Polygon sees a bearish breakout, will MATIC hit a new year low?
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- Sellers seized the momentum with a bearish breakout from the compact range.
- Liquidation data highlighted shorts leverage.
Polygon [MATIC] broke out of its sideways structure on the higher timeframes with the selling pressure taking it to the $0.5 support level.
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An earlier report by AMBCrypto on MATIC’s price action highlighted the possibility of a bearish breakout from the compact range. This analysis was validated with MATIC dropping by 9.7%.
However, the $0.5 support has held up in the short term and could provide a base for bulls to rally again in the long term.
Bears gained the upper hand after a range-bound price movement
MATIC’s price action stalled after bulls were rejected at the $0.6 price zone in early October. This led the altcoin to trade sideways between $0.55 to $0.6 from 1 October to 8 October.
Sellers finally secured a bearish breakout on 9 October with the selling pressure sinking MATIC toward the year lows of $0.5. The descent of price to the $0.5 level marked the third time the level will be re-tested within the period of a month.
This highlighted the growing selling pressure which could result in a new year-low for MATIC.
In the meantime, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) reflected the selling pressure, as it remained under the neutral 50 with a reading of 36. Likewise, the Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) recorded massive capital outflows to strengthen sellers’ leverage.
Shorts profited from bearish breakout
A look at the exchange liquidation data over the past day revealed significant profit for shorts after the bearish breakout. Longs suffered 76.8% liquidation from the total number of liquidations on MATIC over the period.
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This underlined the bearish strength currently in the market. Thus, MATIC bulls looking for a price rebound should actively track Bitcoin’s [BTC] price action for informed trade setups.