Ethereum (ETH/USD) came off early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 348.69 area after trading as high as the 356.12 area during the European session, a test of the 356.48 area that represents the 61.8% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 370.25 to 334.19. The next upside retracement levels in this range include the 361.74 and 362.53 areas. Technical support was evident during today’s European session around intraday lows when buying pressure emerged around the 50-hour simple moving average, and also around the 23.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 310.79 to 360.61. Chartists are now closely watching the 345.16 area, representing the 50% retracement of the appreciating range from 334.19 to 356.12. Additional downside retracement levels in this appreciating range include the 342.56, 339.38, and 338.88 areas. Some additional downside retracement levels include the 343.91, 342.06, 340.20, and 337.90 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar 4-hourly simple moving average is bullishly converging with the 100-bar 4-hourly simple moving average, and the 50-hour simple moving average is bullishly converging with 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 353.22 and the 100-bar MA (Hourly) at 349.29.
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 Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.