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  • Ethereum has more downside potential after strong gains in recent months.
  • Bitcoin is lagging in the upward movement but much closer to key support levels.
  • BTC regains ground against ETH and acts as a safe haven from big selling.

After months of continuous rise, selling finally arrived to the market. The sustained upward trend meant that there was a risk of overheating, and we can see this clearly in Ethereum, which now pays the highest gain among the Top 3 club members.

The dominance charts showed several days ago that Bitcoin had a good chance of doing better than Ether, and this is happening. 

The Ethereum dominance chart shows the excessive deviation of the price from the 200-day moving average. 

This simple average of the last 200 days is a benchmark in classic technical analysis. The SMA200 acts as an attractor on the price and that sooner or later they must coincide. Well, in the case of the Ether dominance chart, the 200-day moving average is 12.34% below the relative lows.

Let’s see where each one is after the falls of the last hours. Below, we see the distance in percentage to the moving average. A positive rate indicates that the influence of the 200 moving average is positive for the asset:

Asset Distance to the SMA Target Price
BTC Dominance                      +4.52%             64.86
ETH Dominance                     -12.34%             10.26
ETH/BTC                     -15.65%             0.265
BTC/USD                      -.7.60%            $9100
ETH/USD                     -20.33%              $250
XRP/USD                       -6.70%           $0.215

Ethereum must now pay its tribute for its stellar performance since the March lows.

ETH/BTC Daily Chart

The ETH/BTC pair is currently trading at 0.338 after dropping to a relative low of 0.03117 last Saturday. The 200-day moving average is moving to the 0.0265 price level. The SMA200 retains its bullish profile, so it can quickly approach the price.

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at 0.0347, then the second at 0.0372 and the third one at 0.040.

Below the current price, the first support level is at 0.0328, then the second at 0.0315 and the third one at 0.0305.

The MACD on the daily chart shows a strong downward acceleration. The slope of the averages that make up this indicator and the distance between them show significant downward potential.

The DMI on the daily chart shows bears with control of the pair. The sell-side has not crossed the ADX line, a technical event that would accelerate the decline in the pair.

BTC/USD Daily Chart

The BTC/USD pair is currently trading at the price level of $10078 and is still at 7.60% of the 200-day moving average. The SMA200 shows a flat profile, so if you have to find the price and the arithmetic average the run will be the price.

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at $10450, then the second at $11400 and the third one at $11900.

Below the current price, the first level of support is at $9500, then the second at $9100 and the third one at $8255.

The MACD on the daily chart is entering the negative territory of the indicator and shows significant potential for further downward movement.

The DMI on the daily chart shows bears looking for support on the ADX line. The most likely pattern is for the selling side to regain strength from this level. The bulls do not react and continue their downward path.

 

ETH/USD Daily Chart

The ETH/USD pair is currently trading at $342 and is dropping again after yesterday’s significant recovery.  

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at $360, then the second at $387 and the third one at $410.

Below the current price, the first support level is at $315, then the second at $288 and the third one at $270.

The MACD on the daily chart is at the crossroads of the bearish trend indicator. The profile of the moving averages is very aggressive, which could lead to a sharp rebound in the short term.

The DMI on the daily chart shows bears looking for confirmation on the ADX line. The most common behavioural pattern suggests that bears may increase their strength from this point.

XRP/USD Daily Chart

The XRP/USD pair is currently trading at a price level of $0.2365 and is losing all gains made yesterday. Ripple is very close to the SMA200 and other supports, so it should have no problem maintaining similar levels to the current ones. 

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at $0.2545, then the second at $0.263 and the third one at $0.295.

Below the current price, the first support level is at $0.235, then the second at $0.225 and the third one at $0.215.

The MACD on the daily chart is moving completely bearish and shows a profile with significant downward potential. 

The DMI on the daily chart shows bears looking for support on the ADX line, which offers an upward rebound opportunity that would increase the strength of the sell-side.

 

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