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TA: Ethereum Recovery Could Fail Near Support Turned Resistance At $400

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Ethereum declined 5% and it broke the main $400 support against the US Dollar. ETH price is recovering from the $385 support, but it could face hurdles near $400.

  • Ethereum is down 5% and it broke the $400 and $395 support levels.
  • The price is currently recovering from $385, but it is well below the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $400 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could resume its decline unless it clears the $400 resistance area in the near term.

Ethereum Price is Down 5%

Yesterday, we discussed the chances of a sharp decline in Ethereum below the $400 support. ETH price did fail to clear the $410 resistance and it declined sharply (unlike bitcoin) below the $400 and $395 support levels.

The decline gained pace below $395 and the price settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. It tested the $385 support zone and a low is formed near $383. Ether price is currently recovering and trading above the $390 level.

There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $418 high to $383 low. On the upside, the price is facing a lot of hurdles near the $395 and $400 levels.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $400 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line is close to the 100 hourly simple moving average, and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $418 high to $383 low.

To move back into a positive zone, ether price must break the $400 resistance level and settle nicely above the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next stop on the upside could be near the $410 resistance.

More Losses in ETH?

If Ethereum fails to clear the $395 and $400 resistance levels, there is a risk of more losses. An initial support on the downside is near the $388 level.

The main support seems to be forming near the $385 level. A clear break below the $385 support zone could start an extended decline in ether towards the $368 support level in the coming sessions.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is struggling to gain pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is recovering and close to the 40 level.

Major Support Level – $385

Major Resistance Level – $400

Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/analysis/eth/ethereum-recovery-could-fail-near-400/

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Respected Financial Historian Calls for Bitcoin Integration into U.S. Financial System

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Financial historian and Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Niall Ferguson, has penned a lengthy piece on Bitcoin which is getting noticed by the crypto community.

In it, the former Harvard and Oxford University professor commented on how the traditional naysayers and debunkers have softened their collective stances this year as the asset outperforms most other traditional investments.

Big Bitcoin Endorsements

The piece was re-tweeted a number of times, most recently by 10T Holdings co-founder Dan Tapiero who observed that this could garner huge attention. Of particular note were the comments on the integration of Bitcoin into the U.S. financial system;

“Rather than seeking to create a Chinese-style digital dollar, Joe Biden’s nascent administration should recognize the benefits of integrating Bitcoin into the U.S. financial system,”

Ferguson made additional references to China’s digital yuan adding that its potential for adoption for remittance payments or cross-border trade settlements is ‘substantial’.

The Bloomberg columnist had previously written on the virtues of Bitcoin stating that there are far fewer coins in circulation than there are millionaires on the planet.

“If millionaires collectively decided to hold just 1% of their wealth as Bitcoin, the price would be above $75,000 — higher, if adjustment is made for all the bitcoins that have been lost or hoarded.”

Big Names Paying Attention

He made reference to a number of big names in the financial world including Paul Tudor Jones, Stan Druckenmiller, Bill Miller, and even Ray Dalio that are now appearing to turn bullish. Even ardent Bitcoin detractors such as Peter Schiff and Nouriel Roubini, also mentioned in the article, have started to change their tune.

He added that adoption has much further to go, quoting Argentine-born tech investor Wences Casares who stated after ten years of working well without interruption, with close to 100 million holders, adding more than a million new holders per month and moving more than $1 billion per day worldwide;

“it has a 50% chance of hitting a price of $1 million per bitcoin in five to seven years’ time.”

The advantages of sovereignty and scarcity are obvious at a time when the supply of fiat money is exploding, Ferguson added, concluding that there was a clear demand for more privacy when it comes to a payment system that will inevitably replace cash.

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Further Declines in Bitcoin Price Possible Though Grayscale is Crucial, Notes JPM Analyst

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Although Bitcoin has recovered from its vigorous price losses during the Thanksgiving massacre, analysts from JPMorgan Chase & Co believe that further declines may still occur.

The strategists pointed out that Grayscale, through its Bitcoin Trust, will play a significant role in future BTC price developments.

Is Bitcoin To Head Further South?

The primary cryptocurrency reached a new yearly high of $19,500 last week; thus, it came less than 3% away from the 2017 all-time high of $20,000. As the community began speculating on how long it will take to surpass that level, the trend reversed viciously.

Bitcoin headed south and lost over $3,000 of value in hours. Nevertheless, the cryptocurrency has recovered most of its losses and trades north of $18,000.

A JPM analysis, led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, recently said that the Thanksgiving price drops had cleared the “previous froth in momentum traders’ positioning.” However, the strategists hinted that Bitcoin could still go lower.

“Momentum traders such as commodity trading advisors and other quantitative funds likely played a big role in the slide by unwinding long Bitcoin futures positions. Momentum traders have room to further propagate” the Bitcoin decline, noted the analysts cited by Bloomberg.

Apart from broaching “momentum traders,” the strategists also discussed various other reasons behind the price developments. Those included the rumors of new regulations proposed by the Trump administration and profit-taking.

Grayscale Is Key

The JPM strategists also highlighted the significant role of Grayscale and its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust on the market. The cryptocurrency manager is the most preferred company for institutional investors to receive exposure to Bitcoin (and other digital assets) without worrying about storing the funds.

This has been exemplified through 2020 as Grayscale has reported back-to-back recording-breaking quarterly results. The assets under management (AUM) have exploded in the past 12 months to over $10 billion. Somewhat expectedly, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust has the most substantial share.

The analysts asserted that if there’s a decline in the interest towards GBTC, this could damage the narrative that Bitcoin has become a favorite among institutional investors:

“A failure by the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to receive additional inflows over the coming weeks would also cast doubt to the idea that institutional investors such as family offices have embarked on a trend of embracing Bitcoin as digital gold replacing traditional gold as a long-term investment.”

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Bitcoin Breaks New All-Time Highs Targeting $23,000

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