- Ethereum classic price declined recently and traded as low as $15.67 against the US dollar.
- There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance near $16.35 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken).
- The pair may perhaps struggle to break the $16.40 and $16.60 resistance levels in the near term.
Ethereum classic price is in a bearish trend against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD has to surpass the $16.60 resistance to start a decent recovery.
Ethereum Classic Price Decline
There were heavy losses this week in ETC price as it moved below the $17.00 support against the US dollar. The ETC/USD pair even broke the $16.00 support and settled well below the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded as low as $15.67 and is currently struggling to recover. There was a minor upside move, but buyers faced hurdles near $16.60-70. Moreover, there was no close above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $18.80 high to $15.67 low.
More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance near $16.35 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair is slowly moving lower and is holding the $16.00 support area. On the upside, a break above the trend line and $16.40 resistance could clear the path for a decent recovery. However, there is also a crucial resistance and a pivot zone at $16.60-70. The price must break the stated pivot zone to stage a comeback above the $17.00 level.
The chart suggests that the price is finding it tough to clear the trend line at $16.35-40. On the downside, the $16.00 level is an initial support. Below this, the price may perhaps retest the $15.70 low or it could even break towards $15.50.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETC/USD is slowly moving in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETC/USD is currently well below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $15.70
Major Resistance Level – $16.60