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MANA sinks beneath $0.382 but can short traders view this as an opportunity

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Decentraland [MANA] sinks beneath $0.382 but will bulls see respite?

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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

  • The market structure favored bears, but a bounce is possible
  • This bounce could hunt liquidity before reversing to the downside

Tether Dominance hovered between the 8.6% and 8.7% levels over the past week, after climbing from 7.9% during the sell-off that commenced on 14 December. This showed that the entire crypto market, not just Bitcoin [BTC], has not exhibited a trend recently.


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Decentraland fell by more than 90% over the past year. It traded at $5 on 24 November, 2021, and in 2022 traded closer to $0.4. On the charts, the presence of sturdy resistance at $0.377 was noted.

The 23.6% extension level could be retested before a leg downward

Decentraland [MANA] sinks beneath $0.382 but will bulls see respite?

Source: MANA/USDT on TradingView

Based on the move down from $0.744 to $0.44, a set of Fibonacci retracement levels (yellow) was drawn. In recent weeks, the 23.6% extension level at $0.377 acted as support but was subsequently broken.

The market structure on the higher timeframes was bearish and none of the recent lower highs have been retested. The bulls have lacked the strength to drag the market significantly higher, and selling pressure has been relentless.

The On-Balance Volume (OBV) has been in a downtrend alongside the price since mid-August. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) also fell beneath neutral 50 in mid-November to underline bearish momentum. The RSI has climbed above 45 since.


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To the south, the 61.8% extension level at $0.263 can serve as support. The presence of a bearish breaker at the 23.6% retracement level meant that short sellers can look for a retest of the same to sell MANA.

OI takes a hit after a minor rally as market participants straddle the fence once more

Decentraland [MANA] sinks beneath $0.382 but will bulls see respite?

Source: Coinalyze

On 23 December, MANA surged from $0.31 to $0.35 and ended the day’s trading session at $0.33. This surge attracted a large number of buyers in the futures market, as traders looked to jump in on a trending altcoin in an otherwise trendless market.

Since then, the Open Interest has tailed off, and the price has remained flat. Just after the surge, the funding rate was strongly negative which highlighted the attempts to bring parity between spot and futures MANA prices. Overall, the data leaned in favor of the bears.

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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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