Polkadot (DOT) Bulls Retreat As Bears Drag The Price Down
Polkadot (DOT) is in the red today as the bears seek to regain control over its price. DOT traded at $4.37 on January 1, 2023, and increased to $5.13 on January 11.
It remained within this range before moving to $6.23 on January 20. Also, DOT increased to the $7 price level on February 17 as the bulls seized control of its price.
However, a gradual bearish turn between March and April forced it back to $5, where it currently trades today.
Polkadot Price Prediction Today Are The Bears In Control?
DOT is trading in a sideways trend forming a red candle on the daily chart. It is below its 50-day and 200-day Simple Moving Averages (SMA), with bearish sentiment in the short and long term.
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The SMA calculates an asset’s average price over a specified period and helps predict trend direction. If the bears persist, DOT’s 50-day SMA, which is about to drop below its 200-day SMA, will form a death cross. Also, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 40.73 and in the neutral zone. The RSI is a trend-based indicator.
DOT’s RSI is moving downwards, hinting at further price decline to the oversold region before a trend reversal. The cryptocurrency’s Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) is slightly above its signal line and shows convergence.
Also, the MACD – a trend momentum indicator that displays the relationship between two exponential moving averages (EMAs) and an asset’s price, displays a negative value conforming to the bearish trend today. The green histogram bars are fading, indicating a changing trend direction.
DOT’s technical indicators all hint at the possibility of further price decline for the asset. It is close to the $5.29 support level as the bears at the $5.42 resistance continue to act on its price, forcing a decline.
DOT has remained in a sideways trend for the last few days and further price decline remains a possibility. However, if the bulls rally again, the $5.42 resistance level will be a realistic target before the $6 psychological resistance level.
The altcoin will likely enter a downtrend if the bears maintain the pressure today. But one thing that offers the possibility of a bullish reversal is the upcoming ‘Polkadot Decoded 2023’ event in June.
Polkadot Decoded 2023 Might Boost DOT’s Performance
Polkadot is hosting a community event, ‘Polkadot Decoded 2023’, between June 28-29 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This event will assemble the Polkadot community in progressive talks anchored by over 100 quality speakers in the crypto community. Also, developers will benefit from interactive and practical sessions based on Polkadot’s technology.
Free virtual tickets are currently available for the wider crypto community around the globe to stream the event online.
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