- Ethereum price shows a rejection at the $1,350 hurdle after setting up three equal highs.
- ETH could retrace to the $1,195 support level to replenish momentum before giving the uptrend another go.
- A daily candlestick close below $1,150 will invalidate the bullish thesis.
Ethereum price shows a lack of momentum after the recent volatile events. The run-up pushed ETH to produce another swing high. Rejection at this level has triggered a sell-off that could continue and knock the smart contract token down to critical support levels.
Ethereum price fails to make hay
Ethereum price shot up by 8.8% between 12 and December 14, and set up three equal highs at $1,350. This move showed a lack of momentum from the bulls, resulting in a sudden reversal. As a result, ETH shed 8.4% and is currently hovering around $1,270.
The only solace after undoing recent gains is that the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is bouncing off the midpoint at 50. So, a bounce in RSI here could provide buyers have a chance to make a comeback should they plan to. In such a case, Ethereum price needs to flip the $1,350 hurdle into a support floor to confirm a resurgence of buying pressure.
This development could see Ethereum price retest the $1,422 and $1,545 hurdles.
While the above scenario is a bit of a stretch, the ideal scenario would include a retracement to the $1,195 support level first.
ETH/USDT 1-day chart
On the other hand, if Ethereum price shatters through the $1,195 support level, it will be the first sign of weakness. A continued spike in selling pressure followed by a daily candlestick close below $1,150 will create a lower low and invalidate the bullish thesis.
In such a case, Ethereum price could revisit the $1,073 level and collect the sell-stop liquidity resting below it.