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Cosmos: A look at how ATOM can set a new ATH on the chart

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Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be taken as investment advice

A double top formed at $44.5 kickstarted a correctional phase as ATOM cooled off from record levels. The altcoin shed 25% of its value over the past week and awaited a pushback at certain support levels. A rebound above $28.9 would initiate the next upcycle as sellers get rooted out from the market.

At the time of writing, ATOM was trading at $36, up by 2.8% over the last 24 hours.

ATOM Hourly Chart

Source: ATOM/USD, TradingView

Lower highs at $42, $38, and $36.6, along with lower lows at $35.7, $33.1, and $32, identified a bit of a downtrend for ATOM as investors locked in their gains. As selling pressure diminished, a rebound was seen at $33.4. This fueled speculations of an upwards run.

From here, a close above 29 September’s swing high of $36.6 and a resistance barrier of $38 will flush out some more selling positions and a decisive jump above $41.6 could be needed for a fresh ATH.

On the other hand, sellers can deny the same by restricting ATOM below $38. A failed breakout attempt would see ATOM test its defenses at $33.4 and $31.5. If $30 is conceded as well, ATOM’s best chance of a reversal would come from a double bottom at $28.8.


ATOM’s indications invited near-term opportunities for bullish traders. The RSI traded above 60 and presented further upside before reaching overbought conditions. According to the DMI, ATOM was trading within an uptrend as the +DI line maintained itself above the -DI line.

However, a weak ADX reading meant that additional price ceilings need to be toppled for a more convincing rally. Meanwhile, higher peaks on the MACD lined up favorably for buyers, but an impeding bearish crossover can be expected to keep gains in check.


Although ATOM’s near-term outlook was favorable, the altcoin needs to tackle some more price ceilings to fully realize its potential. A close above $38 would allow buyers to slice through some important barriers and set a new ATH.


A business graduate with a keen interest in emerging markets across South East Asia. As a financial journalist, he covered stocks and market reports across Australia and New Zealand as well.
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