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Attention LDO holders! Now might be the time to rethink your trading strategy

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  • LDO’s price rallied by over 75% in the last week
  • As investors seek out profit, the bears might be getting ready for a re-entry.

Lido Finance’s governance token LDO, saw a significant increase in price of 78% in the past week. This made LDO one of the top-performing cryptocurrency assets in terms of gains over the past seven days, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Still on an uptrend at press time, LDO’s price was up by 29% in the last 24 hours. In the same time period, LDO tokens worth $274 million were traded. This led to a significant increase in the daily trading volume of over 500%

Read Lido Finance’s [LDO] Price Prediction 2023-24

With the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio of 150.51% at press time, LDO was overvalued. Its market value (the current price which was $1.91) was significantly higher than the realized value (the price at which the asset was recently bought and sold).

This indicated that investors that distributed their LDO holdings since the year began realized double the profit on their investments.

Source: Santiment

But for how long will this continue?

A drawback in the works?

An assessment of LDO’s performance on a daily chart showed that bears might be preparing to re-enter the market. This could lead to a potential decrease in the price of LDO.

Over the last nine days, key momentum indicators rose steadily to rest at overbought highs at press time. LDO’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Money Flow Index (MFI) were spotted at 77.96 and 93.37 at press time. 

When an asset’s RSI and MFI lie in the overbought region, the asset’s price has been rising for an extended period of time. As a result, it may be overextended, potentially indicating that a price correction or reversal is imminent.

At overbought highs, buyers in the market are typically exhausted and are unable to initiate any further price rally. Hence, a drawback in LDO’s price might be on the horizon in the coming days.

Further, despite the price rally in the last week,  LDO’s Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) was seen on a downtrend since 6 January. This could thus, create a bearish divergence.

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If an asset’s price rises but the CMF drops, it could indicate a bearish divergence between the asset’s price and the underlying buying and selling pressure. This divergence signifies that the asset’s price may not be sustained, and a price reversal or correction could be imminent.

Lastly, LDO’s price was significantly volatile at press time. The narrowness of the gap between the upper and lower bands of alt’s Bollinger Bands revealed this. 

When the price of a cryptocurrency is highly volatile, it means that it is prone to rapid and significant price fluctuations. Hence, caution is advised. 

Source: LDO/USDT on TradingView


Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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