Downtrends in Ether, Dash Persist


The downtrends in ETH/BTC and DSH/BTC continue for another week. Ether is down over 16 percent versus BTC since last Thursday while Dash is down by a smaller 6 percent.

Ether Drops 16 Percent

Ether has dropped over 16 percent in the past seven days and is currently quoted just below the 0.06 round figure. The altcoin has been in a persistent downtrend versus bitcoin since the middle of February, losing over a third of its value during this time. Support below can be found at the latest swing lows around 0.059 and the 0.06 round figure. This is followed by the 0.05405 swing low and the 0.05 BTC round figure.


To end the bleeding the bulls will have to push prices above the 0.08 BTC round figure. A breakout above this important milestone would also shift the trend from down to up. Below here some resistance can be seen around the 0.071 BTC area. Here we have a ‘meeting’ of former swing highs and swing lows. Higher up we have more resistance around the 0.0857 level and the 0.08829 swing high. On the weekly charts ETH/BTC is now range-bound. The monthly charts are still keeping the bullish bias.

Dash Down 6 Percent

Dash prices are down from 0.049 BTC to 0.046 BTC today, or around 6 percent. With the break below the 0.05513 BTC swing low Dash moved in a downtrend. Below current prices there’s a support area stretching from the 0.0447 swing low to this month’s swing low at 0.045 BTC flat. A clearing of this area may open the door to more losses. Further down we find stronger support levels around the 0.03557 and 0.03452 swing lows. To end the current downward trend we need to see a break and stabilization back above 0.05513 BTC.


A new uptrend may commence with a breakout above 0.056 BTC per coin. Resistance higher up can be found at the 0.07343 swing high, followed by the 0.07707 BTC swing high. Close to here we have another resistance at 0.08058 BTC. Higher still we find more resistance levels at 0.08572 BTC , 0.087 BTC and 0.09099 BTC. The 0.1 BTC round figure is another notable resistance point. Just like Ether, on the longer-term charts DSH/BTC is range-bound on the weekly but bullish on the monthly.

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