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Binance Coin: Traders looking to short BNB should read this

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Despite rising to $223, analysts are still bearish on BNB. Does the coin have the tendency to survive the FUD?

Binance Coin: Traders looking to short BNB should read this

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  • BNB may decrease to $196 as an analyst opined that it may no longer trend upwards.
  • Short positions outweighed longs as technical indicators suggest increasing downward momentum.

For most of the year, Binance Coin [BNB] has had to face a long deal of persecution from regulators and FUD from several market players. Due to these unfortunate events, BNB’s 90-day performance ended in a 27.38% decline. 

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At some point, the coin was on the verge of dropping below $200. However, the widespread market recovery this week made sure the BNB stayed afloat, and at press time, the coin’s value was $223.24.

Prepare to sell?

Despite the stability, a number of analysts are still bearish on BNB. For instance, Bluntz, a pseudonymous analyst on Twitter, suggested that BNB should be a priority for traders looking to short a cryptocurrency.

This was not the first time Bluntz was being critical of BNB, which he had severally called “horrendous.” In 2022, the analyst advised market participants to avoid BNB, noting that its uptrend has ended.

And from the chart he recently shared, BNB may dip to $196 in the short term. Well, Coinglass’ data showed that the 4-hour long/short ratio was 0.92. The long/short ratio represents the amount of crypto available for short-selling versus the amount borrowed and sold.

Values over 1 suggest positive investor expectations, while values below 1 indicate negative expectations from players. Therefore, the long/short ratio of BNB means that there were more open short positions than longs.

BNB long/short ratio

Source: Coinglass

Amid the sentiment around BNB, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) indirectly posted on X, highlighting how the market should be bullish on Binance and BNB. In doing this, he shared a BNB/USDT chart showing a sharp green candle for the exchange coin.

A battle between green and red

But what do the technical indicators suggest? According to the BNB/USD four-hour chart, the coin’s volatility had reached extremely high levels. Previously, BNB tapped $227. But since the upper band of the BB touched this value, it was deemed overbought.

Therefore, this laid the ground for a retracement before support held at $223.50. As per the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), it was -0.2. Negative values of the MACD indicate the 12-day EMA is below the 26-day EMA.

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This depicts increasing downward momentum. However, the blue dynamic line and the orange dynamic line had crossed the zero-mid point. Besides both lines were almost at the same spot, meaning buying and selling momentum was almost at par.

BNB price action

Source: TradingView

So, it is likely that BNB will consolidate in the short term. And for the price, it may linger around $215 and $225.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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