- ETH price started a sharp downside move and traded below the $700 and $690 supports against the US Dollar.
- This week’s highlighted key bullish trend line with support at $725 was broken on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair is now back in a short-term bearish zone and it could retest the $660 support.
Ethereum price nosedived against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently trading well below the $700 level and it moved into a bearish zone.
Ethereum Price Decline
There was no upside break above Crypto Analysis.com/2018/05/15/ethereum-price-analysis-eth-usd-extend-gains/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-wpel-link=”internal”>the $742 resistance in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price started a sharp downside move and declined below the $730, $720 and $710 support levels. It seems like the price was rejected from the $742 level and buyers failed to gain bullish momentum. The worst thing is the fact that the price settled below the $700 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Moreover, this week’s highlighted key bullish trend line with support at $725 was broken on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair even cleared the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $635 swing low to $742 high at $690. It has opened the doors for more losses and the price Crypto Analysis.com/2018/05/14/ethereum-price-technical-analysis-eth-usd-recover/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-wpel-link=”internal”>may decline further below $680. The next support on the downside is around the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $635 swing low to $742 high. The overall bias has turned bearish short term with a close below $700.
Looking at the chart, the price is under a lot of selling pressure from $742. If sellers remain in control, there is a chance of more declines below $660. On the upside, the broken support at $700 and $720 are likely to act as hurdles for a recovery.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is gaining momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI has reached the oversold levels.
Major Support Level – $660
Major Resistance Level – $700
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