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Ethereum Rally Seems Unstoppable: Here’s Why Its Different Than Bitcoin

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Ethereum price rallied another 12% and surged above the $270 level against the US Dollar. ETH traded to a new 2020 high at $275 and it is likely to test $288 and $300 in the near term. Ethereum extended its rise above the key $260 and $270 resistance levels against the US Dollar. The bulls remain in charge and it seems like the price could soon hit $292 and $300. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $268 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). Bitcoin price is lacking momentum, suggesting higher volatility and liquidity for Ether. Ethereum Price Could Test $300 Recently, we saw a strong rise in Ethereum above the $240 and $250 resistance levels against the US Dollar. ETH even settled above the $250 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Later, there was a consolidation phase above the $250 level for a few hours before a fresh increase. The price rallied another 12% and broke many key hurdles near the $260 and $265 levels. Ethereum bulls had the upper hand and outpaced bitcoin. Moreover, there was a crucial break visible on the ETH/BTC chart, calling for a convincing uptrend above $250. Finally, the price traded above the $270 level and formed a new 2020 high near $275. It is currently in a solid uptrend, with an initial support near the $270 level. Besides, there is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $268 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Ethereum Price The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent rally from the $252 low to $275 high is also near $270 to provide support. On the upside, the $275 level is an initial resistance. The first key resistance is near the $288 level. If Ethereum climbs above the $288 level, there are high chances of it testing the $300 level in the near term. Downsides Limited If the price corrects lower, the trend line and $270 level might provide support. If there are more downsides, the next support is seen near the $264 level. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent rally from the $252 low to $275 high is at $264 to act as a major support. Overall, Ethereum remains well supported for more gains above the $275 and $280 levels in the near term. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is still in the bullish zone, with positive signs. Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently moving to and fro above the 70 level. Major Support Level – $268 Major Resistance Level – $275

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