ETH/USD: Tumble Lower and Crucial Short-Term Support Levels

Robert Petrucci

ETH/USD suffered a swift decline in value this weekend which correlated to the broad cryptocurrency market and is now near important short-term support.

ETH/USD was trading near the 4660.00 mark on the 3rd of December. Selling pressure began to build within Ethereum on the 4th and developed into a flash crash which took the value of ETH/USD to nearly 3475.00 briefly. The price of Ethereum has recovered and, as of this morning, ETH/USD is near the 4100.00 ratio. Velocity has been fast in all of the cryptocurrencies the past couple of days. While yesterday’s reversal higher was significant, ETH/USD actually is traversing near what can be perceived as crucial support levels.

Traders certainly need to recognize the dive ETH/USD took on Saturday regarding its flash crash. But the price of ETH/USD only touched the lower values momentarily and the fact that those lower levels were not sustained is important. However, ETH/USD is still below values it was trading last week and it is now testing support levels which were tested in the middle and end of November.

ETH/USD traded near a record high of almost 4880.00 on the 10th of November, but has seen choppy conditions since then. On the 26th of November, after suffering headwinds following the all-time highs in the second week of the month, ETH/USD was trading near 3915.00 before reversing higher and achieving a ratio of approximately 4785.00 only two days later. Since reaching the 4785.00 price and factored at its current value today, ETH/USD has lost almost 18% of value.

Traders face a difficult decision as the week begins. Volatility is part of the trading landscape for ETH/USD, but its recent price action has seen an increased amount of velocity which means using stop loss and take profit tactics is vital for reasonable outcomes. Speculators who pursue ETH/USD for short-term endeavors know the cryptocurrency is a wager. In order to get solid results with Ethereum traders need to keep realistic goals and not become overly ambitious as they pursue momentum.

If current support levels for ETH/USD begin to look vulnerable near the 4050.00 junctures, traders may again suspect that the 4000.00 ratio is a legitimate target. If values can be sustained below the 4000.00 price this could be considered a negative sign for ETH/USD and lower targets could be tested. Certainly there will be traders who believe upside reversals will develop, but if buying opportunities are being pursued caution is also heavily advised.

Ethereum Short-Term Outlook

Current Resistance: 4233.00

Current Support: 4035.00

High Target: 4412.00

Low Target: 3966.00

ETH/USD

Robert Petrucci
Robert Petrucci has worked in the Forex, commodity, and financial profession since 1993. Important aspects of his work involve risk analysis and advisory services. As an advisor in a Family Office he maintains a conservative approach for wealth management and investments. Robert also works in private finance with investors and companies delivering financial and management services.

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