ETH tops $1200 to start the weekend

Ethereum moved back above $1,200 on Saturday as bullish sentiment returned to the crypto-currency markets to start the weekend. After recent spells in the red, the global crypto market cap is trading up 1.91% at the time of writing. Bitcoin is also back in the green.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin was up slightly to start the weekend, with prices closing in on a key resistance level. After a low of $16,456.65 on Friday, Bitcoin hit an intraday high of $16,666.86 earlier in today’s session.

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The move saw the world’s largest crypto-currency move closer to the $16,800 ceiling, which it last hit on November 18.

Looking at the chart, Saturday’s surge sent the token toward a relative strength index (RSI) ceiling of 41.00. At the time of this writing, the index is at 40.00, following a failed breakout attempt, which has since sent the token toward a ceiling of 41.00.

Currently, bitcoin is trading at $16,614.71 as bulls have closed out their positions.

Ethereum

Ethereum gained more than 3 percent on Saturday, with the token climbing back above its $1,200 level. Ethereum hit a high of $1,222.81 to start the weekend, less than 24 hours after hitting a low of $1,184.87.

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Today’s rally comes as the token extended its breach of a key resistance level at the $1,180 mark.

As can be seen on the chart, price strength has also broken a ceiling, with the RSI breaking through a barrier at the 43.50 point.

On top of that, the 10-day moving average (red) has now completely changed momentum, with the trend line no longer pointing down.

Bulls are probably waiting for further momentum changes before adding to the bullish pressure.

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