Ethereum Price Forecast: Ether Needs Sustained Move Above $485

Ether’s price is facing a strong resistance near $485.00 against the US dollar. ETH/USD could decline a few points but dips remain supported above $460.00.

Key Highlights

Ether’s price failed once again near the $485.00 resistance against the US dollar.

Key supports are formed near $470.00 and $452.00 on the 2-hour chart of ETH/USD.

ETH/BTC remained in a tight range with support at 0.565BTC and 0.0570BTC.

Technically, the 2-hour chart indicators are showing positive signs in the bullish territory.

Ether Price Analysis

Yesterday, there was a downward move toward the $460.00 support in ETH/USD. The pair traded as low as $464.18 before losing bearish momentum. Later, it traded higher and retested the $485.00 resistance zone.

ETH/BTC remained confined in a tight range with support near 0.0570BTC. On the upside, a decisive break and close above 0.0600BTC is required for a fresh recovery. If not, the price could decline toward 0.0550BTC.

Ether Price Analysis Chart

Looking at the 30-minute chart of ETH/USD, the pair formed a low at $464.18 and traded above the $470.00 resistance level. It traded close to the $485.00 resistance where it faced a strong selling interest, resulting in a bearish reaction.

The price declined and broke a connecting bullish trendline with support at $481.00. Ether also traded below the 23.6 percent Fibonacci retracement level of the last wave from a $464.18 low to $484.09 high.

However, there are many supports on the downside, including $472.00 and the 50 percent Fibonacci retracement level of the last wave. The 2-hour chart of ETH/USD indicates that there is a crucial support forming near $470.00, below which the next support is a bullish trendline at $452.00. An intermediate support and a pivot zone sit at $460.00.

Ethereum Price Forecast ETH

Therefore, dips in Ether’s price remain supported near $470.00. In the short-term, there may well be ranging moves between $460.00-485.00, but only a 2-hour close above $485.00 could push Ether above $500.00.

The current price action is neutral-to-bullish as long as the price is above $452.00, below which the trend will most likely change to bearish.

Important Resistance Levels

$480.00 and $485.00

Important Support Levels

$470.00 and $460.00

2-hour RSI

The RSI is moving higher toward the 60 level.

2-hour MACD

The MACD is slowly gaining momentum in the bullish zone.

Aayush has spent over seven years as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis. He strives to provide entertaining and informative analysis of the currency and commodities markets. He is a software engineer by profession and loves blogging.

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