Ethereum is ripping, now well above $4,000 per ETH and in full price discovery mode. But with no obvious resistance levels, how can anyone prepare for when the trending altcoin runs out of steam and eventually reverses?
Technical analysis indicators, as well as fundamental tools are two possibilities, however, simple mathematics could also play an important factor. Here’s how, along with a look at how the same math stopped the Bitcoin bull train in its tracks.
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A lot more people know what Bitcoin is now, and it enjoys a lot more brand visibility, recognition, and hype than it ever had before. Expectations for it now run to well over $300,000 per coin, yet the once trending cryptocurrency has been stuck below $60,000 for weeks now after repeated rejections.
Ethereum versus Bitcoin Fibonacci extensions compared | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
Will Ethereum Take Pause Where Bitcoin Took A Breather?
Like Bitcoin, Ethereum is well above its former all-time high, but hasn’t yet reached any sort of stopping point. However, that could be very close, if Ether follows the path cleared by the first ever cryptocurrency.
To be exact, the high reached the 3.618 Fibonacci extension – which also could end up acting as a logical place for Ethereum to pause also.
Fibonacci extensions and retracements levels are ratios based on the Fibonacci sequence – a series of numbers where the sum of the two previous numbers is the following number in the sequence.
ETHUSD just tapped the 3 Fib extension, and is headed to the 3.272 next – the first place where Bitcoin began to struggle with resistance.
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