TA: Ethereum Consolidates, Why Bulls Could Aim Fresh Rally

Ethereum is consolidating near the $3,000 zone against the US Dollar. ETH price could start a fresh rally if it clears $3,020 and $3,050.

Ethereum corrected lower, but it found support near the $2,950 zone.
The price is now trading above $2,950 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $3,020 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could start a steady increase if it clears the $3,020 and $3,050 resistance levels in the near term.

Ethereum Price Stuck Below Resistance
Ethereum extended its increase above the $3,000 level. ETH even tested the $3,050 zone before correcting lower, similar to bitcoin.
There was a downside correction below the $3,000 support level. There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,782 swing low to $3,050 low. However, downsides were limited below the $2,950 level.
Ether price is now trading above $2,950 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $3,020 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $3,020 level. The first major resistance is near the $3,050 level. A break above the $3,050 level could start a steady increase. The next main resistance is still near the $3,150 and $3,165 levels, above which the price might accelerate higher.
Fresh Decline in ETH?
If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,020 and $3,050 resistance levels, it could start a fresh downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,980 level.
The first key support is now forming near the $2,950 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. If ether fails to stay above $2,950, there is a risk of a sharp drop. In the stated case, the price might decline towards the $2,800 level.
Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is still above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $2,950
Major Resistance Level – $3,050

Barbara Winsett

Is a co-founder of the Crypto Lead, working to guarantee the right to a free and open financial system. She is also an investor in early-stage startups with Slow Ventures.