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ApeCoin: Here’s what short traders should watch out for before jumping in

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ApeCoin: Here's what short traders should watch out for before jumping in

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Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.

  • A rejection of the price at $4.03 would provide opportunities for short sellers with targets at $3.948 and $3.828.
  • A break above $4.302 would invalidate the price reversal bias described above.
  • APE saw negative sentiment, but short- and medium-term holders saw profits.

ApeCoin [APE] has rallied from a low of $3.254 in mid-December to a high of $4.200 on 4 January 2023. The rally gave investors a gain of over 28% in the last three weeks.

However, at press time, APE faced a hurdle and conditions that made a price reversal likely.

It was trading at $4.133, up 4% in the last 24 hours. 

Read ApeCoin’s (APE) Price Predictions 2023-24

The obstacle at $4.203: Can bears exploit?

Source: APE/USDT on TradingView

Although they don’t directly indicate a trend reversal, the RSI and MFI movements have created some conditions that could influence the price reversal of APE.

The 12-hour chart showed that the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was deep in overbought territory and was trending down. It showed that buying pressure had peaked and was gradually easing, giving the bears an opportunity in the market.

Similarly, the bears’ leverage is reinforced by the Money Flow Index (MFI), a slight downtick, which showed distribution had begun, underlining the influence of the bears.

If the bears’ momentum intensifies, APE could be forced into a correction that could settle at $3.948, the 50% Fib retracement level of $3.921 or $3.828. These levels can serve as selling targets for short traders.

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However, if the bulls overcome the $4.203 obstacle, especially if BTC is bullish, then APE could break above the 78.6% Fib level of $4.302, invalidating the above bearish bias

Medium and short-term holders of APE have made gains despite the decline in weighted sentiment

Source: Santiment

According to the Santiment data, the MVRV ( Market Value to Realized Value ) ratio has shifted to the positive side for the 30- and 60-day variables. This indicates that those who held APE in the last month or two made significant gains. Long-term holders, however, recorded losses.

Moreover, the rising prices of APE coincided with an increase in daily active addresses. In short, daily trading volume increased and intensified buying pressure, which drove APE prices up.

However, there had been a slight decline in daily active addresses by press time. In addition, APE saw increased negatively weighted sentiment despite the rising prices.

The bearish outlook and slight decline in trading volume could affect the further uptrend and should be monitored. Investors should also monitor the movements of BTC before taking short positions.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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