Chainlink bulls in a pickle after its $6.6 move
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- 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
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
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.