- ETH price is consolidating in a range with a crucial resistance at $470 against the US Dollar.
- There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $452 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair must break the $470 resistance to continue higher towards $490 and $500 in the near term.
Ethereum Price Upside Hurdle
After a continuous decline, there was a decent support formed near $438-440 in ETH price against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair started an upside move and traded above the $445 and $450 resistance levels. There was also a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $517 high to $439 low. The price settled above the $450 level, which is a positive sign.
Moreover, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $452 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. However, the pair faced a strong resistance near the $470 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It seems like the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $517 high to $439 low is preventing gains. A break the $470 and $475 resistance levels is needed for more gains in the near term. The next key resistance above $475 is waiting near the $487 level.
Looking at the chart, the price is currently consolidating above $450 and close to the 100 hourly SMA. If it continues to struggle near $470, there could be a downside reaction. On the downside, supports are seen near the $458 and $452 levels, followed by the $450 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is about to move back in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI is currently placed nicely with a positive angle above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $452
Major Resistance Level – $470
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