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Solana [SOL] – Should a revisit to the $20-level be a surprise?

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Solana’s price is preparing for a quick run-up to significant resistance levels. While this rally might cause many traders to get euphoric, it will be nothing but a dead cat bounce. One that will likely catch many investors off-guard. 

SOL ready to trap uninformed participants

Solana’s price crashed by roughly 63% between 5 -12 May, pushing it down from $95.20 to $34.97. This crash came as many participants in the industry were caught holding their bags after the LUNA-UST ecosystem crashed.

As a result, Bitcoin and the ecosystem triggered a massive sell-off. One that has caused many assets to crash by more than 60% over the last week and roughly 85% since its all-time highs. However, the downswing seems to have come to an end, at least temporarily. 

This has led to many altcoins rallying violently, including SOL. As of this writing, SOL was hovering around $52 and showed potential for a higher move. The immediate resistance barrier at $76.91 is where the bulls are likely to propel SOL. This move would constitute a 45% gain from its press time position.

Due to this rally, many traders could get euphoric and continue to long altcoins. However, the macro outlook for BTC is still weak and favors the bears. Therefore, rejection at $76.91 is something that market participants need to keep a close eye on. If the bears take control, the resulting downswing could crash SOL’s price by 72% to the immediate support level at $38.43.

Supporting this incoming uptrend for Solana’s price is the on-chain volume. This index has declined from a peak of 5.82 billion on 12 May to 1.71 billion, as of 18 May. In total, the on-chain volume has slumped from 70.6%.

Dead. Cat. Bounce?

While this decline is bearish, SOL has responded accordingly. However, going forward, investors can expect a minor uptrend in both the on-chain metric as well as the asset’s price. This development could see Solana’s price hit the $76.91-hurdle, which is in line with the forecast from a technical perspective.

Therefore, interested investors will pay close attention to the $76.91-hurdle for a potential reversal, confirming the dead cat bounce. 

Source: Santiment

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Jibin Mathew George is Editor-in-Chief at AMBCrypto. A domain expert in International Relations (European Politics), he has always been a believer in the unlimited possibilities afforded by blockchain and by extension, cryptocurrencies. As someone who has been watching and writing about this space for over 5 years now, Jibin has closely tracked the emergence of cryptos and digital assets as a separate asset class in portfolios world over. A lawyer by training, he previously contributed to the News and Research desk of Diplomacy & Beyond Plus. Before his stint at D&B, he was Editor at ED Times. Jibin also takes a great interest in politics, especially the corresponding effect political decisions and fiscal policy have on the world of finance, with a special focus on cryptocurrencies.
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