Ether Breaks Short-Term Bullish Trendline; Support Below $3.3K

The broader outlook remains constructive, one analyst said.

Dec 14, 2021 at 8:49 a.m. UTC
Updated Dec 14, 2021 at 3:39 p.m. UTC

Ether’s short-term pattern has turned bearish, with the cryptocurrency finding acceptance under a crucial support.

  • The native token of Ethereum’s blockchain fell by more than 8% on Monday, falling below an uptrend line connecting July and September lows.
  • Ether printed a UTC close under the widely tracked 100-day moving average with the long-held support level of $3,900 turning into resistance.
  • The breakdown is backed by a below-50 reading on the daily relative strength index chart, which could encourage more selling. The weekly histogram of trading indicator moving average convergence divergence (MACD) also fell below zero, indicating a bearish trend.
  • “Both the weekly stochastics and MACD are on sell signals, which calls for risk management,” Katie Stockton, founder and managing partner of Fairlead Strategies, said in a weekly research note published late Monday.
  • An extended sell-off, if any, could find support near $3,250 – the current level of the 200-day moving average.
  • According to Stockton, the broader outlook remains constructive with monthly MACD and long-term trend gauges still showing bullish signals. “It is important to note that ether confirmed a breakout to new all-time highs in November for a measured move projection near $6000, providing a long-term bullish framework,” she noted.
  • Ether was last trading near $3,800.

Ether's weekly chart (TradingView)


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