- Chainlink recovers from levels under $10 but the falling wedge pattern breakout stalls under the 100 SMA.
- LINK/USD mission to scale the levels to $20 still intact as bulls look forward to capitalizing on the break above the 100 SMA and $14.
The $4.4 billion decentralized finance price live feed protocol has posted a relief rally following a devastating fall last week. Chainlink failed to retest the yearly highs at $20 in August. Attempts to sustain the uptrend saw LINK hit barriers at $16 and $18 respectively. On the downside, support was confirmed severally at $13. However, the bearish wave encountered forced the fifth-largest cryptocurrency slightly below the critical $10 level.
Amid the drop, Chainlink formed a falling wedge pattern. This pattern is very common in technical analysis. Traders are able to anticipate a change of the trend and prepare accordingly to capitalize on the upswing of the price. A falling wedge usually signals the end of a downswing and the beginning of an uptrend. Note that this pattern cannot be utilized on its own; it must be supported by other indicators like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and the volume indicator.
At the time of writing, LINK is trading at $12.79 after stepping above the initial support at $10 and the falling wedge resistance. Marginally above the prevailing price, LINK is facing acute resistance from the 100 SMA in the 4-hour range.
Related reading: BitMEX Launches EOS, Chainlink, Tezos, and Cardano Futures
LINK/USD 4-hour chart
Looking at the RSI, Chainlink seems to have stalled and is currently favoring a sideways trading action. The leveling motion at the midline favors consolidation in the near term. However, the uptrend mission is far from over. In fact, bulls have no plan to abandon their push for gains above $20.
Meanwhile, gains above the 100 SMA would place LINK above the resistance at $14. This move would most likely encourage more buyers to join the market in anticipation of more upside price action and the opportunity to sell at a higher level, preferably $18 or $20.
Chainlink Intraday Levels
Spot rate: $12.82
Relative change: -0.05
Percentage change: 0.35%
Trend: Sideways bias