Ethereum Facing Uphill Task Near $240: Key Reasons Why It Could Tumble

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Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $245 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price is currently correcting higher, but upsides are likely to remain capped near $238 and $240.

  • ETH price is facing a strong resistance near $240 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) against the US Dollar.
  • The bears are likely to remain in control as long as the price is below $240.
  • There is a key connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $240 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could continue to move down towards the $225 and $220 levels in the near term.

Ethereum Price Could Struggle Near $240

This past week, Ethereum extended its decline below the $240 and $238 support levels against the US Dollar. ETH price even settled below the $236 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).

Ether traded as low as $230 and it is currently correcting higher. It broke the $232 level, plus the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $245 high to $230 swing low.

However, the price facing a strong resistance near $240 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). There is also a key connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $240 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD.

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Ethereum price trades below $235. Source: TradingView.com

The 100 SMA is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $245 high to $230 swing low. Therefore, an upside break above the $236 and $240 levels won’t be easy. If the bulls succeed, the price could move into a bullish zone above $240.

The next major resistance is near the $245 level, above which the bulls are likely to aim a larger upward move towards the $255 and $262 levels in the coming days.

More Losses in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to continue higher above the $236 and $240 resistance levels, there are chances of more losses. The first major support is near the $230 level.

The next major support is near the $224 level, below which the bears are likely to target a strong bearish break below the $220 support level.

Technical Indicators

4 hours MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is losing momentum in the bullish zone.

4 hours RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently just below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $230

Major Resistance Level – $240

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