Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Cools Off After Hitting ATH Above $1430, What’s Next?

ETH/USD – Ethereum Retreats From Yesterday’s ATH

Key Support Levels: $1275, $1230, $1200.Key Resistance Levels: $1350, $1400, $1424.

Yesterday, ETH surged by a strong 12%, which allowed it to climb above a consolidation pattern and hit the previous ATH price. It even set a new ATH marginally higher, around $1439, before coming back down to close the day at about $1380.

Today, Ethereum retreated and dropped by 8%. This was largely caused by a sharp drop in the price of Bitcoin, which also fell by around 8%.

The Bitcoin-driven price drop caused ETH to spike as low as $1230, where it found combined support at a rising trend line and the .236 Fib Retracement level. It has since rebounded and attempts to break back above $1300.

ethusd-jan20ETH/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

ETH-USD Short Term Price Prediction

Looking ahead, the first level of resistance above $1300 lies at $1350 (1.272 Fib Extension). This is followed by resistance at $1400, $1424 (previous ATH), and $1472 (1.414 Fib Extension). Added resistance lies at $1500, $1530, and $1582.

On the other side, the first level of support lies at $1276. This is followed by $1230 (.236 Fib & rising trend line), $1200, $1100 (.382 Fib), and $995 (.5 Fib).

The RSI is showing signs of strong bearish divergence, which could lead to a large rollover if it plays out.

ETH/BTC – Bulls Holding At 4-Month Highs

Key Support Levels: 0.0363 BTC, 0.0361 BTC, 0.035 BTC.Key Resistance Levels: 0.0382 BTC, 0.0396 BTC, 0.0416 BTC.

Against Bitcoin, Ethereum had surged higher from 0.034 BTC to reach the resistance at 0.0382 BTC yesterday. It stalled at this resistance, provided by a 1.618 Fib Extension, but is doing well to hold near the level at 0.0379 BTC.

The cryptocurrency had spiked lower against Bitcoin earlier today but managed to find support at 0.0363 BTC (.236 Fib) and rebounded from there.

ethbtc-jan20ETH/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

ETH-BTC Short Term Price Prediction

Looking ahead, the first level of resistance lies at 0.0382 BTC. This is followed by resistance at 0.0396 BTC (Feb 2020 High), 0.0416 BTC, and 0.0424 BTC (1.272 Fib Extension).

On the other side, the first level of support lies at 0.0363 BTC (.236 Fib). This is closely followed by support at 0.0361 BTC (March 2019 highs), 0.035 BTC (.382 Fib), and 0.0337 BTC (Nov 2020 Highs).

The RSI has reached extremely overbought conditions here, suggesting the market might need a pullback before being able to continue higher.

Publication date: 
01/20/2021 - 19:51

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