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FIL bulls forced to retreat from $3.45; can the bears force a defeat?

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FIL’s OBV and the spot CVD indicators highlighted a lack of demand for the altcoin in recent days. This reinforced the idea that the bears were in the ascendancy.

Filecoin bulls forced to retreat from $3.45, but can the bears force a rout?

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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.

  • Filecoin has a short-term and long-term bearish outlook
  • A bounce to $3.5 was unlikely but could present an ideal trading opportunity

Filecoin [FIL] rallied from $3 over the past three weeks and was trading at $3.3 at the time of writing. It ran into some selling pressure beneath the $3.5 resistance zone, and the volume indicators showed bulls were weakening.

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A previous higher timeframe analysis of Filecoin by AMBCrypto highlighted the long-term downtrend that FIL had been on and suggested a drop below $3 was likely. Instead, we saw a rally and a revisit of the $3.45 mark, which was just below another HTF resistance zone. Here’s what traders can prepare for in the coming days.

The dip below $3.3 meant bears have the upper hand for now

Filecoin bulls forced to retreat from $3.45, but can the bears force a rout?

Source: FIL/USDT on TradingView

The H4 market structure had been bullish last week, but the drop below $3.3 on 3 October shifted the structure bearishly. Moreover, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) also slipped below the neutral 50 mark. Together, they showed that FIL is likely headed lower.

This finding is backed by the On-Balance Volume (OBV), which has been in a steady downtrend since late August. Even when Filecoin climbed from $3 to $3.45, the OBV did not show a significant uptick to reverse the previous trend.

At the time of writing the OBV continued to drop lower. Hence, it was likely that FIL was headed lower. A short trade was viable, but it would be even more likely to succeed if FIL prices retest the $3.5 bearish order block (red box) from the 1-day chart.

The Open Interest showed nonpartisan speculators

Filecoin bulls forced to retreat from $3.45, but can the bears force a rout?

Source: Coinalyze

The Open Interest (OI) chart noted a swift descent on 2 October when prices plummeted lower from the reversal at $3.45. The inference was that the market sentiment had shifted bearish and that long positions were discouraged.

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The spot Cumulative Volume Delta (CVD) chart, like the OBV, has been in decline over the past week. The CVD reinforced the idea that Filecoin lacked significant demand despite the recent bounce in Bitcoin [BTC] prices that saw other altcoins perform well. Hence, buying FIL could be risky in the coming days.


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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