- LEND, the native token of non-custodial lending platform Aave, fell nearly 40 p.c from its year-to-date high of $0.384.
- The plunge adopted a steep 2,000 value rise that occurred amid a hype-oriented growth within the decentralized finance sector.
- Technical indicators, coupled with a rally in proof-of-work tokens, now counsel that the LEND downtrend could proceed.
Aave’s LEND token surged by greater than 2,000 p.c in 2020. But its rally is showing to return to an finish.
After topping at close to $0.384 earlier in July, the LEND/USD trade price corrected decrease by circa 40 p.c. As of Monday, the pair had established an intraday low at $0.232, a transfer that crashed it beneath its parabolic help for the primary time this yr.
Aave’s native token LEND broke beneath its long-term parabolic help on Monday. Source: TradingView.com
Traders held the value from falling any deeper beneath the purple curve, as proven within the chart above. The LEND/USD trade price shaped a sizeable bearish wick and shortly recovered, indicating that there’s nonetheless some shopping for sentiment left close to the parabolic help.
But LEND continued to commerce in a damaging space for Monday.
Part of the explanation was Bitcoin and Ethereum, the 2 main cryptocurrencies that surged impressively larger into the present session. Incidentally, LEND had surged by 675 p.c within the final two months, particularly as Bitcoin and Ethereum consolidated sideways in a slim buying and selling vary.
As demand returned for the highest two belongings within the ultimate days of July 2020, it prompted LEND merchants to dump a part of their bullish positions for the comparatively extra bullish tokens. Against bitcoin, the DeFi token plunged by as much as 44.11 p.c. At the identical time, it corrected decrease by as a lot as 55 p.c.
Profit-Taking Could Hurt LEND
As Bitcoin grows amid larger world demand for safe-haven belongings (learn Gold), the promoting stress on LEND could mount additional. That may be very seen throughout its first parabolic rally in 2018. Back then, the LEND/USD price surged by greater than 1,500 p.c, solely to wipe these positive aspects fully by the top of 2018.
LEND earlier parabolic development resulted in a 100 p.c wipeout. Source: TradingView.com
Back then, the growth appeared out of a so-called ICO hype. This time, the craze was for decentralized finance tokens. Providing that demand returns for these belongings whilst Bitcoin rallies additional, they’d danger additional draw back correction attributable to their overbought standing.
The weekly chart above reveals LEND in the same stage. Its Relative Strength Index, above, 70, displays a booming promoting stress. If it persists, then LEND could, eventually, break beneath the parabolic help. If not, then merchants would use the native low to build up extra tokens to proceed the rally.