Ethereum (ETH/USD) remained on the defensive early in the North American session after trading as low as the 223.53 area during today’s European session. Some Stops were elected below the 223.97 area, representing the 50% retracement of the recent appreciation from 215.16 to 232.77. Traders stopped just short of testing the 233.16 area, a level that represents the 23.6% retracement of the recent depreciation from 249.04 to 215.16. Not too far below current price activity, traders are waiting to see what will happen around the 222.95 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the recent appreciation from 123.72 to 253.60. Traders observe that ETH/USD has recently been unable to hold the 228.70 area, one that is technically significant as it represents the 23.6% retracement of the recent appreciation from 148.08 to 253.60. Above the recent market high, traders are eyeing the 247.61 level as another hurdle with some Stops likely in place above. Significant buying pressure was recently seen that lifted ETH/USD through Stops above the 231.25, 232.61, and 234.29 levels, representing the 50%, 61.8%, and 76.4% retracements of the recent depreciation from 237.00 to 225.50. Above recent price activity, upside price objectives include the 260.23 and 262.90 areas.
Appreciating ranges that are technically significant include the move from 148.08 to 227.50, the move from 123.72 to 227.50, the move from 176.43 to 216.99, the appreciation from 90.00 to 227.50, and the appreciation from 196.65 to 253.60. Important technical levels related to those ranges include the 240.16, 231.85, 225.13, 208.76, 203.01, 197.16, 195.10, 187.79, and 175.02 levels, and traders are very interested to observe how price activity reacts around these levels. Below current market activity, traders continue to monitor the 196.56 and 177.39 levels as downside price targets, both of which relate to selling pressure that emerged around the 253.01 area in early March. Additional downside areas of potential technical support include the 190.93, 186.00, 185.39, and 185.11 areas. Recently, ETH/USD briefly traded below the 218.40 area, representing the 61.8% retracement of the appreciating range from 196.65 to 253.60. The next upside price retracement level in this range is the 240.16 level. Chartists are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and sbove the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 226.02 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 226.33.
Technical Support is expected around 213.66/ 206.29/ 191.27 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 238.05/ 243.85/ 253.60 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.