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This level remains key despite Ethereum’s recent bullishness

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Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice

In a recent interview, Vitalik Buterin spoke about the various elements of the Ethereum roadmap and talked about how the hard fork EIP-1599 upgrade is already accelerating transaction speeds. However, the Ethereum network continues to lose the DeFi sector’s TVL to other protocols as gas fees on Ethereum are considered costly.

On the price charts, ETH has been on the road to recovery over the past two weeks. Its recent bullish momentum would need to break the $3411-level to signal the possibility of a longer-term shift in market structure.

Ethereum – 12-hour chart

Bulls in the driving seat for Ethereum but this level remains key

Source: ETH/USDT on TradingView

Since the shift in market structure from bullish to bearish in mid-November, ETH has slid from $4000 to $2159 in late January. Since this swing low, the price has recovered somewhat. Indeed, it has seen an impulse move upwards after the climb back above $2382.

Based on ETH’s move from $1706 to $4868 from July to November in 2021, a set of Fibonacci retracement levels (yellow) were plotted. They showed the 78.6% retracement level at $2382, which was close to a long-term support level at $2362. This was also the area where ETH appeared to reverse the strong bearish momentum.

The past two weeks have seen the market structure flip to bullish once $2459 was broken and retested as support. However, the market structure can simultaneously be bullish and bearish based on the timeframe one is interested in.

Therefore, risk-loving long-term investors would like to place bids in the $2900-$3150 area (cyan box), in the hope of catching ETH’s next move north. More risk-averse investors can wait for the $3411 level to be broken and retested before buying the asset.

Rationale

Bulls in the driving seat for Ethereum but this level remains key

Source: ETH/USDT on TradingView

Both the RSI and the Awesome Oscillator on the 12-hour chart were strongly bullish, after laboring in the bearish territory since late November. This highlighted that bearish control in recent weeks could have been relinquished.

The OBV has also seen an uptick, although it did not yet undo the selling volume of the past couple of months. The CMF also showed that the past two weeks have seen strong capital flow into the market.

This evidence once again highlighted the past two weeks’ upward momentum and rise in demand.

Conclusion

The move above $2800 showed that Ethereum is likely heading higher. But, can it attain its ATH in the months to come? Or will we need to await a deeper pullback? The evidence pointed towards the upside, and a flip of $3411 to support would be a strong statement by the bulls.

A revisit of the $2900-$3150 area could be a good buying opportunity, provided Bitcoin does not drop below $39k in the meantime.

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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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