Ethereum Price Forecast: ETH intense pressure on crucial support areas aims for $320

September 18th, 2020

Ethereum Ethereum price is facing tough resistance between $390 and $400. The smart contract giant token bid for gains past $400 was also invalidated in this same zone over the weekend. At the time of writing, ETH/USD is trading at $386 amid increasing seller congestion.

The 4-hour chart highlights a quickly growing seller concentration in the market as the Relative Strength Index points downwards after rejection at 60. If the indicator dips below the midline, we can expect bears to gain more traction, thereby pulling the price under $380.

For now, Ethereum is trading within an ascending triangle. The pattern is common in technical analysis and is used by traders to predict or confirm breakouts either up or down. However, it is important to realize that an ascending triangle is typically a continuation pattern. In this case, if confirmed, Ethereum will continue with the previous downtrend, aiming for $320.

ETH/USD 4-hour chart

ETH/USD price chart
ETH/USD price chart by Tradingview

Consequently, traders should keep in mind that Ethereum will try to seek support at the 100 Exponential Moving Average (EMA) ($376) and 50EMA at $372. If both of these tentative support areas fail to hold, then Ethereum will have little choice but to continue with the breakdown first to $340, and then to $320.

Ethereum IOMAP chart

Ethereum IOMAP
Ethereum IOMAP by IntoTheBlock

On the other hand, the bearish case could be jeopardized entirely, especially when the IntoTheBlock IOMAP metric is applied. For instance, Ethereum has immense support between $363 and $374. The support is provided by the 821,510 addresses that previously bought 11.28 million ETH in the zone. Unless Ethereum breaks this support, the above bearish case will be invalidated. Moreover, the path ahead will not encounter extreme bearish pressure, which means if bulls believe in themselves to create the right volume, gains above $400 are still possible.

Ethereum Intraday Levels

Spot rate: $386

Relative change: -255

Percentage change: -0.65

Trend: Bearish

Volatility: Low

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