Ethereum (ETH/USD) gained ground early in the Asian session as the pair appreciated to the 1811.31 level after trading as low as the 1748.25 level during the European session, with the intraday high representing a test of the 50% retracement of the depreciating range from 1869 to 1748.25 and the 50-hour simple moving average. Chartists observe the interday low represented a test of the 50% retracement of the appreciating range from 1659.93 to 1836. Traders have lifted ETH/USD more than 140% year-to-date, pushing the pair as high as the 2041.42 level, a fresh all-time high. The 1702.67 level emerged as important technical support after the all-time high was recently established, a level that represents the 61.8% retracement of the appreciating range from 1493.28 to 2041.42. Additional downside retracement levels in that appreciating range include 1622.64 and 1610.58. Stops were elected above the 1881.21 level during ETH/USD’s recent appreciation, representing the 78.6% retracement of the depreciating range from 2041.42 to 1292.76.
If ETH/USD extends its upward strength, additional upside price objectives include the 2080.48, 2134.98, 2150.66, and 2210.42 levels. Stops were also recently elected above the 1930.40, 1957.36, and 2017.05 levels during the appreciation, areas related to historical buying pressure around the 215.16, 370.50, and 176.43 areas. Some areas of potential technical support during pullbacks include 1403.13, 1205.96, and 1008.79, with stronger technical support likely in place around 1296.30 and 1066.14. 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 200-bar MA (hourly) and above the 100-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 1815.47 and the 100-bar MA (Hourly) at 1808.69.
Technical Support is expected around 1285.87/ 1205.96/ 1128.29 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 2080.48/ 2134.98/ 2150.66 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.
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