Ethereum price started an upside correction from the $189.35 low vs the US Dollar. ETH to USD is facing many hurdles above $204.50 and it is likely to resume its downtrend in the near term.
Key Takeaways: ETH/USD
- Ethereum price is trading in a bearish zone below the $204.50 and $207.75 levels against the US Dollar.
- ETH/USD broke a key contracting triangle with support near $199.60 on the 2-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp).
- Bitcoin price is down more than 3% and it is likely to dive below the $7,750 level
Ethereum Price Analysis
In the past few day, there were mostly downsides in Ethereum price below the $215.00 and $204.50 levels. ETH to USD even broke the $200.00 support area and traded to a new monthly low at $189.35.
Looking at the 2-hours chart, Ethereum price settled well below the $204.50 pivot level and the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple). Recently, there was an upside correction above the $200.00 level.
The price made an attempt to surpass the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from $252.65 to $189.35, but it failed. It seems like the $204.50 and $205.00 levels are important barriers for the bulls.
As a result, Ethereum price broke a key contracting triangle with support near $199.60 on the same chart. The price is now trading well below the $204.50 level. An initial support is near the $194.50 level, below which there is a risk of more losses towards the $189.35 level.
Any further losses may perhaps lead the price towards the $188.50 and $182.50 levels in the near term. Conversely, the price must gain traction above $204.50 to start a decent recovery.
The next hurdles are near the $207.80 level and the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple). The main resistance above the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple) is near the 50% 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple) at $221.00.
Overall, Ethereum price is trading in a bearish zone below $204.50 and $207.80. Therefore, there is a risk of more losses below $192.00 and $189.35 unless there is a clear break above $207.80.