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Buyer confidence wanes as Axie Infinity [AXS] drops below $13

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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.

  • Daily timeframe bearish structure
  • 38.2% Fibonacci retracement has confluence with significant horizontal

Axie Infinity [AXS] was rejected at the $13.1-resistance level for the third time since mid-September. The number has indeed been unlucky for AXS bulls or lucky from the bears’ perspective. With Bitcoin unable to scale the $20.5k-$20.8k resistance zone as well, it appeared that the next week or two could see selling pressure intensify.

To the south, AXS has strong support near $10. Can the buyers have any say in the market in the coming days?

Structure bearish, shorts positions are favorable

Axie Infinity rebuffed at unlucky $13 as selling intensifies

Source: AXS/USDT on TradingView

The momentum indicator showed that since August, AXS has seen strong downward momentum. The RSI has been below neutral 50 for most of the time from early August to press time. On the other hand, the OBV formed higher lows in recent weeks. This suggested steady buying volume, despite the downtrend of the price. Can a strong rally be around the corner?

If Bitcoin can swiftly climb past the $20.8k-resistance, it could shift the sentiment to strongly bullish for many altcoins. For AXS, the $12.5 and $13-levels have been strong supports in the past. Further south, $10.6 and $9.2 are also long-term supports.

The Fibonacci extension levels (yellow) show a good confluence with the aforementioned horizontal levels. This confluence could materialize in a bullish reaction for AXS at the $10.7-$10.6 belt and $9.2 support as well. A revisit to the $13-mark would likely offer a good risk-to-reward opportunity to enter a short position.

$11.6, $10.7, and $9.2 can be used to take a profit. Invalidation of this bearish notion would be a session (12-hour or daily) above $13.6.

Sentiment weighing AXS down?

Axie Infinity rebuffed at unlucky $13 as selling intensifies

Source: Santiment

The social volume weighted sentiment was negative for AXS. It has been so from the beginning of July, with brief positive spikes. On the price chart as well, the sentiment was bearish as the downtrend persisted. The surge in July and early August was fully retraced and at press time, the price was near its August lows.

Social presence also dwindled in recent weeks for AXS. The number of active Twitter users talking about AXS has also been on a downtrend since mid-August, alongside the price.

Taken together, the metrics and the charts painted a bearish picture for AXS. A move past $13.6 would invalidate the bearish notion presented in this article. A leg lower could take AXS as low as $9.2.

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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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