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Solana [SOL] races against time and this signal could be key

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  • Solana was finding it hard to leave the oversold region for weeks
  • SOL’s projection, as the year closed, indicated stagnancy in the bearish region

At one point, crypto investors tipped Solana [SOL] to become the “Ethereum [ETH] killer,” since it offered better speed and scalability than the latter. Some time back, the permissionless DeFi solution acted like it was up to the task. However, its recent conduct showed that SOL could now be a shadow of its former self. 

Read Solana’s [SOL] Price Prediction for 2023-24

For one, Solana’s seven-day performance had produced a 6.74% decrease, according to CoinMarketCap. But that was not the bone of contention.

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Although the market traded sideways for the last week, SOL’s case seemed in need of immediate drastic measures. Besides the price decline, the weekly time frame chart showed that Solana invalidated bullish potential, as the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 30.36.

The region represented an oversold SOL condition. Moreover, it has had the potential to go underneath it since 7 November. 

Since it remained in this zone for an extended period, expecting a short-term price reversal might not be the case. Solana’s troubles did not begin with the latest fall offs. Besides producing a wearying yearly performance, FTX‘s collapse also added to the bruise.

This was because the embattled founder of the exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) who was accused of poor management, was a vocal SOL maxi. Thus, this negatively impacted belief in the project’s future as well.

Solana price action with bearish signals

Source: TradingView

In the race to finish 2022 strongly, SOL appeared non-existent. Apart from its deep journey into the oversold territory, the Directional Movement Index (DMI) upheld selling power.

Indications for the DMI revealed that the +DMI (green) and the -DMI (red) trended at arm’s length. While the -DMI positioned at 29.69, the +DMI endured below at 15.32. The Average Directional Index (ADX) suggested strong direction for the reds. As a result, the most likely SOL movement would be a price drop. 

The race to get out of neglect

Regardless, Solana was striving to win back investors’ confidence and some yielded minimal results. As revealed by Santiment, the SOL weighted sentiment held negative at -0.56. Meanwhile, it dropped slightly lower to 0.611 on 11 December.

Nevertheless, the state still confirmed a decline in Solana’s social volume. Additionally, it represented increased gloomy opinions towards the asset. 

Per its price volatility, on-chain data showed that SOL’s fluctuation was higher in the past one week. Since 0.058 represented an increase, it implied that investors should heed caution when buying SOL in line with other factors.

Solana sentiment and SOL price volatility

Source: Santiment

To conclude, SOL was heading in a bearish direction at press time. However, positive updates regarding the ecosystem could be key to reversing the motion. Of course, Bitcoin’s [BTC] movement could also include SOL’s future trends. 


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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