Ethereum was in the red on Tuesday, as bears reentered the market following a failed breakout of a key resistance level. Prices failed to sustain yesterday’s move above $1,300, with momentum slipping in today’s session. Bitcoin was also lower, however is trading above $17,000 as of writing.
Bitcoin (BTC) was consolidating in today’s session, as prices retreated from Monday’s three-week high.
Following a peak of $17,371.00 to start the week, BTC/USD fell to an intraday low of $16,922.43 earlier in the day.
This decline comes as traders have seemingly moved to secure gains, following yesterday’s surge in price.
BTC/USD – Daily Chart
Looking at the chart, the drop took place as the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) was also unable to climb past a ceiling of its own.
As of writing, the index is tracking at the 48.14 level, which is marginally below a ceiling of 50.00.
Should a breakout occur, it is likely that BTC will move back towards the $17,400 point in upcoming days.
Ethereum (ETH) was also in the red during Tuesday’s session, as a result of a failed breakout to start the week.
ETH/USD fell to a bottom of $1,252.47 earlier in the day, which comes as bulls were unable to sustain a surge above the $1,300 mark.
As of writing, ETH is currently trading at $1,264.00, which is nearly 3% lower than Monday’s peak of $1,302.24.
ETH/USD – Daily Chart
Like with bitcoin, today’s decline in ethereum comes as the RSI moved below its ceiling at the 52.00 level.
Currently, the index is at a reading of 50.18, with the world’s second largest cryptocurrency trading at $1,263.60.
The 10-day (red) moving average continues to hover above its 25-day (blue) counterpart, which typically is a sign of pending bullish sentiment.
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