Ethereum (ETH/USD) came off early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 1310.87 area after trading as high as the 1346.50 area during the European session, with the intraday high representing a test of the 61.8% retracement of the appreciating range from 1286.56 to 1442.88, and the 100-hour simple moving average. Traders observe that ETH/USD traded as low as the 1271.31 area during the Asian session, a test of a previous relative high around the 1275.99 area. Buying pressure emerged around and above the 1304.64 area during the European and North American sessions, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 1267 to 1442.88. Traders are waiting to see if ETH/USD bulls have the strength to establish a new multi-year high above the 1477.30 area. If ETH/USD is able to extend its recent comeback further, some areas of potential technical resistance include the 1477.71, 1582.86, and 1665.31 areas. During ETH/USD’s recent move higher to multi-year highs, Stops were recently elected above the 1072.78, 1133.44, 1163.93, 1176.28, 1225.30, and 1230.73 areas, and selling pressure intensified below these areas during the pullback. Notably, these levels represented technically significant upside price objectives related to historical buying pressure around the 215.16, 625.01, 370.50, 480.08, 530.32, and 310.79 areas.
Some Stops were recently elected above the 1256.15, 1307.31, and 1315.02 areas, upside retracement levels related to the recent depreciating range from 1390 to 1039.62. If ETH/USD reverses recent gains and the psychologically-important 1000 figure cannot be held, technical traders will eye additional downside retracement areas including the 976.37, 954.16, 941.22, 917.03, 915.48, 902.24, 895.33, 869.22, 860.69, 856.83, 844.44, 831.94, 828.97, 812.73, 783.02, 770.03, 763.66, 750.28, 745.01, and 723.97 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 1340.64 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 1339.00.
Technical Support is expected around 792.40/ 766.54/ 729.88 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 1477.30/ 1582.86/ 1606.62 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.