Technically Speaking – May 22, 2023

$BTC, and the broader market is more congested than a herd of penguins at a revolving door convention. 🐧

The last time this market was stuck in a congested environment like we are experiencing today was the last half of December 2022 to the first week-ish of January 2023. 

BTCUSD Daily Chart – Click to enlarge.

Oof. Not fun. Look at $ETH‘s chart below. Get rid of the wicks, and this is what this shite show of a trading range looks like:

ETHUSD Daily Chart – Click to enlarge.

Ya, that’s a less than $30 range over the past ten trading days. Blegh. 🤢

Is there anything showing bullish signs of breaking out? There are a few:


SHIBUSDT Daily Chart – Click to enlarge.


SNXUSDT Daily Chart – Click to enlarge.

The last chart we’re looking at is the Total Crypto Market Cap chart. It’s in a Falling Wedge pattern. 🧀

Total Crypto Market Cap Daily Chart – Click to enlarge.

One of the common characteristics that analysts associate with the Falling Wedge, especially if the two trend lines visibly converge, is this:

Volume drops the closer price gets to the apex. 

Additionally, a noticeable drop in overall volume can be a precursor to a bigger move, with a sudden spike in volume being the ‘final’ warning sign that something big is about to happen. 

Has the maket had a sudden drop in volume? So far, it looks fairly controlled in its decline – but that’s up for interpretation. 

We’ll watch for anything major and update as price action continues to develop. ⏱️

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