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ETH/USD Forecast: Ether Hesitates but Remains Supported





Ether maintained its bullish bias against the US dollar but declined further versus bitcoin. ETH/USD’s upsides were capped due to ETH/BTC’s decline.

Key Highlights

Ether eased a bit after failing to regain the $305.00 resistance against the US dollar.
Two important resistances are forming at $305.00 and $310.00 on the 2-hour chart of ETH/USD.
ETH/BTC declined further and traded below the 0.068BTC support.

Technically, the 2-hour chart indicators remain elevated in the bullish territory.

Ether Price is Showing Bullish Signs

There was a minor upside move in ETH/USD above the $300.00 resistance, but gains were capped by the $305.00 resistance. On the other hand, ETH/BTC continues to struggle and recently broke the 0.068BTC support.

Ether Price Analysis Chart

It seems like the recent decline in ETH/BTC is putting a lot of pressure on ETH/USD buyers. Looking at the 30-minute chart of ETH/USD, there was a decent ride from the $295.41 low to $304.74.

The pair failed to retain gains above the $304.00 level and started a downside correction. There is a bearish trendline forming with resistance at $302.00 which is protecting gains.

On the downside, the $298.00-300.00 area is a short-term support zone along with the 50 percent Fibonacci retracement level of the last wave from the $295.41 low to $304.74 high.

Should there be a close below $298.00, the price could head back towards $295.50. However, the 2-hour chart of ETH/USD is showing a lot of positive signs. There is a connecting bullish trendline forming with support at $298.00.

Ethereum Price ETH/USD Forecast

Furthermore, there is another crucial support forming near $288.00. To the topside, the pair is facing two important resistances - $305.00 and $310.00. A successful close above the mentioned resistances is required for Ether to gain further momentum towards $340.00.

The current price action is positive and a broad consolidation in ETH/USD is favored, but a bullish bias suggests that retracement pullbacks should be relatively limited.

An immediate support is near $298.00, below which Ether is likely to test $295.50. The most important trend support is now at $288.00.

Important Resistance Levels

$305.00 and $310.00

Important Support Levels

$295.00 and $288.00

30-minute RSI

The RSI is heading towards the 50 level.

30-minute MACD

The MACD is still in the bullish zone.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over seven years as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possess strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency and commodities markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets

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