Ether Nears Breakout, Dash Down

We got a mixed bag today. While Ether is up against bitcoin, Dash is now in a downtrend. As usual, we will first go over ETH/BTC then come back to DSH/BTC later in the article. We have a bitcoin update at the end of this article as well.

Ether Nears Breakout

Ether prices have gone up almost 10 percent since our last update. We have since broke above the 0.0844 swing high and thus ended the downtrend. Back then we penned the 0.111 spike high as a potential trend starter. Now that level is moved slightly lower to yesterday’s high at 0.09322.

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A decisive breakout above here could start a new ETH rally versus BTC. Resistance above here can be found at the 0.10 BTC round figure and the 0.111 spike high. On the lower end, we need a move below the 0.05875 swing low for a new downtrend. On the longer-term weekly and monthly charts, ETH/BTC has stayed in a bullish trend for most of this year.

Dash in Downtrend

After some losses during the past seven days, DSH/BTC has now entered a downtrend. We are currently quoted at 0.0589 BTC, below the important 0.06 round figure.

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On the way down we have support at the 0.05 round figure. This is followed by a strong support area spanning several previous swing lows at 0.04728, 0.046, 0.0448 and 0.04303 BTC. A decisive breakout below the 0.043 BTC level could exacerbate the losses for Dash.

Higher up the bulls need to break above the 0.06849 swing high to end the current downtrend. A move above 0.08 is needed for a new rally. Similarly to Ether, DSH/BTC has been in an uptrend on the weekly and monthly charts for most of 2017.

Bitcoin Stable After Segwit Activation

Bitcoin prices have remained stable during the past two days, albeit with high volatility. We’re currently quoted at $3,390 dollars per coin, only $7 above the price during our Tuesday update.

The bullish trend remains unchanged. A break below the $2,573 swing low is needed to end it. On the other end, a break above the $3,500 round figure could lead to extended gains. For more bitcoin levels, take a look at our previous article HERE. On the weekly and monthly charts, BTC/USD is in rally mode as well.

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Petar Kotevski

Petar is a forex trader and writer with 9 years of experience in financial markets. He has been following bitcoin since 2010. A year ago, as the BTC market matured, he started getting more involved by writing articles on bitcoin and other alternative currencies.

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