Ethereum (ETH/USD) recovered some lost ground early in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 459.80 area after trading as low as the 454.61 area earlier in the North American session, a test of the 78.6% retracement of the depreciating range from 460.00 to 433.83. Earlier, ETH/USD traded as high as 463.76 in the Asian session and 462.79 in the European session, with the 100-hour simple moving average limiting upside potential. Recently, the pair tested the 478.61 level, an upside price objective related to buying pressure from earlier this year around the 184.29 area. Stops were recently elected above the 470.96 and 471.51 areas during the climb higher, representing the 76.4% and 78.6% retracements of the recent depreciating range. Additional upside price objectives that ETH/USD bulls are monitoring include 475.85, 476.32, 478.61, 479.15, and 503.54. Additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12.
During a recent pullback lower, 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. 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 downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas. 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 bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 456.80 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 456.73.
Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 487.55/ 498.68/ 503.54 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.