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Polkadot slumps 18% – Here’s how DOT bulls can stage a recovery

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If buyers can force a bounce from the demand zone, a move upward to $8.5 and $9.5 would become more likely.

Polkadot reaches a must-defend zone for the bulls amidst sell-off

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  • DOT was trading at a key demand zone.
  • The Open Interest chart showed strong bearish sentiment in the past few days.

Polkadot [DOT] experienced a 20.5% fall in prices in the last eight days. On the 11th of January, DOT rose to $8.58 but fell to $6.82 on the 19th. Despite this, buyers could still drive a recovery.

Technical analysis showed that the market structure of DOT on the one-day chart was bullish. Moreover, prices have receded to a demand zone. This presented traders with an opportunity to go long.

The bullish order block was not invalidated yet

AMBCrypto’s analysis of the one-day price action showed a bullish market structure break on the 11th. Even though this move was almost entirely retraced, a key support zone remained valid.

Demarcated by the cyan box, the bullish order block extended from $6.82 to $7.32. These levels were the extremes of the 7th of January’s trading. At press time, DOT was at $6.895.

Polkadot reaches a must-defend zone for the bulls amidst sell-off

Source: DOT/USDT on TradingView

A daily session close below the $6.82 level would mean the bears have the upper hand. In this scenario, a drop to $5.56 would become much more likely.

On the other hand, if the buyers can force a bounce from the demand zone, a move upward to $8.5 and $9.5 would become the more likely possibility.

The market sentiment favored the sellers

Polkadot reaches a must-defend zone for the bulls amidst sell-off

Source: Coinalyze

Data from Coinalyze noted that the Open Interest began to rise after 17th January. Since then, the price of DOT has fallen from $7.5 toward $6.9. The increase in OI alongside falling prices meant market participants were shorting the token.


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Additionally, the spot CVD has been in a downtrend since the 9th of January.

Previously, the end of December 2023 also saw increased selling pressure. The recent downtrend has not yet reversed and showed that, in the short-term, selling activity was dominant.

Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.

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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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