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APE’s momentum slows down and a pullback looked likely — but what can follow?

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ApeCoin likely to see a pullback to $4.3 but should you buy it?

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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.

  • The momentum on the 12-hour and the daily timeframe was bullish but the lower timeframe momentum began to shift
  • A pullback to an area of interest can be a buying opportunity but will be risky

Bitcoin has climbed past the $17k mark in recent days and traded at $17.4k at the time of writing. It faced intense resistance near the $17.6k and $17.8k marks. A drop for the king of crypto will likely drag the rest of the market down as well.

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ApeCoin also traded within a higher timeframe zone of resistance. A pullback was likely for APE, but this could be followed by a northward move. Will Bitcoin’s rejection, if it occurs, break this setup for ApeCoin? Or can traders wait for a bullish breakout over the next few days?

APE posts a bearish divergence on the 4-hour chart as it bounds into a resistance zone

ApeCoin likely to see a pullback to $4.3 but should you buy it?

Source: APE/USDT on TradingView

On the daily timeframe, the red box marked a bearish order block that ApeCoin registered on 5 November. This move upward to $5.25 was followed by a sharp drop to the $2.82 level just a few days later.

The intense reaction at this zone of resistance marked it as a place where a similar reaction could occur once more. A rejection remained likely, and only a daily session close above $5.25 could flip this bias.

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On the four-hour chart, the RSI was receding even as the price climbed higher- a bearish divergence. Hence the bullish momentum was visibly slowing, even as the OBV climbed higher to indicate steady buying pressure.

A rejection at the order block could see a pullback to the bullish breaker at the $4.4 zone. The $4.26-$4.37 area also has an inefficiency on the chart, highlighted in white. A push beneath this inefficiency to $4.14 was a possibility before a jump upward.

Mean coin age showed some accumulation but profit taking was also a possibility

ApeCoin likely to see a pullback to $4.3 but should you buy it?

Source: Santiment

The weighted sentiment was near neutral, and had pushed strongly positive right after Christmas. At that time a bullish price action did not follow. In the past week, the 30-day MVRV ascended steeply and breached the highs from late November. The inference was that holders can look to sell and take profits.

Combined with the price action, this added to the evidence behind the idea of a pullback.


Akashnath Sumukar works as a Senior Journalist at AMBCrypto. Based in Chennai, India, he has been an avid follower of the cryptocurrency market since Bitcoin’s boom and bust cycle of 2017. A graduate in Chemical Engineering, he is an expert in technical analysis. In fact, Akashnath has a particular interest in reading price charts and predicting how an asset will move over the short and long term. A self-taught trader and as someone who holds cryptos himself, he is always on the lookout for the next opportunity he can possibly capitalize on, while also educating his audience.
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