Ethereum (ETH/USD) gained ground early in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 349.60 area after trading as low as the 345.07 area during the European session, just above the 344.70 area that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 334.19 to 351.20. Notably, this was also above the 342.70 area that represents the 23.6% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 370.25 to 334.19, and traders are observing that price activity continues to orbit the 347.96 area, representing the 38.2% retracement of the depreciating range. Another technical range that is influencing price activity is the recent appreciating range from 306.29 to 488.95, with current price activity encountering support around the 78.6% retracement and experiencing resistance around the 76.4% retracement. ETH/USD bulls are paying attention to the recent short-term appreciating range from 334.19 to 349.92, and some additional downside retracement levels include 343.91, 342.06, 340.20, and 337.90. Traders are observing that the 200-hour simple moving average has recently bearishly crossed above the 100-hour simple moving average. Traders recently took the pair as high as the 394.55 area, and selling pressure prevented a test of the 399.87 area, representing the 50% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 488.95 to 310.79. The next upside retracement levels in this range include the 420.89 and 446.90 areas.
The 328.78, 319.75, and 311.90 areas are important technical areas that traders are monitoring, as are the 302.20, 293.56, 289.64, 285.23, and 279.77 levels. Traders recently 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 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 how price activity reacts around these levels. 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 traders 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 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 below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 353.47 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 346.45.
Technical Support is expected around 315.08/ 302.20/ 279.77 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 399.87/ 411.48/ 420.89 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.