More Losses for Ether, Dash Apr 2018


Both Ether and Dash saw new lows this week, with prices bottoming out at 0.05240 BTC and 0.04077 BTC respectively. Since these lows we’re seeing somewhat of a bounce for both altcoins but more on that later.

Ether Downtrend Still in Force

The downtrend for ETH/BTC continues for another week. Right now the crypto is trading at 0.05430 per BTC, around 4 percent off the lows.


We’ve been mostly range-bound during the past few days but we’re still far from ending the bearish trend on the daily charts. For that to happen the bulls need to push us above the 0.06030 BTC swing high. Higher up a break above 0.072 BTC is needed to trigger a new uptrend.

Below current prices there’s major support in the 0.050 – 0.052 BTC area. A decisive break below the 0.05 round figure would exacerbate the losses for Ether. On the longer-term charts ETH/BTC is looking range-bound on the weeklies but bullish on the monthly charts.

Dash Drops Lower

Dash hit a new multi-month low this week, with prices bottoming out at 0.04077 BTC before a small recovery rally. We are currently quoted at 0.04318 BTC, up by almost 6 percent from the lows.


But the trend lower is not over yet, for that we need a breakout above 0.04677 BTC. A move beyond the 0.05101 BTC swing high is needed for a new rally. Slightly below here the 0.05 BTC round figure should also act as resistance to rising prices.

Below we’re looking at support around the 0.04 BTC round figure. A clean break below here could open the door toward the next two potential support levels at the 0.03557 and 0.03452 BTC swing lows. On the weekly charts DSH/BTC is range-bound. The monthly charts are still exhibiting a bullish bias.

Bitcoin Loses Ground

The short dead cat bounce in BTC/USD seems to be over. After a gain from $6,420 to $7,499 in three days prices took a nosedive yesterday, hitting a low of $6,715 dollars per coin. Today the move lower continued with a low of $6,561, almost completely retracing the previous up move.

Bitcoin is trading at $6,801 dollars right now but price action suggest more losses could be on the way. The trend on the daily charts is still down as well. To end it we need a breakout above $8,256 dollars. A new BTC rally could commence with a break above the $9,165 swing high.

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