Ethereum Price Technical Analysis (Oct. 17): Still in the Panic Phase

Analysis
Ethereum ETH Digital Coins

When looking at the chart below, we can see that Ethereum (ETH)trade is currently trading at $177.8. The price has broken the support of $178, turning it into resistance with new support at $173.43.

The price seems to be stuck between the channels, like Bitcoin, with the resistance as the upper limit and support as the lower limit. The price is approaching the resistance so it is suggested not to take long positions at this price, until the resistance is broken.

Ethereum Graph October 17

Dow Theory

According to Dow Theory, the ETH price is in the panic phase. In this phase, distressed selling is seen from those who believe that the worst is yet to come or are forced to liquidate before they another suspected fall. This phase is followed by the accumulation phase where informed investors take long positions.

Ethereum Dow Theory October 17

Bollinger Bands

Ethereum’s price is moving between the channels with the lower channel limit acting as support and the middle average line acting as resistance. It can be seen that the channel is expanding with a positive momentum.

This indicates increased volatility with a positive sentiment, so the second-largest cryptocurrency’s price might go up, but it is still suggested to wait until the price closes a trading day above the resistance level.

Ethereum Bollinger Bands October 17

Moving Average

When taking 9 period moving averages (blue) with 21 period moving averages (red), a bearish crossover is seen, but the price is moving above the 9 and 21 period moving averages. This indicates an uptrend but we see formation of a doji, which alternatively indicates indecision. So it is suggested to wait until the other factors turn more positive.

Ethereum Moving Average October 17

Conclusion

When looking at the chart, we see that Ethereum (ETH)trade is currently trading at $177.8. The resistance is at $178 with support at $173.43. The cryptocurrency’s price is expected to trade between the channels so swing trading can be done.

Taking long positions is not suggested until the price closes above the resistance or at least touches the support. A close above $179 can take the price up to $190 and a close below $170 can drag the price down to $160. Overall, the trend looks bullish.

Pivot Points

Name S3 S2 S1 Pivot Points R1 R2 R3
Classic 136.63 152.47 166.32 182.16 196.01 211.85 225.70
Fibonacci 152.47 163.81 170.82 182.16 193.50 200.51 211.85
Camarilla 172.00 174.72 177.44 182.16 182.88 185.60 188.32
Woodie’s 135.63 151.97 165.32 181.66 195.01 211.35 224.70

Technical Indicators

Name Value Action
RSI(14) 44.285 Sell
STOCH(9,6) 37.411 Sell
STOCHRSI(14) 28.867 Sell
MACD(12,26) -1.320 Sell
ADX(14) 16.878 Neutral
Williams %R -79.380 Sell
CCI(14) -82.8088 Sell
ATR(14) 33.2129 Less Volatility
Highs/Lows(14) -1.0769 Sell
Ultimate Oscillator 49.678 Neutral
ROC -33.812 Sell
Bull/Bear Power(13) -28.8880 Sell

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