TA: Ethereum Gearing For Another Lift-Off to $2.8K: Rally Isn’t Over Yet

Ethereum is showing positive signs above $2,500 against the US Dollar. ETH price is likely to accelerate higher above $2,650 and it could revisit $2,800.

Ethereum started a steady increase above the $2,500 resistance and $2,550.
The price is now trading well above $2,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,480 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
The pair is likely to climb further higher above $2,650 and $2,700 in the near term.

Ethereum Price Gains Bullish Momentum
Ethereum formed a base above the $2,350 level and started a fresh increase. ETH broke the $2,450 resistance zone to move into a bullish zone.
There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $2,480 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair even settled nicely above the $2,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The pair climbed above the $2,550 resistance level.
Ether is now trading well above the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the of the key decline from the $2,626 high to $2,260 swing low. An immediate resistance is near the $2,626 high. A clear upside break above the $2,626 high could set the pace for a larger increase in the coming sessions.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next key resistance is near the $2,715 level. It is near the 1.226 Fib extension level the of the key decline from the $2,626 high to $2,260 swing low. Any more gains above $2,720 could open the doors for a larger increase. The next major barrier for the bulls is near the $2,800 level.
Downsides Limited in ETH?
If Ethereum fails to clear the $2,620 and $2,650 resistance levels, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,580 level.
The first major support is near the $2,550 level. Any more losses could possibly call for a test of the $2,500 support and the 100 hourly SMA in the coming sessions. A downside break below the 100 hourly SMA could push ether price towards the $2,450 support zone.
Technical Indicators
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $2,500
Major Resistance Level – $2,650

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