In the same month Ether (ETH) price soared over 44% to hit a new all-time high close to $3,000. This wide divergence between the top two cryptocurrencies shows that the markets have matured and Bitcoin’s underperformance is not affecting altcoins as much as it did in the past.
Ether’s bullish trend has attracted strong buying from traders. Data from Bybit suggests that Ether futures open interest climbed to $8.5 billion on April 29, rising 52% over the previous month. This increase has been supported by professional traders who seem to have taken a more bullish view on Ether than retail investors, as highlighted by Cointelegraph contributor Marcel Pechman.
The strong performance from the crypto sector continues to attract a wide array of investors. According to the Financial Times, VC firm Andreessen Horowitz plans to tap into this growing demand by raising between $800 million to $1 billion for another fund. The flow of money into various crypto projects shows that investors are bullish for the long term.
T. Rowe Price CEO William Stromberg said in an interview with the Baltimore Business Journal that the crypto space is still in its infancy and it could “take years to really unfold.”
With Ether leading the altcoin charge, let’s look at the top-5 cryptocurrencies that may remain bullish in the short term.
Bitcoin soared above its moving averages on April 30 but the bulls have not been able to build on this strength. The Doji candlestick pattern on May 1 and the drop below the 50-day simple moving average ($56,833) today suggests the bears are selling at higher levels and have not given up.
If sellers pull the price back below the 20-day exponential moving average ($55,723), the BTC/USDT pair could drop to $52,323.21 and then to $50,460. The flat moving averages and the relative strength index (RSI) near the midpoint suggest a balance between supply and demand. This could keep the pair range-bound for a few more days.
This view will invalidate if the pair rebounds off the 20-day EMA and rises above $58,469.09. Such a move will suggest the bulls are buying on every minor dip. The pair could then rally to $61,825.85 where the bulls are again likely to face stiff resistance from the bears.
Although it is too early to confirm, the pair seems to be making the right shoulder of a possible head and shoulders topping formation. This setup will complete on a break below the neckline. Until then, traders can be watchful but should not jump the gun in anticipation of a breakdown.
The 4-hour chart shows the bulls pushed the price above the $57,500 resistance but could not sustain it. The bears pulled the price back below the level and are trying to break the 20-EMA support. If that happens, the pair may drop to the 50-SMA.
A strong rebound off this support could encourage the bulls to make one more attempt to clear the hurdle at $57,500. If they succeed, the pair could start its journey to $61,825.84. Conversely, if the bears sink the price below the 50-SMA, the possibility of a drop to $50,460 increases.
Solana (SOL) broke above the $48.64 resistance on May 1 and hit a new all-time high at $49.99 today. However, the $50 psychological level is acting as a resistance and the bears have pulled the price back below $48.64 today.
If the bears sustain the price below $48.64 for two days, the SOL/USDT pair could drop to the support at $40.51. A strong rebound off this support will suggest the bulls are accumulating on dips. The bulls will then make one more attempt to clear the $50 resistance.
If they succeed, the pair may start the next leg of the uptrend that could reach $56.77 and then $68.05. The rising moving…
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