- ETH price started a strong upward move after it broke the key $250 resistance against the US Dollar.
- The price even broke the $255 and $260 resistance levels to move into a positive zone.
- There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $252 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair is correcting lower, but dips remain supported near the $255 and $252 levels.
Ethereum price rallied recently with a positive momentum versus the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. ETH price is now trading with a bullish bias and dips remain supported on the downside near $255.
Ethereum Price Analysis
After forming a support base near the $240 level, Ethereum price broke the $245 resistance against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair gained bullish momentum after it broke the $250 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The bulls took control and pushed the price above the $255 and $260 resistance levels.
As a result, the price traded to a new weekly high above the $260 level at $264. The price traded close to the $265 level and it is currently correcting lower. At the moment, the price is correcting lower below $260 and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $246 low to $264 high. On the downside, there are many support near the $255 and $252 levels.
An initial support is at $255 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $246 low to $264 high. Moreover, there is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $252 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line coincides with the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $246 low to $264 high.
Therefore, if the price corrects lower, it is likely to find a strong buying interest near the $255 and $252 levels. A break below the trend line might push the price back towards the $250 pivot level. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $262 and $264 levels. A clear break above the $265 level might call for a test of $275.
Looking at the chart, Ethereum price is clearly trading with a positive bias above the $255 and $250 support levels. As long as there is no close below $250, the price is likely to grind higher in the coming sessions.
ETH Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is currently moving in the bullish zone, with a few negative signs.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently well above the 60 level and is correcting lower.
Major Support Level – $255
Major Resistance Level – $265