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Solana [SOL] hits $24 hurdle and retreats — Bulls can bid here

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Solana [SOL] faced rejection after hitting a key FVG zone. A likely rebound could face similar resistance unless BTC surges above $29k.

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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 

  • SOL’s RSI on the four-hour chart headed to the oversold territory at press time 
  • Open interest rates declined as short positions dominated long positions at press time

At the end of April, Solana [SOL] investors were all smiles after receiving over 17% gains. Notably, SOL rallied from $20.36 to $23.99 before entering a correction. At press time, SOL’s retracement had shed over 11% of its value. It traded at $21.33. 


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According to a new report, the Solana network has seen increased traction lately, with trading volumes surpassing pre-FTX levels. Could it prop up SOL’s value in the short term?

However, if the FOMC announcement puts downward pressure on Bitcoin [BTC], SOL could retest key support and offer new buying opportunities. 

Will sellers sink SOL further?

Source: SOL/USDT on TradingView

At press time, sellers had the upper hand on the market, as the price action was below 50-EMA and 1000-EMA. In addition, the RSI had slid near the oversold territory while the On-balance Volume (OBV) dipped further – Confirmations of elevated short-term selling pressure. 

If BTC drops below $28k following the FOMC announcement, SOL could plunge further and retest the daily timeframe bullish order block and support zone of $19.34 – $20.40 (cyan). 

A pullback retest and increased demand at the support level could see SOL rally toward the Fair Value Gap (FVG) of $23.19 – $23.98. The above level offer strong resistance toward SOL’s recovery. Further uptrend above the FVG could see SOL hit the supply zone at $26. 

Two long trade set-ups are possible if that’s the case. First is an entry above $20.40, targeting $23.99 (FVG) with a stop loss of $19.00. The second setup involves an entry at $24.00, targeting $26 with a stop loss below $23.00. 

A close below $19 will invalidate the bullish thesis above. However, the drop could slow at March swing low near $17.30. 

Open interest rates declined; short positions dominated

Source: Coinglass


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SOL’s open interest rate dipped slightly since 1 May. It dropped from $272.84 million on 1 May to $262.86 million at press time (3 May) – a slight drop in demand that favored near-term sellers.

Similarly, traders favored holding short positions over long positions, with shorts dominating at 52.51% in the past four hours – a mild-bearish sentiment that could push SOL lower if the trend persists. 

Source: Coinglass

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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