Ethereum started a fresh increase from the $3,400 support zone against the US Dollar. ETH price could accelerate higher once there is a clear break above $3,650.
- Ethereum started a fresh increase above the $3,500 and $3,550 resistance levels.
- The price is now trading above $3,550 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $3,500 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could start a fresh rally if there is a clear break above $3,650 and $3,660.
Ethereum Price Gains Pace
Ethereum remained well supported above the $3,400 zone. ETH started a fresh increase above the $3,500 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average, similar to bitcoin.
There was also a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $3,500 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair is now trading above the $3,550 resistance zone. Ether price even surpassed the $3,600 resistance zone.
A high is formed near $3,656 and the price is now consolidating gains. It is well above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent upward move from the $3,413 swing low to $3,656 high. The price is now showing positive signs above the $3,630. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $3,650 level.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $3,660 level, above which the price might start a fresh surge. In the stated case, the price could climb towards the $3,750 level. Any more gains could set the pace for a move towards the $4,000 level in the near term.
Dips Limited in ETH?
If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,650 and $3,660 resistance levels, it could start a fresh downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,600 level.
The first key support is now forming near the $3,550 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent upward move from the $3,413 swing low to $3,656 high. If there is a downside break below the $3,550 and $3,535 support levels, the price could decline further. The next key support is near $3,450.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 60 level.
Major Support Level – $3,550
Major Resistance Level – $3,660