There was another rejection noted near $265.00 in Ethereum vs the US Dollar. ETH/USD is currently declining and approaching towards a couple of important supports near $254.00 and $250.00.
Key Takeaways: ETH/USD
- Ethereum price formed a short term top near the $264.4 level and declined against the US Dollar.
- ETH/USD is currently approaching the $254.00 support and a bullish trend line on the 2-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp).
- Bitcoin price remains in an uptrend and it could accelerate gains above the $8,300 level.
Ethereum Price Analysis
Recently, bitcoin price gained momentum and broke the $8,100 and $8,200 resistance levels. However, Ethereum price failed to gain traction and formed a short term top near the $264.4 level.
Looking at the 2-hours chart, Ethereum price started a downside correction from the $264.41 high and declined below the $260.00 level. There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last rally from the $236.89 to $264.41.
Besides, there was a break below the $258.00 level, but the price found support near $255.00. Moreover, the price is approaching the $254.00 support and a bullish trend line on the 2-hours chart.
Below the trend line, the main support is near the $250.20 level and the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple). The 50% Fib retracement level of the last rally from the $236.89 to $264.41 is also near the $250.65 level to act as a support.
If there is a downside break below the $250.00 support, the price could extend losses and decline towards the $243.50 zone. The 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last rally from the $236.89 to $264.41 is also near $243.40.
Conversely, if the trend line support holds, the price is likely to start a fresh increase in the coming sessions. An initial resistance is near $260.00 and a connecting bearish trend line. A break above the $260.00 barrier might start a strong rally in Ethereum price above the $265.00 level.
Overall, ETH price is trading with a positive bias as long as it is above $250.00, and it could rise again above $260.00 and $265.00.