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MATIC: The how and why of what must happen before a trend change

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Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice

After a steady rally towards its ATH on 27 December, MATIC vigorously declined by piercing through some critical price points and turning them to resistance.

Now, a sustained close above the $1.4-zone would set the alt up for a patterned breakout. Alas, a close below the trendline resistance (white) would reaffirm the bearish divergence with its RSI. This would push MATIC back into its patterned oscillation.

At press time, MATIC was trading at $1.465, up by 3.34% in the last 24 hours.

MATIC 4-hour chart

Source: TradingView, MATIC/USDT

From its ATH of $2.92, MATIC fell to witness a 57.39% decline and hit its four-month low on 24 February. But the bulls stepped in at the $1.2-mark and propelled an upturn towards its trendline resistance (yellow, dashed). This resistance also coincided with the 50% Fibonacci level.

Following the same, the bears initiated a down-channel rally below its Point of Control (POC). As the $1.3-support stood sturdy, MATIC bulls initiated a strong recovery over the past 24 hours. At press time, they eyed an overturn of the existing pattern. 

From here on, a convincing close above $1.47 would open up possibilities for a test of the 38.2% Fibonacci resistance. Overcoming its immediate trendline resistance is critical for an unrestrained near-term recovery. A close below the trendline resistance (white) could lead to a $1.3-retest before a bullish comeback.

Also, over the past few months, a close above this POC has led to recovery towards the $1.5-level. Can it repeat history?

Rationale

Source: TradingView, MATIC/USDT

The RSI pictured impressive recovery from its oversold territory. Now, as it eyes a challenge of its equilibrium, a close below its resistance would affirm a hidden bearish divergence.

Also, the OBV has rather maintained its peaks while the price kept declining over the last two days. This would confirm the build-up of increasing buying influence.

Conclusion

Considering the uptrend in RSI and OBV, the chances of a recovery from this point remain bright. Even so, any close below the resistance would confirm the hidden bearish divergence. 

The investors/traders must keep a close eye on Bitcoin’s movement as MATIC shares a whopping 90% 30-day correlation with the king coin.

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

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