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Ethereum notes a strong bullish bias on charts, here’s why $1680 is critical

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Ethereum notes a strong bullish bias on charts, here's why $1680 is critical

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Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.

  • Ethereum has a bullish outlook, and a buying opportunity could present itself on a lower timeframe market structure break.
  • The CVD was not encouraging, but other technical aspects and price action supported further upside.

Ethereum benefited massively from the rally of the past few weeks. The altcoin king has managed to break past the range established in November. It consolidated for a few days above the $1500 mark.

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At the time of writing, the $1600 level served as support. Another dip could offer a buying opportunity. Further upside remained likely for Ethereum, and the $1700 and $2000 levels are ones to watch out for.

The $1680 saw a minor reaction, but dips would be for buying

Ethereum attempts to break out past $1680 as the rally continues

Source: ETH/USDT on TradingView

The previous move up to $1680 in early November was followed by a wave of violent selling. This highlighted the importance of the $1630-$1680 area on the chart. In particular, a session close above $1680 can be taken as a signal that a bullish continuation was likely.

To the south, there was an imbalance on the charts from $1564-$1617. The lower timeframe charts showed bearish near-term momentum as well, with the daily timeframe RSI forming a bearish divergence, although the momentum was still firmly in favor of the bulls. The CMF stood at +0.22, which indicated significant capital flow into the market.

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They do not signal a trend reversal but indicated a pullback to $1617 or $1564 was possible. A further dip was also a possibility. Hence, traders can look to buy a retest of the $1564 level, targeting the bearish order block at 1700 as a take-profit area. The Fibonacci extension levels (yellow) had confluence with the two important bearish order blocks higher up the price chart.

A daily session close below $1485 will invalidate the bullish idea laid out.

Open Interest stalled momentarily but has risen impressively over the past week

Ethereum attempts to break out past $1680 as the rally continues

Source: Coinalyze

From January 14, both the price and the Open Interest have made significant gains. This showed strong bullish sentiment in the market. The spot CVD also made steady gains throughout January, to highlight consistent buying pressure. Yet, it has reverted to a flatter profile over the past week. If this changes, it will be another indication of bullishness.

The predicted funding rate weighted by Open Interest across exchanges was positive as well.


Akashnath Sumukar works as a Senior Journalist at AMBCrypto. Based in Chennai, India, he has been an avid follower of the cryptocurrency market since Bitcoin’s boom and bust cycle of 2017. A graduate in Chemical Engineering, he is an expert in technical analysis. In fact, Akashnath has a particular interest in reading price charts and predicting how an asset will move over the short and long term. A self-taught trader and as someone who holds cryptos himself, he is always on the lookout for the next opportunity he can possibly capitalize on, while also educating his audience.
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