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STEPN rallies 40%, buyers can wait for a retest of this support to re-enter

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STEPN rallies 40%, buyers can wait for a retest of this support to re-enter

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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.

  • STEPN rallied hard in the past few days after finding a local bottom around $0.22.
  • Bitcoin’s next move could heavily influence the direction of GMT in the coming days.

Bitcoin [BTC] saw a lower timeframe rejection just above the $17.3k mark. Yet it was likely that BTC would make another push higher toward the $17.6k resistance mark. The slow gains of the king coin encouraged many altcoins on a near-term bullish trajectory.

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STEPN noted gains of 50% from the lows at $0.228 to the swing high at $0.325 within nine days. In the past few hours, GMT saw a sizeable pullback and was likely to drop to the region of support near $0.29.

A pullback to the 61.8% retracement level could offer a buying opportunity

STEPN rallies 40%, buyers can wait for a retest of this support to re-enter

Source: GMT/USDT on TradingView

Based on the move up from $0.24 to $0.345, a set of Fibonacci retracement levels was drawn. It showed the 61.8% retracement level to lie at $0.283, which was close to the $0.285 support level.

Moreover, this area was where GMT consolidated for close to a week in late December. Hence, it was likely that buyers will have some strength upon a retest of this belt.

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On the rally upward, trading volume was also significant. The RSI and OBV showed strong bullishness in the near-term. The RSI was above neutral 50 and despite the pullback, the reading of 60 showed upward momentum. Additionally, OBV had not fallen significantly despite the sharp pullback.

Combined with the bullish lower timeframe market structure, buyers can look to enter a good risk-to-reward trade near the $0.285 level. A drop beneath the 61.8% retracement level can invalidate this idea.

Open Interest has been falling despite the swift rally to $0.34

STEPN rallies 40%, buyers can wait for a retest of this support to re-enter

Source: Coinglass

The lack of a positive reaction on the Open Interest chart suggested that STEPN could be close to finding its local top. Therefore, buyers will have to be cautious. While the OBV showed strong buying volume, futures market participants did not have much bullish sentiment.

The funding rate remained positive after the rally, and this has been the case since 7 January. A drop into negative territory can further signal bearish intent.

As things stand, bulls can look to bid at the $0.285 area due to the confluence of support in that zone. However, the falling Open Interest was a sign of caution. A drop below the $0.28 mark will likely signal further losses to follow.


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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