Ethereum Price Clings On 50-day EMA As $240 Beckons Profusely

By John Isige
Published July 17, 2020 Updated July 17, 2020
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Ethereum Price Clings On 50-day EMA As $240 Beckons Profusely

By John Isige
Published July 17, 2020 Updated July 17, 2020
  • Ethereum recovers from $228 support but gains towards $235 stall under $235.
  • ETH/USD bulls have just enough power to prevent losses under $225 in favor of consolidation.

Ethereum plunge on Thursday followed the return of some volatility in the market that was mainly attributed to top Twitter accounts being hacked. For a period of more than a week, Ether had remained pivotal at $240. Before that, ETH/USD has blasted north, testing the resistance at $245. Unfortunately, the drab action across the cryptocurrency market and particularly Bitcoin, made it difficult to sustain gains towards $250, instead, the price adjusted to $240.

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The breakdown pushed Ethereum below several key support areas including $235, the 21-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) and $230. The areas that held their ground were the short term support at $228 and the 50-day EMA. Most analysts believe that if Ethereum drops under $225 support, it would mark the end if the ‘altcoin season’ that is still in its early stages.

For now, the price is still holding above the 50-day EMA. However, recovery towards the support turned resistance at $235 is an uphill task. Technically, Ethereum bulls have just enough power to hold above the key support levels at $230, the 50-day EMA and $228. The RSI, for instance, is motionless at 50. This is a situation that mainly leads to consolidation.

ETH/USD daily chart

ETH/USD price chart
ETH/USD price chart by Tradingview

The same sideways trading action is reinforced by the MACD. The indicator is also clinging to the midline but a slight bearish divergence hints that losses are not out of the picture. In other words, although there are signs of a recovery, Ethereum has not been accorded the right parameters for a breakout. Besides, the volatility across the cryptocurrency market is still at the lowest levels in the last three months.

Read more: Is DeFi Sustainable In The Long Term: Ethereum Price Stuck In Consolidation

Ethereum Key Intraday Levels

Spot rate: $233

Relative change: 0.05

Percentage change: 0.02%

Trend: Bullish

Volatility: Low


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