Raoul Pal, the CEO and founder of Real Vision, thinks the Ethereum chart is “gorgeous” and expects the coin to increase in the months ahead. Though it is unclear when the coin will break from the current consolidation and extend gains of the recent few weeks, the endorsement from the founder can be bullish for the coin.
Ethereum Is Bullish, What’s Next?
Presently, ETH is changing hands at around $1,800 but remains below the psychological $2,000 level and July 2023 highs of approximately $2,100. The failure of ETH to break above immediate resistance lines can be a concern, considering the exemplary performance of Bitcoin (BTC) in the past few weeks.
At press time, BTC is trading near 2023 highs after easing past July 2023 highs in late October 2023. The surge of Bitcoin prices shifted sentiment, forcing capital back into crypto, which had been relatively restive, reeling from the brutal effects of last year’s crypto winter, which spilled to 2023.
Looking at the performance in the daily chart, ETH is up about 20% from October 2023 lows. Technically, the path of least resistance appears northwards, syncing with the general crypto trend whose trajectory seems reliant on Bitcoin.
As it is, the immediate resistance is around the $2,000 and $2,100 zone. If bulls build on the current momentum as Pal expects, breaking from the consolidation, ETH could surge to March 2022 highs of around $3,500. However, the leg up from spot rates largely depends on the strength of the breakout, a metric gauged by the trading volume.
A high volume breakout, similar to the one recorded in the BTCUSDT when it broke above $32,000, may easily anchor optimistic buyers angling for a near 100% rally in the coming sessions.
Ethereum Futures ETFs Are Live, But SEC Is Mum On ETH’s Status
Though Pal is bullish, the founder didn’t specify the exact trigger that may lift the second most valuable coin to new levels, justifying why the ETHUSDT chart at the spot level is “gorgeous.” Still, the community is overly bullish because the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved the first Ethereum Futures Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF).
These products provide a new and regulated way for investors to gain exposure to ETH. Over time, this may attract institutional investors, which may drive prices higher.
Though the SEC has yet to publicly declare ETH is a commodity like Bitcoin, their approval of Ethereum Futures ETFs as the community awaits the eventual authorization of the first spot Bitcoin ETF suggests that the regulator could be comfortable with ETH.