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Maker [MKR]: A move to $800 is likely if bulls clear this hurdle

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Maker [MKR]: A move to $800 is likely if bulls clear this hurdle

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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

  • MKR could move to the $800 region.
  • Short-term holders saw gains, unlike long-term holders.

Maker [MKR] offered investors over 45% gains in the past few weeks after rising from $504 to $746. However, it failed to move past a critical selling pressure zone. 

At press time, MKR’s value was $716 and was at the critical selling pressure zone. The zone could attract more bears, scare away bulls, and drive down MKR’s prices. However, MKR bulls can sustain the selling pressure. 

Read Maker [MKR] Price Prediction 2023-24

The selling zone at $720: Can bulls overcome it?

Source: MKR/USDT on TradingView

On the 12-hour chart, key technical indicators showed a strongly bullish MKR. In particular, Relative Strength Index (RSI) was at 62 after facing rejection at the 50-mark. It indicates a bullish momentum as buying pressure increased with the rising volumes, as evidenced by the On Balance Volume (OBV). 

In addition, the Money Flow Index (MFI) exhibited an uptick, indicating that accumulation was underway. Therefore, MKR bulls could attempt to overcome the selling pressure zone (red) and target the $832 resistance level in the next few days/weeks. However, bulls must also deal with the obstacle of $774. 

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Alternatively, the selling pressure zone could overwhelm bulls, giving bears more control in the market. This could see bears lower MKR price to $669 or $633 and invalidate the above bullish bias. 

Short-term MKR HODLers saw gains, but …

Source: Santiment

Santiment data showed that short-term MKR holders had enjoyed massive gains since January 6, as evidenced by the positive 30-day MVRV (market value to realized value) ratio. But long-term holders were yet to post any gains. 

However, the asset’s weighted sentiment dropped, switching from positive to negative by the time of publication. This shows a lack of investor confidence that could weigh down MKR’s price rally, especially around the selling pressure zone. 

Source: Coinglass

On the other hand, MKR’s open interest rate rose sharply from January 19, indicating more money flowed into its futures market. If the trend continues, MKR’s uptrend momentum could be boosted to overcome the selling pressure zone. 

However, if Bitcoin [BTC] drops from the $22K region, MKR bears’ could be tipped to devalue the asset and invalidate the above bullish forecast. Therefore, investors should monitor BTC’s performance before making decisions.


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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