Ethereum Price Faces Uphill Task and Could Restart Decline To $1,500

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Ethereum price is attempting a recovery wave above $1,580 against the US Dollar. ETH is struggling to clear $1,620 and might start another decline.

  • Ethereum is struggling to gain pace for a move above $1,600 and $1,620.
  • The price is trading below $1,600 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start another decline unless there is a close above $1,620.

Ethereum Price Struggles Above $1,600

Ethereum’s price started an upside correction from the $1,530 level. ETH managed to recover above the $1,560 and $1,580 resistance levels, like Bitcoin.

The bulls even pushed the price above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $1,670 swing high to the $1,530 low. The price climbed above the $1,600 resistance level and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. However, the bears took a stand near the key resistance at $1,620.

Ether failed to clear the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $1,670 swing high to the $1,530 low. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ethereum is now trading below $1,600 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. On the upside, the price might face resistance near the $1,595 level or the trend line. The next resistance is near the $1,620 level. A close above the $1,620 resistance might send the price toward the $1,670 resistance.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next major hurdle is near the $1,720 level. A close above the $1,720 level might send Ethereum further higher toward $1,800.

Another Drop in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $1,600 resistance, it could start another decline. Initial support on the downside is near the $1,565 level.

The first key support is close to $1,550. The next key support is $1,530. A downside break below $1,530 might push the price further lower toward the $1,500 zone. In the stated case, the price could even decline toward the $1,440 level in the near term.

Technical Indicators

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

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $1,550

Major Resistance Level – $1,620

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