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    Why Ethereum (ETH) Could Continue To Outperform Bitcoin

    Ethereum outperformed bitcoin and rallied above the $2,550 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price tested $2,700 and it is now correcting gains.

    Ethereum rallied towards the $2,700 level before it started a downside correction.
    The price is still trading above $2,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $2,450 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
    The pair is likely to start a fresh increase from $2,500 or $2,450 in the near term.

    Ethereum Price is Correcting Gains
    Ethereum formed a support base above $2,400 and started a fresh increase, outpacing bitcoin. ETH price gained strength and it broke the main $2,500 and $2,550 resistance levels.
    The price even surged above the $2,600 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more gains and the price traded as high as $2,700 level. It is now correcting gains from the $2,700 resistance zone.
    There was a break below the $2,620 and $2,600 support level. A low is formed near $2,508 and the price is now consolidating. Ether is testing the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $2,700 swing high to $2,508 high.
    There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $2,450 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. On the upside, the first key resistance is near the $2,600 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $2,700 swing high to $2,508 high.

    Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
    The main resistance is now forming near the $2,630 level. A clear break and close above $2,630 might start another steady increase. In the stated case, the price could easily rise towards the $2,700 level. The next key resistance is near the $2,780 level, above which the price might test $2,880 in the near term.
    More Gains in ETH?
    If ethereum fails to continue higher above $2,600, it could extend its decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $2,510 level.
    The first major support is near the $2,500 and $2,480 levels. The next key support is near the $2,450 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A clear downside break below the $2,450 support zone could lead the price towards the $2,320 support.
    Technical Indicators
    Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is likely to move back into the bullish zone.
    Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now close to the 50 level.
    Major Support Level – $2,500
    Major Resistance Level – $2,630

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