TA: Ethereum Lacks Momentum But This Level Could Trigger Fresh Rally

Ethereum extended its rally towards the $3,650 level against the US Dollar. ETH price is correcting gains, but dips are likely to remain limited below $3,500.

Ethereum started a fresh increase above the $3,600 resistance level.
The price is now trading above $3,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break below a contracting triangle with support near $3,580 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could start a fresh increase as long as it is above the $3,500 level.

Ethereum Price Remains Supported
Ethereum remained in a positive zone above the $3,500 resistance zone. ETH was able to climb above the $3,600 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The price even spiked above the $3,600 level, but there was no upside continuation. Ether traded as high as $3,652 before it started a downside correction. There was a break below the $3,600 level. The price traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $3,343 swing low to $3,652 high.
There was also a break below a contracting triangle with support near $3,580 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The price is now consolidating near the $3,550 level. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $3,580 level. The first major resistance is near the $3,600 level.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $3,650 level, above which the price might accelerate higher. In the stated case, the price may possibly rise towards the $3,700 level. The next key resistance could be $3,800. Any more gains could lead the price towards the $3,880 level.
Dips Limited in ETH?
If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,600 and $3,650 resistance levels, it could extend its decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,550 level.
The first key support is now forming near the $3,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $3,343 swing low to $3,652 high. Any more losses could lead ether price towards the $3,450 support zone.
Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly moving in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $3,500
Major Resistance Level – $3,650

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.