Ethereum attempted a steady increase above $3,000 against the US Dollar. ETH price failed near $3,050 and started a downside correction.
- Ethereum started a downside correction after it failed to clear $3,050.
- The price is now trading above $2,900 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $2,965 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair is consolidating above $2,900 and might start another increase in the near term.
Ethereum Price Remains Supported
Ethereum started a steady increase above the $2,850 resistance zone. ETH cleared the $2,920 and $2,950 resistance levels to move further into a positive zone.
The price even gained pace above the $3,000 level and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. A high was formed near $3,054 and the price is now correcting gains. It corrected a few points below the $3,000 support zone.
There was a move below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,885 swing low to $3,054 high. It is now trading above $2,900 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is also a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $2,965 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The triangle support is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,885 swing low to $3,054 high.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
If there is a fresh increase, the price might clear the $2,965 and $2,980 resistance levels. The first major resistance is near the $3,000 level. Ether price must clear the $3,000 resistance level to start another increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $3,050 level. Any more gains might call for a move towards the $3,120 resistance zone in the coming sessions.
Downside Break in ETH?
If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $3,000 level, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the trend line support and $2,940.
The next major support is near the $2,925 and the 100 hourly SMA. A downside break below the $2,925 support zone might push the price further lower. In the stated case, the price might drop to $2,850.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $2,925
Major Resistance Level – $3,000