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Shiba Inu presents another imbalance on the charts- should you short it

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Shiba Inu presents another imbalance on the charts- should you short it

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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

  • Uncertainty and fear across the market meant conditions are ripe for another drop in prices.
  • This could arrive alongside large volatility so risk management remains crucial.

Shiba Inu noted losses of close to 20% within ten days of dropping beneath the level of support at $0.000012. Recently, the strong selling pressure forced SHIB to leave an imbalance on the charts, which was retested before prices continued to plunge.


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Now, another such imbalance was seen. However, the reaction from this zone has not been as clean as before. Was this a sign that a reversal was about to arrive, or will the bears continue to book profits on the meme coin?

History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes

Shiba Inu presents another imbalance on the charts- should you short it?

Source: SHIB/USDT on TradingView

In white, two fair value gaps on the 4-hour chart are marked. The RSI was below neutral 50 over the past two weeks to indicate strong bearish momentum and a downtrend. The market structure was also bearish on the H4 and D1 timeframes. Therefore the bias of Shiba Inu was bearish.

The OBV has also been in decline, in agreement with the trend, and highlighted steady selling pressure. To the south, the $0.00000943 and $0.0000088 levels were worth watching out for, as they were two levels that the price respected since November, especially $0.00000943.

Unlike the previous surge into the FVG and rejection, the move into the imbalance in the past couple of days did not meet a quick rejection. This indicated the possibility that buyers had found their footing in the market.

Bitcoin faced heavy resistance from $20.6k to $21.2k, and Monday could lend some clarity to the price action. There was a chance that BTC, and many altcoins, will experience a minor surge to grab liquidity above the local highs made this weekend. For Shiba Inu, such a move would take it toward the $0.0000105 area.


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After this fake rally, the price can continue to descend on its prior downtrend. SHIB would need to close a session above $0.0000105 to give the suggestion of a bullish structure.

Even then, there would likely be resistance from the bearish breaker at $0.0000109. Hence, more cautious traders can choose to wait for more clarity instead of attempting to short the asset.

The funding rate was positive but the sentiment was not

Shiba Inu presents another imbalance on the charts- should you short it?

Source: Coinalyze

The funding rate was positive over the weekend and showed that sentiment could begin to shift in favor of the buyers. But the Open Interest showed no significant spike even though the prices saw a small bounce of 3.5% in the past 24 hours.

This highlighted long positions to be discouraged and implied bearish sentiment was strong. Yet, the conditions were risky across the market for both buyers and sellers, and risk management as always would be a top priority.

The evidence at hand showed a continuation of the downtrend was a highly probable outcome for Shiba Inu over the next week.

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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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