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    Ethereum Struggles Near $1,800, Why 100 Is The Key For Fresh Increase

    Ethereum is facing a strong resistance near $1,800 against the US Dollar. ETH price must settle above $1,800 and the 100 hourly SMA to move into a bullish zone.
    Ethereum traded towards the $1,710 support before correcting higher.
    The price is now facing a strong resistance near $1,800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
    The pair could start a steady increase if it settles above $1,800 and the 100 hourly SMA.
    Ethereum Price is Facing Hurdles
    Ethereum declined towards the $1,700 support zone, where the bulls appeared. ETH traded as low as $1,712 before it started an upside correction, similar to bitcoin.
    The price traded above the $1,750 and $1,760 resistance levels. There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward wave from the $1,944 swing high to $1,712 low. However, the price seems to be facing a strong resistance near the $1,800 level.
    There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line resistance at $1,800 is also close to the 100 hourly simple moving average.

    Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
    A clear break above the trend line resistance could open the doors for a steady increase above $1,800. An immediate resistance is at $1,828. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward wave from the $1,944 swing high to $1,712 low.
    The next key resistance is near the $1,855 level, above which ether price might rise steadily towards the $1,900 and $1,920 levels in the near term.
    Fresh Decline in ETH?
    If Ethereum fails to correct higher above the $1,800 and $1,828 resistance levels, it could decline further lower. The first key support is near the $1,710 level.
    The main support seems to be forming near the $1,700 level. If the bulls fail to defend the $1,700 support zone, there is a risk of a drop towards the $1,660 level. Any more loses could possibly lead the price towards the $1,620 level.
    Technical Indicators
    Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is slowly gaining pace in the bearish zone.
    Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is still below the 50 level.
    Major Support Level – $1,700
    Major Resistance Level – $1,800

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