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DOT Price (Polkadot) Approaches Key Level: Should Traders Brace for Sharp Drop?

Polkadot (DOT) is showing bearish signs below the $8 resistance against the US Dollar. The price could extend its decline if it fails to stay above $6.00.

  • DOT is gaining pace below the $8.80 and $8.00 levels against the US Dollar.
  • The price is trading below the $7.20 zone and the 100 simple moving average (4 hours).
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $6.50 on the 4-hour chart of the DOT/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair could continue to decline toward the $5.00 support zone.

Polkadot Price Resumes Drop

After a steady increase, DOT price faced resistance near the $7.60 zone. It formed a short-term top and started a fresh decline below the $7.00 level, like Ethereum and Bitcoin.

There was a move below the $6.20 support zone. A low was formed near $6.03 and the price is now consolidating losses. It is slowly moving higher above the $6.35 level and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $7.58 swing high to the $6.03 low.

DOT is now trading below the $7.00 zone and the 100 simple moving average (4 hours). Immediate resistance is near the $6.50 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $6.50 on the 4-hour chart of the DOT/USD pair.

Source: DOTUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance is near $7.00 or the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $7.58 swing high to the $6.03 low. A successful break above $7.00 could start another strong rally. In the stated case, the price could easily rally toward $8.20 in the near term. The next major resistance is seen near the $10.00 zone.

More Downsides in DOT?

If DOT price fails to start a fresh increase above $7.00, it could continue to move down. The first key support is near the $6.00 level.

The next major support is near the $5.65 level, below which the price might decline to $5.00. Any more losses may perhaps open the doors for a move toward the $4.20 support zone or the trend line.

Technical Indicators

4-Hours MACD – The MACD for DOT/USD is now losing momentum in the bearish zone.

4-Hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for DOT/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $6.00, $5.65 and $5.00.

Major Resistance Levels – $6.50, $7.00, and $8.50.

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