Ethereum rises vs. Bitcoin despite crypto market rout — will ETH/BTC gain 50% by June?


Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) has grown stronger in opposition to its rival for the highest place — Bitcoin (BTC) — regardless of an ongoing crypto market rout. However can the ETH/BTC pair proceed to rally within the coming months? Let’s take a look at the charts.

Ethereum pares YTD losses vs. Bitcoin 

ETH/BTC gained 5.5% between the May 9 low of 0.0720 and the May 10 high of 0.0759. ETH also rebounded by almost 9.75% against the U.S. dollar, and Bitcoin underwent a similar upside retracement in the same period.

ETH/BTC daily price chart. Source: TradingView

The gains across the pairs appeared after a brutal selloff witnessed across the past 24 hours. The drop sent Ether to its worst levels since January 2022 and Bitcoin below $30,00 for the first time since July 2021.

The situation was similar in the traditional markets, with the U.S. benchmark index, S&P 500 (SPX), slumping 3.2% to its lowest level in 2022.

On the other hand, the dollar reached its two-decade high, reinstating its “safe-haven” status in times of market turmoil. Moreover, the cryptocurrency equivalent USD-pegged stablecoins witnessed a similar surge in demand.

ETH value technicals trace at breakout

ETH/BTC’s good points introduced its near testing its multi-month horizontal trendline as resistance, which seems to represent an “ascending triangle” sample.

Ascending triangles are sometimes pattern continuation patterns, which means they ship the worth within the route of its earlier pattern.

ETH/BTC weekly value chart that includes ‘ascending triangle’ breakout. Supply: TradingView

As a rule of technical evaluation, a decisive breakout above the triangle’s higher horizontal trendline shifts merchants’ revenue goal to a size equal to the construction’s most peak. 

ETH/BTC eyes an analogous breakout transfer above its horizontal trendline resistance close to 0.110 BTC, up over 50% from Could 10’s value. 

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Conversely, an upside rejection close to the horizontal trendline might have ETH/BTC pursue a pullback transfer in direction of the triangle’s rising decrease trendline, additionally coinciding with its 50-week exponential shifting common (50-week EMA; the purple wave) close to 0.067. That’s down 11.25% from Could 10’s value.

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