Chainlink (LINK) gained momentum after it broke the $13.00 resistance. It traded towards $14.25 before correcting lower sharply, but it seems like dips remain limited.
- Chainlink token price rallied above the $13.00 and $13.50 resistance levels against the US dollar.
- The price surged towards the $14.25 level and settled above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
- There was a break above a major contracting triangle with resistance near $13.05 on the 4-hours chart of the LINK/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The price corrected lower sharply, but the previous hurdle near $13.00 is now acting as a support.
Chainlink (LINK) Is Holding $13.00
In the past few days, there was a steady rise in chainlink (LINK) above the $12.50 resistance zone. The price even settled above the $1.00 resistance and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
Recently, there was a sharp increase in bitcoin and Ethereum, resulting in a surge above $13.00. There was also a break above a major contracting triangle with resistance near $13.05 on the 4-hours chart of the LINK/USD pair.
The pair even climbed above $13.50 and traded to a new monthly high at $14.25 before correcting lower. There was a sharp decline below the $14.00 level. LINK traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent rise from the $11.84 swing low to $14.25 high.
Source: LINKUSD on TradingView.com
However, the previous resistance near the $13.00 level is now acting as a strong support along with the broken triangle trend line. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent rise from the $11.84 swing low to $14.25 high is also providing support.
On the upside, the price is facing a major hurdle near $13.65. A clear break and close above $13.65 could open the doors for more gains above the $14.00 resistance level. The next major resistance is near $14.25, above which the price could even clear $14.50.
An initial support for chainlink’s price is near the $13.10 and $13.05 levels. The main support is forming near the $13.00 level (the previous breakout zone).
If there is a downside break and close below the $13.00 support zone, there is a risk of a bearish move towards the $12.20 support level or even towards the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
4-hours MACD – The MACD for LINK/USD is slowly losing momentum in the bullish zone.
4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for LINK/USD is correcting lower towards the 55 level.
Major Support Levels – $13.05, $13.00 and $12.20.
Major Resistance Levels – $13.65, $14.00 and $14.25.