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Ethereum Just Broke $160 And It’s Vulnerable to a Larger Decline Below $155K
Ethereum price is declining and it recently broke the $160 support, similar to bitcoin. ETH price is likely to continue lower below the $158 and $155 support levels in the near term.Ether price is showing a few bearish signs below the $162 level against the US Dollar.The bears seem to be in control and they are likely to aim a larger decline below $155.This week’s key bearish trend line is in place with resistance near $164 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).Bitcoin is also sliding and it recently broke the key $8,500 support area.Ethereum Price Starts Substantial DecreaseAfter Ethereum failed to climb above the $170 resistance, Ethereum PriceThe 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $171 high to $158 low is also close to the trend line and the 100 hourly SMA.Therefore, a clear break above the $165 resistance area is needed to decrease the current selling pressure. The next major resistance is near $170, above which ETH might surge towards the $178 barrier. An intermediate resistance is near the $174 level.ETH Could Decline FurtherOn the downside, an immediate support is near the $158 level. If ETH price fails to stay above the $158 support, it could easily decline below the $155 support in the near term.In the mentioned case, Ethereum could revisit the $150 support area, where the bulls are likely to take a stand in the coming sessions.Technical IndicatorsHourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone.Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now well below the 40 level, with a negative bias.Major Support Level – $155Major Resistance Level – $165
Author: Aayush Jindal
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