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Ethereum Price (ETH) Could Underperform Versus Bitcoin (BTC)

Ethereum price climbed towards
the $180 level versus the US Dollar, but it declined sharply against bitcoin. ETH
to BTC is currently under pressure and it may slide further towards 0.0300BTC.

Key Talking Points

  • Ethereum price settled below a major support
    area near the 0.0335 against bitcoin.
  • There is a crucial bearish trend line in place
    with resistance at 0.0336 on the 4-hours chart of the ETH/BTC pair (data feed
    from Poloniex).
  • The pair remains in a strong downtrend and it
    may revisit the 0.0315BTC or 0.0302BTC supports.

Ethereum Price Chart Analysis

This week, there was a sharp rise in bitcoin, litecoin, Ethereum, EOS, bitcoin cash, ripple, and others against the US Dollar. However, ETH to BTC faced a strong selling interest as it declined below the key supports at 0.0336 and 0.0335.

Looking at the chart, the price tested the 0.0350BTC resistance area this week. However, it failed to hold gains and later started a sharp decline. It broke many important supports near 0.0340BTC and 0.0336BTC.

There was even a close below the
0.0335BTC support and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). The price
recently traded below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the
0.0303BTC low to 0.0349BTC high.

The recent decline was prevented by
the 0.0315BTC support and the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from
the 0.0303BTC low to 0.0349BTC high. Having said that, the price remains in a
strong downtrend and it may continue to decline towards 0.0315BTC or 0.0305BTC.

On the upside, there is a crucial
bearish trend line in place with resistance at 0.0336 on the 4-hours chart of
the ETH/BTC pair. A successful close above the trend line, 0.0336BTC, and the 100
simple moving average (4-hours) is needed for a decent rebound in the near
term.

If not, Ethereum price could remain
in a downtrend and it may revisit the 0.0315BTC or 0.0305BTC support levels.  If there are more declines, the next stop for
ETH sellers could be near the 0.0300BTC pivot level, where buyers are likely to
appear in the near term.

 The market data is provided by TradingView.

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