Ethereum gained bullish momentum and it cleared the $1,950 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price tested $2,000 and it is likely to continue higher.
- Ethereum is extending gains and it recently tested the $2,000 resistance zone.
- The price is now well above the $1,950 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $1,945 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could correct lower, but it is likely to remain stable near $1,950 and $1,900.
Ethereum Price is Gaining Pace
Ethereum remained well bid above the $1,850 level and it traded to a new weekly high, unlike bitcoin. ETH broke many important hurdles near the $1,920 and $1,950 resistance levels.
There was also a spike above the $2,000 level and the price settled nicely above the 100 hourly simple moving average. A high is formed near $2,008 and the price is currently consolidating gains. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,980 level.
The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $1,888 swing low to $2,008 high is near $1,980. There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support near $1,945 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $1,888 swing low to $2,008 high. On the upside, ether could struggle to settle above the $2,000 resistance. A successful close above the $2,000 level could open the doors for a massive increase in the coming sessions. In the stated case, the price could easily rise towards the $2,080 and $2,100 levels.
Dips Supported in ETH?
If Ethereum fails to climb above the $2,000 and $2,010 resistance levels, it could correct lower. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,980 level.
The first major support is near the $1,950 level and the connecting bullish trend line. Any more losses might lead ether price towards the $1,880 support zone. There is another bullish trend line waiting on the same chart with support near $1,880, where the bulls are likely to take a stand.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $1,950
Major Resistance Level – $2,000