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Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), recorded better gains than Bitcoin (BTC) in the last 24 hours despite the latter eventually rise above the key $20,000 level.

Ether beats Bitcoin in a risky rally

On the daily chart, Ether surged around 14% to hit its weekly high of $1,554 (data via Binance) on October 26. Bitcoin has undergone a similar rally, but its week-to-date profits are only 6% in comparison.

The ETH/BTC pair gained around 8%, reaching 0.075 BTC on October 26.

ETH/BTC daily price chart. Source: Trading View

The boom in major crypto assets has been in sync with the U.S. stock market’s winning streak since October 24. It also occurred against the backdrop of a weaker US Dollar Index, which has generally traded against the crypto market since March 2020.

Fractal alarm bear

ETH/BTC’s latest price rally took it into a range that preceded a 35% correction in the April-May 2022 session (marked “R1” in the chart below) and helped limit its upside prospects in August-September 2022 (marked “R3” in the table below).

ETH/BTC 3-day price chart. Source: Trading View

The range coincides with the area defined by the 0.236–0.382 Fib lines of ETH/BTC, or 0.072 BTC–0.077 BTC. Therefore, the pair may stabilize inside the range, followed by a correction towards the 0.068 BTC-0.064 BTC area, its short-term support levels.

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Meanwhile, a decisive breakdown below the 0.068 BTC-0.064 BTC zone could expose Ether to fall towards its multi-month ascending trendline, which served as a strong rebound point from the April-May 2022 downtrend.

This puts ETH/BTC’s primary downside target at around 0.059 BTC in Q4 2022, down 20% from current price levels.

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