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Chainlink bulls in a pickle after its $6.6 move

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The on-chain metrics pointed at LINK accumulation despite the past month’s downtrend. This indicated that the support from March could see a bullish reversal.

Chainlink bulls in a pickle after the $6.6 move turned out to be a trap

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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.

  • The market structure went one way then another, trapping LINK bulls at $6.6.
  • A move further south appeared likely but $6 could be important once more.

Over the past two weeks, Chainlink [LINK] has bounced between the $6.3 and $6.8 levels. The trend on the daily chart was firmly bearish. The lower timeframes showed LINK could see a minor positive reaction from $6.3.


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One of the on-chain metrics was in favor of the investors. However, it might not be enough to undo the selling pressure seen since 19 April.

The lack of a strong trend meant the OBV could be significant in the coming weeks

Chainlink bulls in a pickle after the $6.6 move turned out to be a trap

Source: LINK/USDT on TradingView

On 18 May, the resistance at $6.82 was tested and bulls were rebuffed from this territory. Within 24 hours, the bullish market structure was broken after LINK dropped below the higher low at $6.55 to fall to $6.43.

From 19 May to 22 May, LINK continued to labor under a bearish structure. On Tuesday, Bitcoin’s rally to $27.4k sparked some hope in Chainlink buyers as well and propelled prices to reach $6.6 again. Yet, this turned out to be a bull trap.

Both BTC and LINK prices slumped again. The recent downturn to $6.3 for LINK saw another retest of the bullish order block from 12 May. Highlighted in cyan, this OB was already tested two days ago, which saw LINK bounce to $6.6.

Repeated tests of the order block tend to weaken the buyers, and Chainlink likely would see a weaker bounce before a capitulation to the sellers. On the other hand, the OBV was stuck within a range, and traders can wait for the OBV to move beneath support before looking for short entries.


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The advancing mean coin age suggested accumulation by LINK bulls

Chainlink bulls in a pickle after the $6.6 move turned out to be a trap

Source: Santiment

The 30-day MVRV ratio was in negative territory showing that short-term investors were holding at a loss. This was a reasonable finding given the trend of Chainlink over the past month. The mean coin age hinted at a more surprising possibility.

The metric was in an uptrend since mid-March, and only took a major swing lower in recent days. The inference was that despite the lack of a clear trend on the higher timeframes, Chainlink buyers steadily bid for the token. This also suggested that LINK could see a bullish reversal upon a retest of the $6-$6.2 support, just as it did in March.

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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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