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Solana: Deciphering what’s behind the weekend turmoil

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Solana’s price tumbles to a two month-low while its funding rate plunges, all eyes on the FTX verdict looming. What’s next for SOL?

Solana's Price Plunge and Funding Rate Dip: What's Behind the Weekend Turmoil?

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  • SOL declined by over 6%, and the funding rate hit -0.04%.
  • Roughly $650 million worth of SOL could be liquidated by FTX if its motion is upheld.

Solana [SOL] recently experienced a notable downturn in several key metrics, marking the first time such negative trends have emerged in months. What might be driving this decline in SOL’s vital indicators over the weekend?

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SOL price dips to months low

A glance at Solana’s daily timeframe chart revealed a less-than-ideal weekend performance. On 10 September, SOL experienced a significant decline, closing the trading day at $18.24, marking a 6.17% drop.

Notably, this decline exceeded 6%, a feat not observed in over two months. The last instance occurred in June when SOL saw a decline of over 10%.

Solana daily price move

Source: TradingView

As of this writing, SOL was trading at around $18.3, showing a modest 0.7% increase in price. However, this uptick did not alter the prevailing bearish trend, as evidenced by the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). The RSI was sitting below 30 and approaching the oversold zone, while the MACD was trending below zero.

Additionally, SOL encountered resistance from its long-term and short-term Moving Averages, approximately at $21 and $22, respectively.

Solana funding rate dips

Solana’s weekend performance didn’t just affect its price; the funding rate was also significantly impacted. According to data from Coinglass, SOL registered its highest negative funding rate in over two months on 10 September, standing at -0.04%.

A slight change was noted as of this writing, with the funding rate hovering around -0.03%. The last time such a negative funding rate was observed was around June when the price declined by over 10%.

Also, the negative funding rate indicated that traders anticipated a price decline for SOL. What might have motivated traders to take this bearish position against SOL remains an intriguing question.

Possible reasons for Solana’s negative moves

The primary cause behind the decline in Solana’s price and the bearish stance adopted by traders can be attributed to an impending legal case involving FTX. 

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According to reports, a crucial ruling is anticipated on 13 September regarding FTX’s request to convert its cryptocurrency assets to settle its outstanding debts. These reports suggested that approximately $650 million worth of SOL could be liquidated if the ruling favors the defunct exchange. 

Consequently, this impending legal decision has sparked speculation surrounding SOL’s future trends, significantly influencing its price movements.


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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