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    Ethereum Faces Hurdles, What Could Trigger Fresh Rally

    Ethereum found support near $3,080 and recovered higher against the US Dollar. ETH price is now struggling to clear the $3,200 resistance and the 100 hourly SMA.

    Ethereum found support near $3,080 and it started a fresh upward move.
    The price is now facing resistance near $3,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There was a break below a short-term ascending channel with support near $3,210 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
    The pair could continue lower if it fails to stay above the $3,150 support zone.

    Ethereum Price Fails Near $3,200
    Ethereum extended its decline below $3,120, but the bulls were active near $3,075 and $3,080. ETH price traded as low as $3,078 and it recently started an upside correction, similar to bitcoin.
    There was a break above the $3,120 and $3,150 resistance levels. Ether surpassed the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the main drop from the $3,380 swing high to $3,078 low. The price even spiked above the $3,200 resistance the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    However, the price failed to stay above $3,200. It was rejected near the 50% Fib retracement level of the main drop from the $3,380 swing high to $3,078 low. There is also a possible inverse head and shoulders pattern forming with support near $3,150.

    Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
    On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $3,200 level. The main resistance is now forming near $3,220 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A clear break above the $3,220 resistance might open the doors for a steady increase. The next key resistance is now forming near the $3,300 level. Any more gains may possibly call for a move towards the $3,380 level in the near term.
    More Losses in ETH?
    If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,200 and $3,220 resistance levels, it could extend its decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $3,150 level.
    The next major support is now forming near the $3,120 zone. A downside break below the $3,120 support zone could accelerate losses. In the stated case, the price may possibly drop towards the $3,080 zone or even $3,020.
    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 – $3,130
    Major Resistance Level – $3,220

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