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Avalanche retests a $12 mid-December resistance: Can the bulls prevail?

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Avalanche retests a $12 mid-December resistance: Can the bulls prevail?

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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.

  • Avalanche has made steady progress up the price charts over the past week.
  • These gains could be undone over the next few days unless the bearish breaker was beaten.

Bitcoin [BTC] climbed to $16.8k at press time, and many altcoins have made gains over the past few hours. Assets such as Avalanche [AVAX] reached strong areas of resistance.

Even Ethereum [ETH] traded at $1250 at press time. Is it likely that there is a northward swing failure pattern for multiple altcoins before a plunge downward over the coming week?


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The minutes from the FOMC meeting in December will be released on 5 January. This could provide insight into how the current tightening cycle may play out. For crypto traders, the hours leading up to the release could see heightened volatility, liquidity hunts, and a reversal.

Avalanche is ready to slide once more after climbing past $11 to reach resistance

Avalanche retests a resistance from mid-December, can the bulls prevail?

Source: AVAX/USDT on TradingView

On lower timeframes, Avalanche possessed good bullish momentum. It flipped the $11 level to support in the past few days and even retested it as confirmation. Yet, bulls must beware. Avalanche entered a bearish breaker in late November, an area of resistance that hasn’t been defeated since mid-December.

The $12 was a lucrative level for enthusiastic buyers, but the higher timeframe trend remained bearish. Therefore, the more likely trade to profit was to sell near $12 rather than buying AVAX near $12.


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Short sellers can look to enter the $11.7 – $12 region, with a stop-loss set above $12.25. Bearish targets lie at $11, $10.6 and $10, the 23.6% extension level. On the other hand, a daily session close above $12-$12.2 will invalidate this bearish idea. Further north, resistance can be found at $13 and $14.

The declining spot CVD indicated strong selling pressure- is it too much to be defeated?

Avalanche retests a resistance from mid-December, can the bulls prevail?

Source: Coinalyze

Since early December 2022, the spot Cumulative Volume Delta has been in freefall. Over the past week, it has stabilized and remained flat. Yet the bias remained bearish. Buyers are weak and sellers have all the power in the market.

The liquidation chart showed some volume of short positions liquidated as AVAX climbed past the $11 resistance. A sharp move upward to flush out even more shorts before a drop could grab an enormous amount of liquidity and send Avalanche careening lower. Meanwhile, the rise in prices was accompanied by a rising OI as well. This suggested short-term bulls showed strength and capital entering the market.

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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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