Although Ethereum may be struggling mightily against BTC, the recent Bitcoin break above $12,500 has allowed ETH to surge by 11.40% against the dollar over the past 24 hours to create a fresh 2019 high at $337. Ethereum has since dropped slightly to around $329, but it has still marked a nice 29% increase in the past week alone.
Ethereum remains the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, with a market cap of around $36.9 billion. It has performed very well over the past 90 days, increasing by 150%.
Looking at the ETH/USD 1-day chart:
- Since our previous ETH/USD analysis, ETH finally managed to break above the resistance located at the $315 level to reach higher resistance at $334 provided by a 1.414 Fib extension.
- From above: The nearest level of resistance is located at $335. Above this, further resistance is located at $350 (bearish .618 Fib retracement level), $357, and $361. If the bulls continue above $360, higher resistance is found at $380 and $400. Resistance above $400 can be expected at $410 and $420 (bearish .786 Fib retracement level).
- From below: The nearest level of support is $315. Beneath this, more support lies at $310, $300, and $298. If the selling continues beneath $298, subsequent support is located at $278, $271, $250, and $240.
- The trading volume has managed to remain consistently high during June.
- The Stochastic RSI has remained in overbought territory for a while now as we wait for a crossover below to show that the market is overstretched. However, the RSI itself still has some room to travel higher before becoming extremely overbought.
Looking at the ETH/BTC 1-day chart:
- Against Bitcoin, ETH has been struggling heavily. As Bitcoin has continued to surge, people have seemingly been selling their ETH to take advantage of the Bitcoin rally. The ETH price has dropped beneath the expected support at 0.0285 BTC and has even decreased to as low as 0.02586 BTC, which was December 2018’s low.
- From above: The nearest levels of resistance lie at 0.027 BTC, 0.0278 BTC, 0.0285 BTC, and 0.03 BTC (the 100-day EMA). If the buying continues above 0.03 BTC, higher resistance is located at 0.0317 BTC and 0.033 BTC (the 200-day EMA).
- From below: The nearest level of strong support is located at 0.02586 BTC, which provided strong support in December 2018. Beneath this, lower support lies at 0.0255 BTC, 0.025 BTC, and 0.0245 BTC.
- The trading volume has increased above the average from the past few days of trading.
- The Stochastic RSI and the RSI itself have both reached extremely oversold conditions, which indicates that we should be seeing a reversal of this bearish trend soon, perhaps at the 2019 low support price.
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