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Ethereum, Dogecoin, Polkadot Price Analysis: 22 December

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As the crypto fear and greed index is just five points below the ‘Neutral’ sentiment, the crypto market sees a decent recovery. 

Consequently, Ethereum saw a much-awaited jump above the $4,000 mark but displayed a weak directional trend. On the other hand, Dogecoin consolidated and DOT crossed the 50-SMA while flashing bullish technicals. 

Ethereum (ETH)

Source: TradingView, ETH/USDT

As mentioned in the previous article, ETH saw an expected trend reversal after forming a month-long falling wedge. It saw a 10.41% incline in just six days. As a result, ETH crossed the $4000-level after retesting that mark four times. Over the past few days, It formed a symmetrical triangle on its 4-hour chart. Now, to confirm the bullish strength, the alt will need to cross the $4,100-mark on increased volumes.

Even though the bulls reclaimed the $4000-mark, ETH witnessed a bearish divergence between the price action and the RSI (blue trendline). 

Any further breakdown would find a testing point around the 20-50 SMA in the demand zone. At press time, ETH traded at $4,039.01. The RSI breached the 59-mark for the first time since 1 December, indicating an increased bullish influence. 

Although OBV was in an uptrend for the past week, it did not match the previous levels at the $4000-mark. Further, the decreasing volumes on the volume oscillator affirm that ETH bulls could not gather enough buying pressure.

Dogecoin (DOGE)

Source: TradingView, DOGE/USD

DOGE retraced more than its previous bull run as it lost half of its value over the last 54 days. 

This pullout ensured the 23.6% Fibonacci resistance as the price struggled to leap the $0.175-level. Moreover, the 50-SMA (blue) stood just below the above mark and ensured an immediate testing point for bulls.

After a descending triangle (green) breakout, DOGE found an oscillating range between the $0.162 and $0.182-mark. At press time, DOGE traded at $0.1723. The RSI saw a 20 point surge in two days and jumped above the equilibrium, depicting a bullish bias. Although the DMI displayed a marginal bullish bias, the ADX was substantially weak.

Polkadot (DOT)

Source: TradingView, DOT/USDT

Like DOGE, DOT bears over-retraced its previous bull run in an up-channel (white) as the token lost its 16-week previous support at the $26-mark. In the past few days, bulls retested the above channel (green) multiple times until DOT witnessed a down-channel breakout on 21 December.

Thus, the Supertrend finally flashed a green sign after mostly wavering in the red zone. Now, as the bulls crossed the 50-SMA (blue) hurdle, the immediate resistance stood at the $26-level. DOT bulls will need to gather increased volumes to initiate a trend-altering rally.

At press time, the alt traded at $26.11 after noting a 5.97% 24-hour gain. The RSI was northbound after a staggering 34 point surge over two days. Further, the DMI reaffirmed the bullish vigor, but the ADX displayed a slightly weak directional trend for the token.


With a background in financial analysis and reporting, Yash is a freelancer journalist at AMBCrypto. He has a keen interest in blockchain technology, with a primary focus on technical analysis of cryptocurrencies.
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