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SOL slips below $22, here’s how traders can capitalize on price movements

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Solana has been in a bearish trend since even before the week began. With the selling pressure outweighing the buying pressure for the fourth day in a row, traders may have to tread ahead carefully.

Solana slips below $22, here's what lower timeframe traders need to beware

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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.

  • Solana bears flipped the $21.6 zone from support to resistance
  • The interim support at $21.13 has been defended in recent hours, but that might not last long

Solana [SOL] has trended higher since mid-September. The recent losses that forced SOL bulls to retreat from $25 haven’t broken the HTF trend. The blockchain network has done well in 2023 to improve its underlying technology and construct partnerships.


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A recent analysis from AMBCrypto noted that the $22 level was vital for the SOL bulls to defend. This did not occur, instead, $22 was retested as resistance on 12 October. There were two important short-term pockets that traders could keep an eye on.

The $21.5 former support could see a retest from the south

Solana slips below $22, here's what lower timeframe traders need to beware

Source: SOL/USDT on TradingView

The two-hour chart showed that the trend and market structure of Solana in this timeframe were solidly bearish. Moreover, the $21.5-$21.84 area was a support zone on Monday (9 October) but was flipped to resistance on 12 October.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) has been below neutral 50 since 8 October, and the On-Balance Volume (OBV) has been in a downtrend for the past ten days. This meant the selling volume has been steady and outweighed the buy volume. Combined with the flip of $21.5 to resistance, it was likely that SOL was headed further south.

A retest of $21.5 could be used to go short, targeting the $20.2 support zone from late August. $21.13 and $20.6 were also levels of support that could briefly halt the bearish march.

The market sentiment suggested a bounce to $21.6 might not materialize

Solana slips below $22, here's what lower timeframe traders need to beware

Source: Coinalyze

The hours before press time saw SOL cling to the $21.13 as support. A minor bounce appeared to be brewing. However, the Open Interest (OI) was declining at press time. It was unclear if a recoil to the $21.6 resistance would commence, but if it does, it would likely be driven solely by the futures market.


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The spot market clearly outlined its conviction in recent days. The spot Cumulative Volume Delta (CVD) of Solana has been in a downtrend since Sunday (8 October). This heightened the chances that SOL would reach the $20.2 support zone quickly.

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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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