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Monero [XMR]: Bears should be cautious about the $157.1 support

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Monero [XMR]: Bears should be cautious about the $157.1 support

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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

  • XMR was in the oversold zone with high selling pressure but with a likely trend reversal.
  • A sharp increase in open interest rates could influence trend reversal. 

Monero (XMR) lost about 15% of its value to the current price correction. After reaching a peak of $188, the price correction pulled it down to around $160.

At press time, XMR’s value was $159.87, and a price reversal was likely if demand increased at its current discounted price. 

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The $159.88 support: Can it hold?

Source: XMR/USDT on TradingView

XMR found steady support at $166.68 during the first phase of its price correction. However, the recovery was stopped by intense selling pressure (red zone), prompting bears to come out in droves. 

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) reached the oversold territory, indicating the selling pressure was still intense. However, the oversold condition can also influence trend reversal, and other metrics point toward a momentum change. 

Therefore, XMR could recover and aim at the immediate resistance targets like $162.58 and $164.26 in the next few hours/days. 

However, bears can still push XMR lower to $157.71, invalidating the above bullish and price reversal bias. 

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XMR recorded an OI/price divergence, and Funding Rate remained positive

Source: Coinglass

At press time, XMR’s open interest rates increased as the price declined, as per Coinglass data. It shows more money flowed into XMR’s futures market despite the price drop. As such, it shows that the downtrend momentum could weaken and usher in a price recovery for the asset. 

Source: Santiment

On the other hand, Santiment data showed that demand for XMR dropped with the recent price decline, as evidenced by a drop in Binance Funding Rate for the XMR/USDT pair. 

Nevertheless, the Binance Funding Rate remained positive and above the neutral line at press time. This shows that there was still demand for XMR in the derivatives market despite the recent decline in value. 

Therefore, the futures market was bullish on XMR, which could slow the bearish momentum and inflict a trend reversal. However, a bearish BTC could extend the price correction and prevent the trend reversal from happening; thus, it is worth tracking BTC price action.


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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