TA: Ethereum Corrects Losses, Why 100 SMA Is The Key

Ethereum found bids near the $3,140 zone and corrected higher against the US Dollar. ETH price must clear $3,325 and the 100 hourly SMA to start a decent increase. Ethereum traded as low as $3,143 and is currently correcting higher. The price is now trading below $3,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a short-term rising channel forming with resistance near $3,300 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair must clear $3,300 and the 100 hourly SMA to gain bullish momentum. Ethereum Price Eyes Recovery Ethereum traded as low as $3,143 before the bulls appeared. ETH formed a base above the $3,150 and started a decent upward move. There was a break above the $3,200 resistance level. Ether price was able to clear the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the key drop from the $3,550 swing high to $3,143 low. However, it is still trading below $3,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. On the upside, an initial resistance is seen near the $3,300 level. There is also a short-term rising channel forming with resistance near $3,300 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The next major resistance is near the $3,325 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A clear move above the $3,325 level could even push the price above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key drop from the $3,550 swing high to $3,143 low. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com If ether price settles above the $3,325 and $3,345 resistance levels, it could start a steady increase. In the stated case, the price could climb above the $3,400 zone. The next key barrier is near the $3,450 level and a connecting bearish trend line. Fresh Decline in ETH? If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $3,325 level, it could start another key decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,230 zone. The next major support is near the $3,200 level. If there is a downside break below the $3,200 support, the price could resume its decline. In the stated case, the price may even decline below the $3,143 low. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly gaining pace in the bullish zone. Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now above the 50 level. Major Support Level – $3,200 Major Resistance Level – $3,325
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