Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), continues its multimonth downtrend towards Bitcoin (BTC) in March, rising 5.5% versus the latter’s 19.5% beneficial properties on a month-to-date timeframe.

Bitcoin overshadows Ethereum amid banking disaster

As of March 23, the ETH/BTC pair was down about 9% month-to-date to 0.0633 whereas staying heading in the right direction to report its worst month since September 2022, when it fell 11.75%.

ETH/BTC month-to-month value chart. Supply: TradingView

From a basic perspective, merchants most well-liked Bitcoin over Ether, hoping it would protect them from the continued banking turmoil within the U.S. and different elements of the world. The narrative gained momentum in current weeks as Wall Road traders like Cathie Wooden see Bitcoin as a potential “flight to security” asset.

On account of the rising hypothesis, Bitcoin outperformed conventional belongings after March 8, when indicators of trouble appeared at Silicon Valley Bank. In doing so, BTC also fared better than the altcoin market combined, including Ethereum.

Bitcoin, S&P 500, gold and altcoin market performances in March. Source: TradingView 

ETH paints bullish fractal vs. BTC

However, from a technical perspective, Ethereum is positioned for a comeback versus Bitcoin.

At least two technical indicators pose the possibility that ETH/BTC will rebound sharply in the coming weeks.


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First, the pair’s three-day relative energy index has dropped under 30, which technical analysts take into account an “oversold” space.

Second, Ether’s drop versus Bitcoin has landed its value close to its ascending assist degree (purchase zone within the chart under).

ETH/BTC three-day value chart. Supply: TradingView

An identical state of affairs within the June–July 2022 session preceded an roughly 60% rally towards ETH/BTC’s descending trendline resistance (promote zone within the chart above). If the fractal performs out, the pair may rally towards the identical resistance degree by June 2023.

In different phrases, Ether has an honest likelihood of rebounding by greater than 15% to round 0.075 BTC. Conversely, a break under the ascending trendline assist will invalidate the bullish fractal.

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