Daily Technical Analysis BTC & ETH — 8th Feb 2022
Bitcoin gained pace above the $42,000 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC is now surging and might even surpass the $45,000 resistance zone in the near term.
Bitcoin started a strong increase above the $42,000 resistance zone. The price is trading well above $42,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support near $43,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair could continue to rise if it clears the $44,500 resistance zone in the near term.
On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $44,500 level. The next major resistance is near the $45,000 zone. A clear upside break above the $45,000 resistance level could spark additional gain. In the stated case, the price could even rise towards the $46,500 resistance zone.
If bitcoin fails to start a fresh increase above $44,500, it could start a downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $43,750 zone and the trend line. The first major support is seen near the $43,000 zone.
It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $41,141 swing low to $44,528 high. If there is a downside break below the $43,000 support, the price could slide towards the $41,200 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Ethereum gained bullish momentum and cleared the $3,000 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH price is rising, but it could face hurdles near the $3,200 level.
Ethereum found support and started a strong increase above the $3,000 level. The price is now trading above $3,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $3,010 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair could accelerate higher, but the $3,200 barrier might prevent additional gains.
An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $3,120 level. A clear move above the $3,120 resistance could send the price towards a major hurdle at $3,200. The bears might take a stand near the $3,200 level. If they fail, ether price could perhaps surge towards the $3,420 level in the near term.
If ethereum fails to continue higher above $3,120 or $3,200, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $3,040 level. The first major support is near the $3,020 level.
It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,952 swing low to $3,089 high. A downside break below the $3,020 level might push the price further lower. The next major support is near the $2,920 level and the 100 hourly SMA, below which there is a risk of a sharp decline. In the stated case, the price might revisit $2,800
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