Ethereum (ETH) Price Correcting Gains, Can Buyers Defend $165?

  • ETH price extended gains, but it failed to overcome sellers near the $185 resistance against the US Dollar.
  • The price started a downside correction and traded below the $180 and $174 supports.
  • This week’s key bullish trend line was breached with support at $178 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair remains at a risk of more losses, but it is likely to find a strong support above $165.

Ethereum price started a downside correction versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH might extend the recent correction, but bulls are likely to defend losses near the $165 support.

Ethereum Price Analysis

Yesterday, we discussed the chances of more gains above $180 in Ethereum price against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair did move higher and traded above the $180 and $182 resistance levels. There was a sharp upward move, but the price failed to break the $185 resistance area. There was a rejection pattern formed near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $188 swing high to $174 low. As a result, the price started a sharp downside correction below the $182 and $180 levels.

More importantly, this key bullish trend line was breached with support at $178 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair even spiked below the $174 support level and formed a new intraday low at $170.06. Recently, it recovered a few points above $173 and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $185 high to $170 low. However, the price is facing a strong resistance near the broken trend line and $178.

Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $185 high to $170 low is also acting as a resistance. It is currently trading with a bearish angle below $178 and $180. Therefore, there are chances of more losses below the $174 and $172 levels. The price might revisit the $170 level or extend losses below $170. The next major support is at $165, where buyers are likely to appear.

Looking at the chart, Ethereum price clearly started a major downside correction from the $185 resistance. Therefore, there is a risk of an extended drop below the $170 support. Having said that, bulls are likely to present a solid buying opportunity near the $165 level. Conversely, if there is a break below the $165 support, the price may revisit the $156 support area.

ETH Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is gaining momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD declined sharply below the 50 level and it is currently near 40.

Major Support Level – $170

Major Resistance Level – $180

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