- LINK/USD price continued to move downwards.
- LINK rejected the $18 support.
- Next minor support at 16.75.
Chainlink price prediction for today is neutral as the market continues to retrace. LINK currently trades around $19.5, with a market cap of $7.7 billion.
Cryptocurrency heat map by Coin360
Chainlink opened at $18.39 today after another attempt to move higher was seen yesterday. A strong support area has been reached. As explained in the previous Chainlink price prediction, LINK respected the $18 area of support with a clear rejection.
Additionally, LINK/USD completed a head and shoulder pattern, indicating a strong reversal. A further move to the downside followed this price action signal as predicted.
However, Chainlink has not yet shown clear signs of a reversal to the upside. The analyst expects further consolidation around the $18 area of support and likely even lower, as LINK/USD prepares a base for the next mid-term move to the upside in an attempt to set a new yearly high.
During the past 24 hours, Chainlink has lost 6.5 percent and trades in a range from $17.38 to $20.48, with a volume of $4.1 billion. However, since the opening of the new daily candle, LINK has regained much of the loss.
Chainlink price chart by TradingView
As mentioned in the previous price prediction, Chainlink has exhausted itself over the past weeks. Analyst already expected the test of $18 level of support; however, the LINK retracement is yet to finish.
As seen on the 4-hour chart, an approximate area where LINK will likely continue forming a base for the next upswing is around the $17-18 area. Therefore, the analyst believes that LINK will see further downside in the upcoming days.
Together with the 61.8 Fibonacci retracement level, the several week ascending trendline should form an additional support area. A long position entered from this area would provide a good risk/reward ratio with the expectation that the price of LINK/USD will move to at least $25.
If the additional support around the 61.8 percent Fibonacci retracement cannot hold, the analyst predicts that further downside over the upcoming weeks. The break of the support would invalidate the current price momentum, likely causing panic for LINK/USD price action.
The last support for Chainlink would be the $15 support as described last week. If the $15 support cannot hold, LINK should see a reversal over the following months.
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The Chainlink price prediction is bearish in the short-term. In the coming 24 hours, LINK should continue moving lower towards the $16.5-$17 area.
LINK/USD’s price should see further retracement towards the ascending support trendline as it has offered strong support over the past weeks. This would help Chainlink to establish a new base.
Once Chainlink can form a strong base around this area of support, LINK could form a much larger, mid-term reversal. For now, however, traders should stay neutral and observe the market. If LINK moves to further lows, traders could enter a long position.
If Chainlink moves below the ascending support trend line and the $15 last support level, the analyst expects a mid-term continuation to the downside, which would invalidate the current mid-term bullish trend.
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