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Ethereum Price Prediction: A Bearish Triangle Points To A 10% ETH Drop

Ethereum Price Prediction: ETH Consolidates at $1,660 - Is A Breakout Imminent?
Ethereum Price Prediction: ETH Consolidates at $1,660 - Is A Breakout Imminent?

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After rising above the crucial $2,000 mark in mid-July following the partial legal win by Ripple Labs against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ethereum embarked on a downtrend that was halted at $1,600.

The largest altcoin by market capitalization, ETH has been consolidating above that level since then. It’s trading 20% below it’s high in the recent past at $2,030 with a number of on-chain metrics and the technical setup pointing to further losses.

The current bearish sentiment in the market is doing little to spark hopes of a sustained recovery in the near future. Data from Alternative, a firm that analyzes “emotions and sentiments” in the crypto market, reveals that the Crypto Fear and Greed index is in the “Fear” zone at 41.

Crypto fear and greed index

This suggests that investors are worried about their investments and they may continue selling to minimize losses.

Declining TVL on Ethereum Reinforces the Downside

Apart from the drab price action and bearish market conditions, on-chain metrics point to decreasing demand for ETH. Notably, the total value locked (TVL) on the Layer 1 network has decreased from a 2023 high of $31.5 billion in mid-April to the current value of $21.44 billion, according to data from DeFiLlama.

Total Value Locked On Ethereum

Source: DefiLlama

The number of Ethereum addresses holding a minimum of $1,000 in ETH has hit its lowest point in six months.

This trend is worrying considering that the Ethereum price reached a peak of $2,140 in  April, which was expected to have attracted more users to the network. Similarly, the amount of revenue generated on the platform has dropped by more than 84% from $14.43 million in mid-April to $3.3 million on Sept.5. This points to a lack of interest among investors and developers.

Ethereum Revenue
Source: DeFiLlama

Part of the reason why there appears to be a lack of investor interest in ETH is that transaction fees on the Smart Contacts network remain high. Note that Ethereum’s average transaction fee has remained above $4 for the past six months. This keeps investors and developers away as they turn to cheaper Layer 2 solutions. This, in turn, results in decreasing revenues.

On the upside, whales appear to be taking advantage of the low prices to accumulate more. According to Ali Martinez, a popular crypto analyst on social media platform X, Ethereum Whales added 260,000 ETH with a staggering $425 million within 24 hours on one day this week.

This follows strong ETH whale movement at the beginning of the week. On Monday, two whale addresses moved a total of 300,000 ETH on Coinbase, the leading US-based crypto exchange..

Ethereum at Risk of 10% Losses

The Ethereum price is showing a descending triangle chart pattern on the daily chart. This is a highly bearish technical formation that is formed when an asset’s price forms a series of lower highs (forming the triangle’s hypotenuse) and relatively equal lows (representing the triangle’s x-axis). It is confirmed once a clear close is achieved below the x-axis. 

The price target is reached by measuring the distance between the widest points in the triangle and adding it to the breakout point.

At press time, ETH was trading at $1,632 with bears determined to pull it below the $1,600 support line, embraced by the triangle’s x-axis. If they are successful, they may pull the smart contracts token lower toward the $1,550 swing low or the $1,500 psychological level. 

A drop lower could see ETH drop further to reach the pessimistic target of the prevailing chart pattern at $1,471. Such a move would represent a 10% decline from the current price.

ETH/USD Daily Chart

Bitcoin Price Chart - September 9
TradingView Chart: ETH/USD

This negative outlook was supported by the down-facing moving averages. These chart overlay indicators also presented areas of stiff resistance on the upside at $1,652, $1,756, and $1,805, where the 20-day, 50-day, and 100-day Simple Moving Averages (SMAs) sat respectively.

Also validating the grim outlook for Ethereum was the downward movement of the Relative Strength Index (RSI). The position of this oscillating trend-following indicator at 38 in the negative region suggests that there were more bears than buyers in the market.

On the upside, if the ETH were to stage a sustained recovery, it has to turn up from the current level rising above the areas defined by the 20-day SMAs, embraced by the triangle’s descending trendline. 

This would confirm an exit from the bearish triangle with the next line of resistance rising from the 50-day and 100-day SMAs respectively. Shattering these barriers would see Ether’s price rise toward the $1,900 psychological level. A bullish breakout would be confirmed if the token produces a daily candlestick close above the $2,000, placing Ethereum on a path to a sustained recovery.

ETH Alternatives

Given the grim outlook for ETH, investors may consider alternative tokens with better upside potential in the short term. The Wall Street Memes presale is nearing the end as the community awaits listing on major exchanges. The team has secured listings on top trading platforms, which boosts the credibility and authenticity of the project.

The native WSM token is being sold for $0.0337 during the presale phase, and more than $25 million has been raised from early investors. The exchange listings could increase WSM’s value gain significantly.

Wall Street Memes

Wall Street Memes is also big on community, a vital aspect of the crypto industry. The project claims support from a vibrant community as it is inspired by the Wall Street bets community that rose into popularity because of the GameStop saga.

The team behind Wall Street Memes has a solid roadmap as it seeks to empower the community every step of the way. The team aims to reach a $1 billion market capitalization, achievable given the massive interest the presale has garnered.

The success of $WSM’s presale has many analysts believing that it has the potential to make more than 10x returns for early investors.

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