Ethereum is following a short term declining pattern from the $198 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH could spike towards the $188 or $185 support before it rallies above $200. Ethereum is slowly moving lower after it failed to surpass the $198 and $200 resistance levels. The price is currently trading near the $192 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key declining channel or a bullish flag forming with resistance near $195 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair could dip towards the $188 support or $185 before it starts a fresh increase. Ethereum Price Correcting Gains After a couple of failed attempts to clear the $198-$200 resistance area, Ethereum price started a downside correction against the US Dollar. ETH price seems to be following a declining pattern from the $198 resistance. The last swing low was near $188 and the recent high was $195. The price is currently declining and testing the $192 level. The 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $188 low to $195 is currently acting as a support. The next key support is near the $190 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $188 low to $195 is also near the $190 level to provide support. If Ethereum fails to stay above the 100 hourly simple moving average, it could spike towards the $188 support. It seems like there is a key declining channel or a bullish flag forming with resistance near $195 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Ethereum Price Therefore, there are chances of a downside thrust towards the $188 support or the $185 pivot zone in the short term. If Ether fails to stay above the $185 support, there is a risk of a larger downside correction. The next major support below $185 is near the $175 level, where the bulls are likely to take a strong stand in the coming sessions. Uptrend Intact? Ethereum is still following a nice uptrend unless it settles below the $185 support. On the upside, the bulls need to clear the $195 resistance level. The main hurdle is near the $198 and $200 levels, above which the price could rally towards the $212 and $215 levels. Any further gains may perhaps call for a test of $225. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is about to move into the bullish zone. Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level. Major Support Level – $185 Major Resistance Level – $198 Image from unsplash
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