- Ethereum started a steady increase above the $2,500 resistance and $2,550.
- The price is now trading well above $2,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,480 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair is likely to climb further higher above $2,650 and $2,700 in the near term.
Ethereum Price Gains Bullish Momentum
There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,480 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair even settled nicely above the $2,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The pair climbed above the $2,550 resistance level.
Ether is now trading well above the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the of the key decline from the $2,626 high to $2,260 swing low. An immediate resistance is near the $2,626 high. A clear upside break above the $2,626 high could set the pace for a larger increase in the coming sessions.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next key resistance is near the $2,715 level. It is near the 1.226 Fib extension level the of the key decline from the $2,626 high to $2,260 swing low. Any more gains above $2,720 could open the doors for a larger increase. The next major barrier for the bulls is near the $2,800 level.
Downsides Limited in ETH?
The first major support is near the $2,550 level. Any more losses could possibly call for a test of the $2,500 support and the 100 hourly SMA in the coming sessions. A downside break below the 100 hourly SMA could push ether price towards the $2,450 support zone.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $2,500
Major Resistance Level – $2,650