Ethereum (ETH) Setting For Breakout or Further Decline?

Ethereum is holding the key $145 support area and recovering against the US Dollar.The price is currently facing a strong resistance near the $152 area.Earlier, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).The price remains well bid, but it might struggle to climb further above $152 and $155.Ethereum price is facing an uphill task versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH price must break the $152 and $155 resistance levels to continue higher.Ethereum Price AnalysisRecently, there was a downside correction in Ethereum from the $158 resistance area against the US Dollar. ETH price declined below the $152 support area and the 100 hourly simple moving average.Moreover, the price broke the $150 support area and traded close to the $145 support. A low was formed near $146 and the price is currently recovering. It climbed above the $148 resistance level.Besides, there was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the latest decline from the $158 high to $146 low. More importantly, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.However, the $152 support area and the 100 hourly simple moving average are now acting as hurdles. Additionally, the 50% Fib retracement level of the latest decline from the $158 high to $146 low is acting as a resistance.Ethereum price is now trading inside a contracting triangle with resistance near the $151 level on the same chart. Therefore, an upside break above the $151 and $152 levels might push the price further higher.The next key resistance is near the $155 level, above which it could rise towards the main $158 resistance area. Conversely, the price could fail to continue higher and decline below $148.An immediate support is near the $146 and $145 levels. Any further losses might push the price into a bearish zone towards the $140 and $138 levels. The main support is near the last month low near $132.Ethereum PriceLooking at the chart, Ethereum price is showing a few bearish signs below the $152 and $155 resistance levels. Having said that, the price must clear the $158 hurdle to move into a medium term uptrend. If not, it may perhaps resume its decline below the $145 and $140 levels.ETH Technical IndicatorsHourly MACD The MACD for ETH/USD is losing gaining pace in the bullish zone.Hourly RSI The RSI for ETH/USD is currently above the 50 level and it could decline again.Major Support Level – $146Major Resistance Level – $152

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