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Ethereum Price Faces Crucial Test: Will $2,440 Withstand the Pressure?

Ethereum price struggled to clear $2,720 and corrected gains. ETH is now struggling to stay above the key $2,440 support zone and might extend losses.

  • Ethereum climbed further higher toward $2,720 before the bears appeared.
  • The price is trading below $2,550 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $2,520 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a downside thrust if it breaks the $2,440 support zone.

Ethereum Price Revisits Support

Ethereum price outpaced Bitcoin and extended its increase above the $2,550 resistance. ETH even broke the $2,600 zone and spiked above $2,700. Finally, the beards appeared near the $2,720 resistance.

A new multi-week high was formed near $2,716 before the price corrected gains. There was a move below the $2,600 and $2,550 levels. The price declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,170 swing low to the $2,716 high.

Ethereum is now trading below $2,550 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. If there is a fresh increase, the price might face resistance near the $2,520 level. There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $2,520 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance is now near $2,585. A clear move above the $2,585 level might send ETH toward $2,650. The main resistance is now forming near the $2,720 level. A close above the $2,720 resistance could push the price further into a bullish zone. The next key resistance is near $2,780. Any more gains might send the price toward the $2,880 zone.

More Losses in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $2,520 resistance, it could continue to move down. Initial support on the downside is near the $2,440 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,170 swing low to the $2,716 high.

The next key support could be the $2,350 zone. A downside break below the $2,350 support might send the price further lower. In the stated case, Ether could test the $2,300 support. Any more losses might send the price toward the $2,240 level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is losing momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $2,440

Major Resistance Level – $2,585

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