Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice.
The 38.2% Fibonacci resistance has significantly impaired the buying efforts over the last three weeks. Over the last few days, Ethereum [ETH] saw an expected breakdown from its bearish flag pattern. Also, the trendline resistance (white, dashed) has kept the alt’s peaks under bearish control for over three months.
Should the current candlestick see a robust close below the 38.2% level, ETH could eye a further downside in the coming sessions. At press time, the alt was trading at $1,222.5, up by 3.47% in the last 24 hours.
ETH Daily Chart
ETH’s three-month trendline resistance has delineated a steep plunge in the daily timeframe. To top it up, the 20 EMA (red) has undermined most of the bullish recovery efforts until recently.
The breakdown from the $2,700 zone has aggravated the selling power whilst the bulls strived to hold the $1,000-mark support. ETH lost nearly 70% of its value over the last few months (since early May). As a result, the alt gravitated toward its 17-month low on 18 June.
Should the 38.2% resistance inflict selling pressure, ETH could see a pullback toward the Point of Control (POC, red). In this case, potential shorting targets would rest near the $1,045 support.
Also, with the trendline resistance standing sturdy, the buyers could face a tough time overturning the $1,200 zone. A decline below the 20 EMA would expose ETH to a potential downside. Any bearish invalidations could aid the buyers in provoking a rather short-lived rally until the 50.2% level.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) was yet to cross above the midline whilst depicting a relatively neutral stance. Its inability to find a close above the 50-mark could encourage the ongoing drawdowns on the chart. Traders should watch for a close above the midline to confirm higher chances of a bearish invalidation.
Further, the On-Balance Volume (OBV) saw lower peaks and revealed a slight decrease in the buying pressure over the last two weeks. Finally, any bullish crossover on the Directional Movement Index (DMI) could be detrimental for the short-sellers.
The bulls needed to ramp up the buying volumes near the 20 EMA to prevent a downside risk of nearly 14%. The traders/investors must be wary of the caveats laid forth by the indicators as discussed above.
Also, investors/traders need to watch out for Bitcoin’s movement. This is because ETH shares a whopping 98% 30-day correlation with the king coin.