Ethereum price is consolidating gains below the $1,850 resistance against the US dollar. ETH must stay above the $1,750 support to start a fresh increase.
- Ethereum is still struggling to gain pace for a move above $1,850.
- The price is trading above $1,770 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
- There is a key contracting triangle forming with support near $1,780 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could extend its decline if it fails to stay above the $1,740 support.
Ethereum Price Remains In Range
Ethereum failed to continue higher above the $1,850 level and started a downside correction. ETH corrected lower below $1,800, but the bulls remained active near $1,750.
A low was formed near $1,741 and the price is now making a fresh attempt to gain pace, like Bitcoin. There was a move above the $1,780 level. The price tested the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,866 swing high to the $1,741 low.
Ethereum is now trading above $1,770 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. There is also a key contracting triangle forming with support near $1,780 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,800 level. The first major resistance is near the $1,815 zone. It is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,866 swing high to the $1,741 low.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
A close above the $1,815 resistance could start a decent increase. In the stated case, Ether could revisit the $1,850 resistance. The next key resistance is near $1,865, above which the price could accelerate higher. In the stated case, the price could rise toward the $1,920 level. The main hurdle sits at $2,000.
Another Decline in ETH?
If Ethereum fails to clear the $1,815 resistance, it could start another decline. Initial support on the downside is near the $1,780 level, the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average, and the trend line.
The next key support is $1,740. A downside break below the $1,740 support might send the price further lower. In the stated case, Ether could drop toward the $1,700 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is losing momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,720
Major Resistance Level – $1,815