The price of Ethereum (ETH) has been trapped between moving average lines since the drop on January 3.
The largest cryptocurrency fell to a low of $2,097 on January 3, but investors bought the dips. Ether has now recovered and is currently at $2,249.50. The moving average lines have capped Ether's price movement.
If buyers manage to keep the price above the 21-day simple moving average (SMA), they may be able to resume the uptrend and reach the previous high of $2,400. However, if sellers break the 50-day simple moving average, Ether will drop to a low of $2,097. Ether price is currently oscillating between the moving average lines.
The largest cryptocurrency is currently trapped between the moving average lines due to its recent rebound. The price bars on the 4-hour chart remain below the moving average lines after the price drop on January 3. The risks for Ether are diminishing. The sideways trend below the $2,400 resistance level is the reason why the moving average lines are horizontal.
Key resistance levels – $2,200 and $2,400
Key support levels – $1,800 and $1,600
On the 4-hour chart, Ethereum is falling below the moving average lines. The upward correction encounters another rejection at the $2,300 level. This could push the altcoin's price above the $2,100 level and take it back to its previous low.
Coinidol.com reported on January 2 that Ether was on the rise again, reaching a high of $2,305.50. Buyers were driving Ether back to previous highs.
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