bullish momentum. In the stated case, the price could rise towards $3,300 in the near term.
More Losses in ETH?
If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $3,150 level, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,080 level.
The first key support is now forming near the $3,050 level. A downside break below the $3,050 level might even spark a move below the $3,000 level. The next major support for the bulls may perhaps be near the $2,880 zone. Any more losses could push the price towards the $2,750 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now near the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $3,050
Major Resistance Level – $3,150
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