Ethereum Prints Bullish Technical Pattern, Why Close Above $3,200 Is Critical

Ethereum fell to $2,930 before correcting higher against the US Dollar. ETH price is rising and a close above $3,200 could spark a strong recovery.

Ethereum extended decline and broke the $3,000 support zone.
The price is trading below $3,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $3,110 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could start a major recovery wave if there is a close above $3,200.

Ethereum Price Eyes Steady Recovery
Ethereum failed to climb above $3,200 and extended its decline. ETH declined below the $3,050 and $3,000 support levels to move further into a bearish zone.
The price spiked towards $2,920 and traded as low as $2,931. Recently, there was a sharp upside correction above the $3,000 and $3,050 levels. Besides, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $3,110 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
Ether price settled above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $3,210 swing high to $2,931 low. It is now consolidating above the $3,100 level.
On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $3,145 level. It is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $3,210 swing high to $2,931 low. The next major resistance is near the $3,200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
A clear upside break above the $3,200 level could spark a decent recovery wave. The next key resistance is near the $3,300 level. Any more gains could send the price towards the $3,420 level in the near term.
Fresh Decline in ETH?
If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $3,200 level, it could start another decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,060 level.
The first key support is now forming near the $3,000 level. A downside break below the $3,000 level might put a lot of pressure on the bulls. In the stated case, there is a risk of a new monthly low below the $2,931 level.
Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $3,060
Major Resistance Level – $3,200

David Guttenberg
David Guttenberg
David joined Blockstory as a news reporter in February 2021 after writing widely about crypto and blockchain for two years in other roles. Away from crypto, David is a keen runner and fan of all things sport. He holds small amounts of BTC, ETH, ADA, and LTC.

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