- ETH price failed to climb above the $ 140-141 resistance area and declined against the US Dollar.
- The price even broke the $ 137 support level and traded to a new weekly low near $ 135.
- This is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $ 140 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair may extend the current downside correction if it fails to surpass the $ 140 resistance area.
Ethereum price is slowly moving into a bearish zone against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH is now at a risk of a bearish reaction if it fails to climb above the $ 140 hurdle.
Ethereum Price Analysis
Yesterday, we saw the start of a downside correction in ETH price from the $ 144 swing high against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair declined below the $ 140 support level and traded close to the $ 137 level. Later, there was an upside correction, but the price failed to clear the $ 140-141 resistance area. The price also failed to climb above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $ 144 swing high to $ 137 swing low. As a result, there was a fresh drop and the price even broke the $ 137 support level.
A new weekly low was formed near the $ 135 level and the price is currently correcting higher. It moved above the $ 137 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $ 141 high to $ 135 swing low. However, there is a strong resistance formed near the $ 140 and $ 141 levels. There is also a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $ 140 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
An immediate resistance is just below $ 140 and near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $ 141 high to $ 135 swing low. To resume the last bullish wave, the price must break the $ 140 resistance and the trend line. If buyers fail to push the price higher, there are chances of a fresh drop below the $ 135 swing low.
Looking at the chart, ETH price is currently correcting the last week’s gains from the $ 128 swing low. It is approaching a couple of important supports such as $ 135 and $ 136. Having said that, if it fails to climb above the $ 140-141 resistance area, there is a risk of a downside correction below $ 135.
ETH Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD spiked above the 50 level and it is currently moving higher towards 60.
Major Support Level – $ 135
Major Resistance Level – $ 140