- Ethereum price saw a fierce rally this week that almost made new highs against last week.
- ETH price sees technical indicator tilting higher, pointing to the end of the technical death cross.
- Expect to see a pop higher into next week, with XRP first hitting $3,391.52 before trying to punch above $3,687.17.
Ethereum (ETH) price was in the danger zone after price traded below the 55-day Simple Moving Average (sMA) near $2,986.86. But bulls stepped in and used the area between the 55-day SMA and $2,900.00 as a fade-in level before ramping price action up above $3,000.00. Next week, some silence from the central banks will help investors in ETH book some solid gains as a lot of noise will fade to the background in global markets.
ETH price entering calm waters next week, setting sail to 25% gains
Ethereum price needs some calmness, which is just around the corner next week. A significant tail risk event will know its outcome on Sunday with the French elections, but FED speakers are going into their blackout period, which means no disturbances from Powell until the FED meeting at the beginning of March. Past few days, several assets in global markets got thrown left and right by FED speakers’ comments, earnings, polls on French elections, news on Ukraine and much more side headlines, all that needed to be filtered and priced.
ETH price will thus start a calm Monday trading week, with minor disturbance and more room for pure technical trading. With that, the 55-day SMA, is uptilted, it is nearing the 200-day SMA, around $3,500. Although still quite some way to go, a steady rally could bring the 55-day closed to the 200-day SMA and possibly by the first week of May, the feared death cross can be undone, opening up much more room to the upside; For ETH price that would mean $3,687.17 with the monthly R1 and a historic pivotal level as a barrier.
ETH/USD weekly chart
With bulls performing that fade-in trade, the lack of bears could be a wrong assessment of the trading environment. In case of price, action can not close above $3,000.00, bears will further defend and refrain ETH price from reclaiming that area. With that, pressure will mount on those positions from the fade-in trade going nowhere and little by little get cut short, triggering a drop back to $2,695.79.