Ethereum Price Plunges to $1,600: Can Bulls Save the Day?

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Ethereum price trimmed all gains and revisited $1,580 against the US dollar. ETH could continue to move down if it settles below the $1,600 support.

  • Ethereum started a fresh decline below the $1,650 support.
  • The price is trading below $1,665 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,645 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a fresh increase if it clears the $1,650 and $1,665 resistance levels.

Ethereum Price Revisits Support

Ethereum’s price failed to stay above the $1,665 level and moved into a bearish zone. ETH extended its decline below the $1,650 level, like Bitcoin.

The decline was such that the price even spiked below the $1,600 on Kraken. The price retested the key support at $1,585. A low was formed near $1,585 and the price is now attempting a fresh increase. There was a move above the $1,620 level.

Ether climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,743 swing high to the $1,585 low. Ethereum is now trading below $1,665 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.

On the upside, the price might face resistance near the $1,650 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,645 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The next major resistance is $1,665 and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,743 swing high to the $1,585 low is also near the $1,665 level. A clear move above the $1,665 resistance zone could set the pace for a fresh increase. In the stated case, the price could visit the $1,700 resistance. The next key resistance might be $1,750. Any more gains might open the doors for a move toward $1,820.

More Losses in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $1,665 resistance, it could continue to move down. Initial support on the downside is near the $1,620 level. The next key support is $1,600.

A downside break below the $1,600 support might start another strong bearish wave. In the stated case, the price could even trade below the $1,585 level. In the stated case, Ether could visit the $1,540 level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is losing momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $1,600

Major Resistance Level – $1,665

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