With ADA bulls exhausted, a shorting opportunity could be around the corner
Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice
- Demand was hardly present behind Cardano despite the heavy losses in recent months
- Another drop in prices could arrive in the weeks to come
The price action of Cardano has been heavily bearish in recent months. Multiple important levels have been lost to the bears since April. The number of Cardano wallets soared over the past month.
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They did nothing to add conviction to lower timeframe bulls. The price saw very little volatility in the past three days. Higher timeframe traders can wait for a move higher before assessing the odds of another bearish move.
The $0.315, $0.34 levels stand firm and bulls do not have much strength in the markets
On the daily timeframe, the downtrend was evident. This meant that long-term investors can wait for a change in the trend before buying. Any buying opportunities will likely be confined to lower timeframes as short-term plays.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) was consistently below the neutral 50 mark since September. Early November saw bulls hope for a move above 60 on the RSI but these hopes were swiftly put to the sword. The On-Balance Volume (OBV), alongside the price, was also in a downtrend.
On 15 November, the price of ADA attempted to bounce but it only turned out to be the formation of a bearish order block on the daily timeframe. A retest of this zone on 5 December saw ADA quickly reverse and plunge from $0.329 to $0.306 a couple of days later.
The $0.315 level has been important for years now and served as resistance back in January 2021 and May 2018. This was the level that Cardano bulls wrestled with at the time of writing. A plunge below $0.3 could see ADA sink toward $0.245. Meanwhile, a retest of the aforementioned bearish order block at $0.33-$0.338 can offer a shorting opportunity.
Active addresses plateau while dormant circulation saw a spike during the November sell-off
Despite the sharp drop in prices early in November, the development activity took a dramatic upswing. This was an encouraging sign for longer-term investors, as it signaled that price trends did not matter on the development side.
The dormant circulation (180-day) saw a huge spike in early November, which showed a large amount of previously dormant ADA changing hands. This reinforced the idea that there was strong selling pressure during that week of fear and panic.
In the coming week or two, the $0.33-$0.34 area will be an important resistance zone. A retest of this area as support on the back of good demand can signal a rally toward $0.36-$0.375