Technical Analysis of ETH/USD for May 13, 2021

Crypto Industry News:

During the first 7 days from the introduction of Ethereum Futures to the market by CME, the value of concluded contracts exceeded USD 23 million. According to a recent OKEx Insights report, "partial data for the week ending April 25 shows weekly volumes hit an all-time high of $ 353 million - over 166% more than the previous week's $ 132.57 million."

Moreover, the number of contracts opened in the CME Ether Futures market also increased at a similar pace. The aforementioned report showed in this respect that:

"During the first month of trading, ETH Futures had an average Open Interest of $ 61.17 million. March data showed a significant spike in activity with average Open Interest peaked at $ 101.67 million.

In fact, since April 21, OI figures have risen to $ 205.6 million, reflecting the size of institutional measures that hit the Ethereum market in the last few months.

According to OKEx Insights, one of the main factors behind this was the normalization of mainstream cryptocurrency investing. The authors of the report argue that it was a byproduct of MicroStrategy, MassMutual and Tesla's entry into the cryptocurrency space, and each of these companies' actions legitimized a sector that had long struggled for Wall Street's attention.

Technical Market Outlook:

The ETH/USD pair has tested the key short-term technical support located at the level of $3,596 and bounced more than 50% already. The next local target for bulls is the 61% Fibonacci retracement located at the level of $4,074. If this retracement level is clearly violated, then bulls will likely test the ATH again (located at $4,369). The momentum is strong and positive, so it supports the bullish outlook for ETH.

Weekly Pivot Points:

WR3 - $4,545

WR2 - $4,714

WR1 - $4,394

Weekly Pivot - $3,656

WS1 - $3,369

WS2 - $2,577

WS3 - $2,290

Trading Recommendations:

The longer term up trend on the Ethereum continues despite the local counter-trend corrections. The next long term target for ETH/USD is seen at the level of $5,000. The key long term technical support is seen at the level of $3,881, so only a weekly candle close below this level will invalidate the bullish scenario.

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