Can Lido continue defending $1.5?
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- Lido fluctuated above $1.5 in early September.
- Funding rates were increasingly negative at press time.
Lido [LDO] price performance remained muted in September as the market recorded low volatility. It fluctuated above $1.5 over the same period, underscoring the level as a key short-term support.
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But an elevated sell pressure on Saturday, 9 September, threatened to crack the support.
In the meantime, Bitcoin [BTC] hovered near the range-low of $25.7k and could set LDO to extend the price consolidation above $1.5 in the short term.
Will $1.5 support stop the sell pressure?
Between mid-August and early September, Lido fluctuated within the $1.7 – $1.5 range. The range-high near $1.7 had a confluence with an H12 bearish order block (OB) of $1.67 – $1.74 (red).
At press time, the sharp price rejection at $1.6 dropped LDO lower towards the key short-term support of $1.5. If the previous trend continues, the $1.5 could ease the weekend sell pressure.
Such a move could set LDO to rebound towards 50-EMA (Exponential Moving Average) or the bearish OB of $1.67 – $1.74. However, LDO could head lower to $1.380 if an extreme short-term sell pressure cracks the $1.5 support.
Meanwhile, the RSI and CMF retreated deeper into the lower ranges, reinforcing elevated selling pressure and capital outflows from the LDO market.
Lido had negative funding rates
From Coinalyze’s 1-hour chart, Lido chalked negative funding rates in the past few days, underscoring a bearish bias.
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However, the Open Interest rates improved over the same period and only eased from 8 September. It shows demand for Lido in the derivatives market improved but waned from 8 September.
The CVD (Cumulative Volume Delta) also rose in early September but eased from 8 September. It demonstrates that sellers gain more market control from 8 September. However, if bulls defend it, sellers could exit the market at $1.5 support.