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Arbitrum weakens – Should you short it?

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Arbitrum could present another shorting opportunity if bulls falter at the 23.6% Fib level.

Arbitrum price analysis

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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.

  • ARB’s lower and higher timeframe charts were bearish at press time.
  • Open Interest rates improved slightly over the weekend.

Like the rest of the altcoin market, Arbitrum [ARB] has made losses in the second half of August. The downtrend cracked the $1 psychological level. The lower and higher timeframe market structures were flipped to a bearish bias. At press time, a shorting opportunity with modest gains was likely. 

How much are 1,10,100 ARBs worth today

Will the recovery falter and favor sellers?

Arbitrum price analysis

Source: ARB/USDT on TradingView

A Fibonacci retracement tool (yellow) was plotted between the August high and low. The 23.6% Fib level of $0.982 was a crucial support but was flipped to resistance. At the time of writing, price action edged higher towards the resistance level. 

With a weak BTC, a price rejection at the 23.6% Fib level could present a shorting opportunity with modest gains. The take-profit could be set at $0.921 and the entry position at $0.982.

A candlestick session close above $1.0 will invalidate the above short set-up. Such an upswing could tip ARB to target $1.02 and $1.06. 

Meanwhile, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) remained below 50 in the second half of August, denoting muted buying pressure. At press time, it approached the 50-mark and likely rejection could signal a price reversal. 

The Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) was below the threshold, confirming capital outflows and cementing a likely short-play thesis. 

Open Interest rates improved slightly

ARB price analysis

Source: Coinglass

Since Friday, 25 August, the Open Interest (OI) rates slightly improved. It jumped from $103 million on Friday to around $111 million on 27 August. The uptick demonstrates improved demand for ARB in the derivative markets over the weekend. 

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However, more short positions have been wrecked in the last 24 hours before the time of writing, as per Coinglass’s liquidation data. So, tracking Bitcoin [BTC] price movement is crucial before shorting the altcoin. 


Benjamin is a Telecommunication Engineering graduate who is passionate about crypto-markets and unraveling market trends. Armed with charts and patterns, he's interested in making the intricate, complex landscape of digital assets more palatable for every user.
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