• 17 July, 2024
Markets News

Chainlink Experiences Largest Trader Capitulation of 2024, Signaling Possible Market Bottom

Chainlink (LINK) has recently witnessed its largest trader capitulation spike of the year, suggesting that weak hands are releasing significant levels of coins. This event indicates a possible market bottom as traders’ fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) increase. On a specific day, realized losses amounted to $60 million in LINK, marking the highest realized loss day of 2024. As per Santiment data, this figure highlights the severity of trader FUD and potentially indicates a turning point in the market.

The $60 million in realized losses on a single day demonstrates the significant trader capitulation occurring within the Chainlink market. This event often signals that less confident traders are selling their holdings at a loss, which can be a precursor to a market bottom. Historically, such spikes in realized losses are associated with a peak in trader pessimism, which may lead to a rebound in prices as selling pressure eases.

The chart also references a similar event on April 13th, when a huge realized loss spike occurred. Following this event, LINK prices jumped by 17% over the next 10 days. This historical precedent suggests that large realized losses can potentially mark a turning point, leading to a subsequent price recovery. Traders giving up and selling at a loss could mean that the market is near its lowest point, setting the stage for a potential rebound.

The movement of dormant coins, which have been inactive for a long period, is another notable factor. Such movements usually indicate a change in market sentiment or preparation for a significant market move. In this context, dormant coins waking up and moving could signify traders’ anticipation of a market shift. This behavior further supports the likelihood of a local bottom for Chainlink.

Whales Snap Up 6.2M LINK Amidst Price Dip – What’s Next for Chainlink?

Currently, Chainlink (LINK) is priced at $12.94, with a 24-hour trading volume of $433,145,370. LINK has declined 1.5% in the last 24 hours and has seen a decline of 11% over the past 7 days. 

This performance places Chainlink below the global cryptocurrency market, which is down -3.10%, and the GMCI 30 Index cryptocurrencies, which remain stable. The recent capitulation and realized losses reflect significant trader FUD. However, historical precedents and the movement of dormant coins suggest a potential for market recovery, increasing the likelihood of a local bottom for Chainlink.

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