Ethereum (ETH/USD) extended its significant pullback early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 334.01 area after trading as high as the 394.38 area during the Asian session, a test of the 332.69 area that represents the 50% retracement of the recent appreciation from 176.43 to 488.95. If additional selling pressure drives ETH/USD lower, traders will focus on technical areas such as the 328.78, 319.75, 311.90, 302.20, 293.56, 289.64, 285.23, and 279.77 areas. Technical trading was recently evident when the pair failed to sustain a break of the 444.08 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the recent appreciation from 371.50 to 488.95. Thereafter, the 100-bar 4-hour simple moving average has capped the upside of ETH/USD. Stops were then elected below the 430.23 and 416.37 areas during the downturn, representing the 50% and 61.8% retracements of the appreciating range. Earlier this week, traders drove the pair as high as the 488.95 area after some Stops were elected above the 487.55 area, its first test of the psychologically-important 500.00 figure since July 2018. Stops were recently elected above the 474.59 area, an upside price objective that represents the 50% retracement of the historical depreciation from 828.97 to 80.60. Additional upside price objectives include the 498.68, 516.03, 517.38, 531.80, and 543.09 areas.
Stops have recently been elected below the 394.80, 389.94, 384.36, 376.07, 369.57, 359.36, and 345.38 areas during the pair’s recent depreciation from the 488.95 area, and traders are curious to see if these levels provide any technical resistance during retracements higher. The 396.69 area remains an important technical level, representing the 23.6% retracement of the historical depreciation from 1419.96 to 80.60, and trader are curious to see if ETH/USD can reclaim this level. Following the pair’s recent appreciation, some additional important technical levels include the 416.00, 409.64, 389.91, 383.02, 374.83, and 359.36 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 below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 200-bar MA (4-hourly) at 404.92 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 387.61.
Technical Support is expected around 315.08/ 302.20/ 279.77 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 370.58/ 393.20/ 411.48 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.