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.
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.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is losing momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,600
Major Resistance Level – $1,665
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Author: Aayush Jindal