The Thursday trading session started with a mix of bullish staking data and U.S. CPI reports countered by regulatory uncertainties. Ethereum (ETH) fell by 0.37%, ending Wednesday at $1,872, largely due to remarks from the SEC Chair, Gary Gensler. Despite this, technical indicators hinted at a potential comeback to $1,950.
ETH’s price experienced turbulence, reaching an early peak of $1,876 before falling to $1,864. The daily chart showed bullish momentum, with ETH/USD sitting above both 50-day ($1,855) and 200-day ($1,761) exponential moving averages (EMAs). Meanwhile, the 4-hourly chart signaled a near-term bearish outlook, with ETH encountering strong resistance at the crucial $1,900 level.
Staking inflows on Ethereum surged, reaching their highest level since June 27. Meanwhile, remarks from SEC Chair Gary Gensler brought uncertainty, overshadowing cooler U.S. inflation numbers. His comments concerning lack of regulation in the crypto space and refusal to step back from crypto-related matters added to the bearish market sentiment.
For Forex traders, the ongoing fluctuations in Ethereum prices may provide valuable market signals. If the bearish trend in Ethereum continues, Forex traders may flock back to traditional fiat currencies or other stable digital assets. Regulatory comments and macroeconomic data like the U.S. PPI report and jobless claims continue to influence both Forex and crypto markets.