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Can Ethereum Hard Fork Create Pressure On Ether Price?





ETH/USD struggle to break the $11.80-$12.10 range continued, and now the Ethereum hard fork may give investors a reason to be nervous.

Key Highlights

Ether price was under a minor pressure against the US Dollar and Bitcoin, as yet another Ethereum hard fork is now confirmed.
The ETH/USD pair is still stuck in yesterday’s highlighted range pattern of $11.80-$12.10.
There should be a break sooner or later, and if something bad happens during the hard fork, ETH/USD may collapse.

Technically, the pair is currently below its 21 hourly SMA, suggesting a minor bearish pressure.

ETH/USD Range Formation

Ethereum Foundation recently announced their Hard Fork decision to end the DoS attacks. This is the second time they have considered a hard fork. It created a minor bearish pressure on Ether price and nervousness in the market.

Ethereum Ether Price Analysis

The ETH/USD pair was seen trading a few points lower, but remained confined in yesterday’s highlighted range pattern of $11.80-$12.10. The pair was once again rejected around the $12.10 resistance, and currently trading near the lower end of the range at $11.80.

It would be interesting to see whether the Ether bulls can prevent a downside break or not. We can now see a descending channel pattern formed on the 30-min chart, which is taking the price slowly towards the lower end of the range where buyers would be put to test yet again.

ETH/USD Forecast

I think there is a chance of a spike towards the last swing low of $11.65 this time to complete a perfect fib wave structure of the current cycle. The 2-hours chart is still almost the same, and has a contracting triangle pattern formed.

One important point to note is the fact that the range resistance is acting as a strong barrier compared with the support. There are a lot of rejections on the upside, compared with the number of support tests. I think we can see a minor new low before the price may attempt to trade back higher.

Important Resistance Levels

$12.10 and $12.40

Important Support Levels

$11.80 and $11.60

30-min RSI

The RSI technical indicator is below the 50 level, showing sellers’ strength at present.

30-min MACD

The MACD is currently in the bearish zone, and signaling further losses in the short term.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over seven years as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis. He strives to provide entertaining and informative analysis of the currency and commodities markets. He is a software engineer by profession and loves blogging.

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