- ETH price fell sharply and even traded below the $500 level before correcting higher against the US Dollar.
- There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $550 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair is struggling to move above the $540-550 resistance area, which is a bearish sign in the near term.
Ethereum price nosedived recently against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD has to move above the $550 resistance to initiate a decent recovery.
Ethereum Price Upside Hurdle
The past few days were mostly bearish on ETH price as it declined below $500 against the US Dollar. The price tumbled and even broke the $460 support area. However, it managed to stay above the $450 level and started an upside correction. A low was formed at $453 from where it corrected upwards. Buyers succeeded in pushing the price above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $608 high to $453 low.
The upside move was positive, as the price also moved above the $500 level. However, the current wave was protected by a major bearish trend line with current resistance at $550 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair also failed to move past the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $608 high to $453 low. It seems like the price is facing a major sell wall near the $550-560 zone. Therefore, a successful close above the $550 level is needed for buyers to push the price further higher.
Moreover, the $570 level is near the 100 hourly simple moving average, which is the next hurdle. On the downside, there is a decent support at $500. Below $50, the price may retest the $450 zone in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now back in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI is currently well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $500
Major Resistance Level – $550
Charts courtesy – Trading View
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