Copyright © 2018

Ethereum Price (ETH) Could Continue Higher While Bitcoin Struggles

ethereum-price-eth-could-continue-higher-while-bitcoin-struggles
  • admin

  • ETH price climbed higher recently and settled above the $175 resistance area against the US Dollar.
  • The price is currently consolidating gains and it might continue to rise towards $185 or $190.
  • There is a key breakout pattern forming with support near $180 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The price could dip a few points towards $176 or $175 before it could start a fresh increase.

Ethereum price is showing positive signs above $175 versus the US Dollar, while bitcoin is struggling. ETH price remains supported on dips and it could rise further.

Ethereum Price Analysis

Recently, there was a solid rise in ETH price above the $175 resistance area against the US Dollar. However, bitcoin price struggled to gain momentum above the $10,500 resistance area. The recent rise in pushed Ethereum above the $180 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, the price traded close to the $185 level and recently started a short term downside correction.

It traded below the $180 level and the tested the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $165 low to $185 high. At the outset, there is a key breakout pattern forming with support near $180 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. It seems like the price might decline a few points below the trend line support at $180. The next key support is near the $178 level and the 100 hourly SMA.

Additionally, the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $165 low to $185 high is near the $175 level to act as a support. If the price continues to slide, there are chances of a trend reversal towards the $170 support area. The 76.4% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $165 low to $185 high is also near $170. Conversely, an immediate resistance on the upside is near the $182 level.

If there is an upside break above the $182 level, the price could attempt to surpass the $185 resistance area. Above $185, the price is likely to continue higher towards the $190 and $192 resistance levels.

Looking at the chart, Ethereum price is clearly trading with a positive bias above the $175 and $178 support levels. Only an hourly close below $175 might negate the current positive bias. On the upside, the price will most likely gain bullish momentum once it clears the $182 and $185 resistance levels.

ETH Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is currently moving in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is currently declining and it struggling to hold the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $175

Major Resistance Level – $185

The post Ethereum Price (ETH) Could Continue Higher While Bitcoin Struggles appeared first on NewsBTC.