Against the surging dollar, Ethereum failed to clear the $3,850 resistance and began to lose value. The risk of further downturn remains despite the ETH price holding the $3,680 support.
Another decline from $3,850 resistance zone
At the time of writing, Ethereum is trading for $3,744 and below the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $3,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. To turn green near term, the pair must clear the $3,750 zone and the 100 hourly SMA.
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Ethereum struggled to break above the $3,850 level. Its native token ether reacted to the downside as a result, trading below the $3,800 level.
The hourly chart of ETH/USD showed a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $3,800, News BTC reported. The pair dropped below the $3,750 support level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bulls were active around $3,680 although ether spiked below the $3,700 level.
Price correcting higher
The price is currently correcting higher as a low was formed near $3,680. There was even a break above the $3,720 level. The next major resistance is near the $3,785 level. Any more gains could send the price towards the $4,000 level. The next main resistance is near the $4,200 level.
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