Ethereum is consolidating around the yearly highs
$2,000 proves to be stiff resistance
ETH/USD price action holds between a $1,000 range since May 2022
There is only one trading day left in July, and the cryptocurrency market is consolidating. That is particularly true of major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, as they both hover around their yearly highs against the US dollar.
Ethereum found strong resistance at the $2,000 area in 2023, just as it found strong support at $1,000 last year. The question now is whether resistance holds and the price will be sent back to $1,000? Or will bulls manage to push over resistance, and the rally will continue in the last months of the year?
ETH/USD remains bullish while the price holds above $1,000
The rally in the cryptocurrency market seen in 2023 triggered enthusiasm among cryptocurrency investors. However, without more follow-through, the bullish sentiment will dissipate soon.
Ethereum chart by TradingView
A quick look at the chart above reveals a $1,000 range since May 2022. More precisely, the market moved between $1,000 and $2,000, clearly with an upside bias but failing to make a meaningful break higher.
Since touching the $1,000 support level in 2022, ETH/USD started a series of higher highs and higher lows, typical in bullish formations. Because the higher lows formed against horizontal resistance, it looks like the market builds energy to break higher. However, the bullish bias should hold only if the price does not break the higher lows series.
If it does, the focus suddenly turns to the $1,000. A clear break there brings back the previous head and shoulders pattern with a measured move much lower than $1,000.