The ether rate has not yet updated yesterday’s peaks at $676.61, but it looks quite confident. The main trading of ETH on Friday, December 18, is near $649.
On the daily chart, the ETH/USD pair continues to update its highs. At this stage, we can expect that the quotes will make a return to the Fibonacci 38.2% level for its testing, after which they will continue the upward trend. Histogram of MACD indicator is still above the zero level, which is an additional signal in favor of growth of the quotes. The trading situation may continue to develop into a pullback in the nearest future, after which the uptrend will resume. Target level for the growth is the nearest resistance level of $685.
On the 4-hour timeframe the pair shows a similar picture to the daily chart: quotes are testing the resistance level within the ascending channel. After the correction, the coin has all chances to continue the upward trend. The Stochastic indicator is in the overbought zone and forms a „Black cross“, which increases the probability of correction before the development of growth. The $685 level is a target benchmark for the strengthening of the coin (as well as on the higher timeframe), says Dmitry Gurkovsky, lead analyst of RoboForex.
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