Ethereum's native token, Ether (ETH), looks poised to undergo a sharp upside retracement in the coming weeks after painting a so-called "double Doji" pattern, accompanied by a few bullish technical indicators.
Ether strong support confluence meets Dojis
To recap, a Doji is a candlestick that forms when a financial instrument opens and closes around the same level on a specified timeframe, be it hourly, daily or weekly. From a technical perspective, a Doji represents indecision in the market, meaning a balance of strength between bears and bulls.
So, if a market is trending downwards when a Doji appears, traditional analysts view it as a sign of slowing selling momentum. As a result, traders may look at a Doji as a sign to existing their short positions or open new long positions in anticipation of a price reversal.
Meanwhile, a double Doji shows a continued state of bias conflict among traders, which could result in the price breaking out in either direction.
With ETH/USD forming a similar pattern on its weekly chart, the token looks ready to log strong trend-defining moves in the coming sessions.
Some of Ether's technicals favor a decisive rebound move, beginning with its 200-week exponential moving average (200-day EMA; the blue wave in the chart above) near $1,625, which has served as a strong support level in May 2022.
Next, Ether gets another concrete price floor in the $1,500–$1,700 range, which was instrumental in capping the token's bearish attempts between February and July 2021. Coupled with a double Doji, these technical indicators anticipate a price rebound ahead.
A 50% ETH rally ahead?
If ETH price rebounds as described above, then the next bullish target is the 0.5 Fib line (near 2,120) of the Fibonacci retracement graph, drawn from the $85-swing low to the $4,300-swing high.
That would mark a 20% upside move. Meanwhile, an extended move above the 0.5 Fib line could have traders eye the 0.382 Fib line near $2,700 as their next upside target, a level coinciding with ETH's 50-week EMA (the red wave), by the end of September 2022.
This would be a nearly 50% price rally.
Related: 3 reasons why Ethereum price is pinned below $2,000
Conversely, if the double Doji pattern resolves in a breakdown below the support range, it could push Ether toward $1,400. This level coincides with ETH's 2018 top and was instrumental as a support in February 2021, as shown below.
A decisive breakdown below $1,400 then opens the door to the 0.786 Fib line near $1,000 as the next downside target.
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.