Ethereum (ETH) Outpaces Bitcoin, Why Bulls Aim Larger Increase

Ethereum is up over 5% and it broke the $2,400 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price outpaced bitcoin and it seems like there are chances of more gains above $2,450.

Ethereum started a fresh increase and it managed to surpass the $2,320 resistance zone.
The price is now trading well above $2,300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $2,340 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair could correct lower, but the bulls are likely to remain active near $2,390 and $2,350.

Ethereum Price is Gaining Pace
Ethereum formed a support base above $2,250 and started a fresh increase, outpacing bitcoin. ETH price gained strength and it broke the main $2,300 and $2,320 resistance levels.
The price even surged above the $2,400 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more gains and the price traded as high as $2,450 level. It is now correcting gains from the $2,450 resistance zone. Ether is approaching the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $2,303 swing low to $2,451 high.
The first major support is near the $2,390 and $2,380 levels. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $2,303 swing low to $2,451 high. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $2,340 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next key support is near the $2,280 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A clear downside break below the $2,280 support zone could lead the price towards the $2,200 support.
More Gains in ETH?
If ethereum remains stable $2,340, it could continue to rise in the near term. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $2,450 level.
A clear break and close above $2,450 might start another steady increase. In the stated case, the price could easily rise towards the $2,500 level. The next key resistance is near the $2,550 level, above which the price might test $2,680 in the near term.
Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now correcting lower from the overbought zone.
Major Support Level – $2,340
Major Resistance Level – $2,450

Ora Goodwin
Ora Goodwin
I am a well-known and respected author in the cryptocurrency field. I have been writing about Bitcoin and other digital currencies for over 5 years, and my work has appeared in some of the most respected publications in the space. I am also a regular speaker at industry events, and my insights into the crypto market are highly sought after by both media and investors. In addition to my writing and speaking engagements, I am also an active advisor to several blockchain startups, and I sit on the board of directors for the Blockchain Education Network.

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