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Polkadot (DOT) is gaining pace above the $8.80 resistance against the US Dollar. The price could extend its rally once it settles above the $10 barrier.

DOT is gaining pace above the $8.50 and $8.80 levels against the US Dollar.
The price is trading above the $9.00 zone and the 100 simple moving average (4 hours).
There is a key bullish trend line forming with support at $9.20 on the 4-hour chart of the DOT/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
The pair could continue to rise unless the bears are able to defend the $10 resistance zone.

Polkadot Price Restarts Rally

After forming a base above the $7.50 level, DOT price started a steady increase. It gained over 25% in a few days and even outperformed Ethereum and Bitcoin at times.

There was a clear move above the $8.50 and $8.80 resistance levels. The price even traded close to the $10.00 level. A new multi-week high is formed near $9.89 and the price is now consolidating gains. It is holding gains above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $8.57 swing low to the $9.89 high.

DOT is now trading above the $9.00 zone and the 100 simple moving average (4 hours). There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support at $9.20 on the 4-hour chart of the DOT/USD pair. The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $8.57 swing low to the $9.89 high.

Source: DOTUSD on TradingView.com

Immediate resistance is near the $9.85 level. The next major resistance is near $10.00. A successful break above $10.00 could start another strong rally. In the stated case, the price could easily rally toward $12.00 in the near term. The next major resistance is seen near the $13.50 zone.

Are Dips Supported in DOT?

If DOT price fails to start a fresh increase above $10.00, it could start a downside correction. The first key support is near the $9.50 level.

The next major support is near the $9.20 level, below which the price might decline to $8.80. Any more losses may perhaps open the doors for a move toward the $8.50 support zone.

Technical Indicators

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

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

Major Support Levels – $9.50, $9.20 and $8.50.

Major Resistance Levels – $9.85, $10.00, and $12.00.