Bitcoin’s (BTC) and Ether’s (ETH) prices are still being hard hit by the current wave of volatility, which is leading traders to go back to the drawing board and readjust their short-term expectations. On Feb.17, Bitcoin’s price briefly dipped below $40,000, and Ether failed to hold support at $2,900, which increases the chance of a drop to $2,500.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hovering near the $2,900 support level through the morning trading hours, Ether was hit with a wave of selling that dropped it to an intraday low of $2,752.
Here’s a look at what analysts are saying about Ether’s price drop and whether or not more downside is expected as global tensions continue to rise.
Ether’s next stop could be $1,700
A general overview of the current outlook for Ether was provided by crypto trader and pseudonymous Twitter user Crypto Tony, who posted the following chart, discussing the areas of support and resistance to keep an eye on.
Crypto Tony said:
“$3,900 remains the most pivotal area for me and if we flip that, well I believe the low is in… Reject from it or fail to even reach it and we head to my main target of $1,700.”
Price is at a “super trend” resistance level
A more bullish take on Friday’s price action was offered by market analyst and Twitter user Cryptowoldjosh, who posted the following chart indicating that Ether is now at a significant resistance zone.
According to the analyst:
“Ether right at the supertrend resistance. Since it’s flat it usually has a higher chance of breaking upwards and flipping bullish. If it does flip bullish I think $2,900 to $3,000 would be next.”
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The macro trend projects further downside
Insight into what could happen to Ether and the wider altcoin market, should it fail to hold this current level, was offered by trader and pseudonymous Twitter user Pentoshi.
“I will take note that there is local strength here since it held its lows but overall still lower highs. Trend is down. *IF* those lows break *THEN* *MOST* altcoins turbo nuke.”
The overall cryptocurrency market capitalization now stands at $1.899 trillion, and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 41.4%.
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