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Ethereum Classic: Long-term investors can uncover opportunities at this level

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  • ETC was in a mild rally.
  • It could break below its current support of $15.95.

Ethereum Classic [ETC] attempted a rally but faced massive opposition from the bears. After flipping the critical support around the $18 mark into resistance, ETC broke additional supports as bears took control of the market. 

Technical indicators showed a price reversal to the upside was imminent in the short term. However, it may all depend on sentiment on BTC.

Notably, ETC fell below $18.24 after BTC dropped the $17.45K level. At press time, the altcoin traded at $16.07, down over 10% in the past 24 hours, with a BTC being bearish during the same period. 

If a bearish BTC persists over the weekend, ETC could break below the current support at $15.95 and go lower to $15.61. 

ETC recorded a shooting star pattern: will it drop lower?

Source: ETC/USDT on TradingView

At press time, ETC recorded a shooting star, the last green candlestick on the chart with a long tail wick. The long wick shows bulls pushed the price higher, but bears shelled it down, almost near $15.95 by the time of publication. 

This shows ETC faced significant selling pressure that undermined an uptrend. As such, ETC could break below the current support at $15.95 and settle at $15.61. 

Notably, the Relative Strength Index (RSI), at press time, was deep in the oversold area but retreated slightly. It showed that sellers had an advantage in the market despite buying pressure picking up. So, further selling pressure in the short term could push ETC downward, especially if BTC remains bearish. 

However, the On Balance Volume (OBV) increased sharply, showing that trading volumes could boost an uptrend. 

A strong uptrend, specifically if BTC is bullish, would push ETC above the 23.6% Fibonacci level of $16.59, invalidating the above bearish inclination. But bulls will only have an advantage if they clear the hurdle around the $18 mark. 

ETC saw increased volatility as whales took refuge in stablecoins

Source: Santiment

According to Santiment, ETC witnessed increased volatility pushing whales to seek refuge in stablecoins. Imperatively, the percentage of stablecoins held by whales increased as the volatility went up. This implied that whales were selling off their holdings, including ETC holdings. 

It shows a bearish sentiment on ETC that could further sustain selling pressure. However, a bullish BTC will likely boost ETC bulls, negating the above bearish forecast.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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