TA: Ethereum Avoids a Major Downtrend, Bulls Eye Crucial Breakout

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Ethereum started an upside correction above $1,250 against the US Dollar, following XRP rally. ETH could gain bullish momentum if it clears the $1,400 resistance.

Ethereum started a recovery wave above the $1,250 and $1,300 levels.
The price is now trading above $1,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,385 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could recover further it clears the key $1,400 resistance zone.

Ethereum Price Recovers

Ethereum managed to stay above the $1,220 support zone. ETH started an upside correction above the $1,250 level after ripple’s xrp started a strong upward move.

Ether price was able to clear the $1,260 and $1,280 resistance levels. There was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,420 swing high to $1,220 low. It is now trading above $1,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

It seems like the price is trading in a positive zone above the $1,320 level. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,380 level.

There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,385 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,420 swing high to $1,220 low.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance is near $1,400 level. A clear break above $1,400 might start a decent increase towards the $1,450 level. Any more gains may perhaps open the doors for a move towards the $1,500 resistance.

Fresh Decline in ETH?

If ethereum fails to recover above the $1,400 resistance, it could start a fresh decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,330 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The next major support is near the $1,288 level. A downside break below the $1,288 support might spark another sharp decline. In the stated case, ether price might drop towards the $1,220 level in the near term.  Any more losses could increase selling and the price might drop to $1,150.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $1,288

Major Resistance Level – $1,400

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