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Aptos [APT] shrinks under month-long range – what comes next?

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Although APT posted gains of 1.26% in the last 24 hours, it wasn’t enough to recoup from all the traders shorting the token. Atleast $3.26m worth of long positions were wrecked out of $4.07m total liquidations over a four-day period.

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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.

  • Aptos remained bearish on the 12-hour timeframe
  • $3.26 million worth of long positions were liquidated 

Aptos [APT] remained under the $10 psychological level, with sellers poised to extend the coin’s dip. Bears flipped the $10 level from support to resistance on 1 May and the price struggled to go above the new ceiling. 

Over the past 24 hours, APT posted a slight gain of 1.28% offering bulls an opportunity to push prices back up. BTC’s recovery to $29k could offer buyers more leverage and spur a bullish breakout for Aptos.

Read Aptos [APT] Price Prediction 2023-24

Breach of the $10 support level offered bears more shorting opportunities

Source: APT/USDT on Trading View

Aptos’ market structure on the 12-hour timeframe has been bearish since January 2023 with APT’s price making a series of lower highs.

Over the past month, the price settled into a range where the $10.8 level acted as support and $13 as resistance on the four-hour timeframe. Selling pressure over the past 72 hours pushed the price below the $10 support with APT trading at $9.7, at press time.

The 50 and 100 SMA remained above the price, reaffirming the downward trend. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) also stood under the neutral 50 and lowering demand was reflected in the On-Balance Volume (OBV) declining by 7.04m. 

A bullish breakout for Aptos from the current levels could target the $13 resistance. Alternatively, sellers could push the price lower, targeting January’s swing low of $7.5. 

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Shorts reign supreme in the futures market

Source: Coinalyze

According to data from Coinalyze, the aggregated spot Cumulative Volume Delta (CVD) continued its decline, confirming the prevailing bearish sentiment

In addition, $3.26m worth of long positions were wrecked out of $4.07m total liquidations over a four-day period. On the other hand, short positions saw only $751.47k worth of liquidations, indicating longs were paying shorts.

Overall, sellers could be looking to extend their dominant position. However, BTC’s recovery could catch bears out. Traders should keep an eye on BTC’s price action alongside new developments around Aptos before making moves.

Source: Coinglass


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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