Ethereum (ETH/USD) was pressured lower early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 385.25 area after trading as high as the 411.77 area during the Asian session, just above the 411.49 area that represents the 50% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 421.47 to 401.51. Some Stops were elected above the 409.45 and 410.23 areas during the push higher, levels that represents the 76.4% and 78.6% retracements of the depreciating range from 417.86 to 382.21. During the pullback lower in the European session, Stops were elected below the 404.79, 400.48, 396.99, 393.50, 389.19, and 388.54 areas, retracement areas related to the recent appreciating range from 382.21 to 411.77. Additional Stops were triggered below the 385.98 area, representing the 61.8% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 364.04 to 421.47. Stops were recently elected above the 378.85 and 399.87 levels during the pair’s ascent, representing the 38.2% and 50% retracements of the recent depreciating range from 488.95 to 310.79. Traders are also observing that the 200-hour simple moving average just bearishly moved above the 50-hour simple moving average, and this could result in additional market weakness.
Additional upside price objectives include 420.89, 425.31, 427.78, 437.41, and 446.90. Following ETH/USD’s run-up, traders are paying close attention to the 403.11, 395.14, 388.69, 382.84, and 374.27 levels as areas of potential technical support. Additional areas of potential upside pressure include the 393.37, 379.37, and 368.05 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 maintain this level. 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 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 385.25 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 398.87.
Technical Support is expected around 315.08/ 302.20/ 279.77 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 421.47/ 437.41/ 454.79 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 Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.