Ethereum (ETH/USD) slumped early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 343.38 area after trading as high as the 355.33 area during the Asian session. Stops were elected below the 347.74 and 345.16 areas during the move lower, representing the 38.2% and 50% retracements of the recent appreciating range from 334.19 to 356.12. The pair tested the 342.70 area during the retreat, representing the 23.6% retracement of the recent broader depreciating range from 370.25 to 334.19. Additional downside retracement levels include the 342.57, 342.06, 340.20, 339.37, 338.88, and 337.90 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar 4-hourly simple moving average has bullishly crossed above the 100-bar 4-hourly 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 above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 200-bar MA (hourly) and above the 100-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 351.31 and the 100-bar MA (Hourly) at 348.66.
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 Bearishly below MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.