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Ether (ETH) Breakout Continues; Bitcoin’s Dominance Falls

Ether (ETH) Breakout Continues; Bitcoin’s Dominance Falls

Nick Cawley, Strategist

Ethereum News and Talking Points

- Fibonacci resistance nears but ETH boosted by 200-day moving average.

- Bitcoin’s dominance falls back to 38%, the lowest level in one month.

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Ether Rally Nears Resistance But 200-day Moving Average Boosts ETH

Ether’s impressive rally continues taking out the $567 swing low made on February 6, with the token now on course to take out resistance at $666, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the September 15 – January 14 rally. ETH is also now trading above the 200-day moving average for the first time since March 18, a bullish impulse which should continue to fuel the rally in the short- to medium-term. A Golden Cross is also on the way, when the 50-day ma moves up through the 200-day ma. Support at $568 and $497 should hold sway.

Ether (ETH) Price Chart in US Dollars(August 15, 2017 – April 23, 2018)

Bitcoin’s Dominance Hits a One-Month Low

Bitcoin’s market capitalization dominance has slipped to a one-month low as other tokens out-perform the market leader. The last time Bitcoin’s dominance fell was during the altcoin rally in late-December to late-January when record high prices were made. The overall market capitalization rose to just under $400 billion compared to the recent low of $248 billion made just over two weeks ago.

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--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.

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