Ethereum market overview: ETH/USD forms flag pattern; what next?


  • The formation of the bull flag pattern could see a significant reversal above $270 in the short-term.
  • Ethereum must defend the flag pattern support to avoid declines that are likely to retest $240.

Ethereum held on to the support at $240 in the most recent declines. Prior to the fall, ETH/USD had corrected above $285 resistance. The crypto extended the gains above towards $290 but a reversal occurred at $288.47.

Increasing bearish pressure pushed the price below the 100 Simple Moving Average (SMA) and the 50 SMA 15-minutes. The price plunged further below the 61.8% Fib retracement level between the last swing high at $288.47 and a swing low at $240.

Various support levels gave in to selling pressure including the range support at $260 - $262 and $250. Extended declines swung below $245 but the bulls found bearing at $240 allowing for reversal. Meanwhile, the recovery above $260 has stalled short of the 50% retracement level resistance.

The formation of the bull flag pattern could see a significant reversal above $270 in the short-term. However, the buyers must defend the flag pattern support to avoid declines that are likely to retest $240 and breakdown further to $230 support. Technically, Ethereum is in a bullish zone and could trend upwards in the remaining sessions on Friday.

ETH/USD 15-minutes chart

 

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