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Stellar goes ballistic, spikes 13% despite the mundane crypto market, eyes a 45% upswing



  • Stellar is on the verge of a breakout to new yearly highs after breaking above a descending wedge pattern.
  • The bullish outlook will be confirmed if XLM closes the day above the 50 SMA on the 4-hour chart.

Stellar is the only-double digital gainer in the top 50 following widespread retracements in the cryptocurrency market.  The cross-border token seems poised for a massive 45% upswing after breaking a long-term downtrend.

The breakdown from the highs traded in November had become dominant. Attempts to reverse the price action were met by futile price actions from the bears. Stellar’s upside remained capped under a descending trendline. However, on the downside, another descending trendline appeared to control the bearish price action, perhaps giving some semblance of stability to the token.
The trendlines formed a descending wedge pattern, which is a highly regarded bullish indicator in technical analysis. A break above the wedge usually hints at a massive rally, with a price target. As for Stellar, a breakout from the chart pattern is likely to send it upwards by 45% to $0.2345.

Meanwhile, the upswing seems to have already been confirmed, following a 13% breakout over the last 24 hours. However, to validate the uptrend, XLM must close the day above the 50 Simple Moving Average.

At the time of writing, Stellar is doddering at $0.172, while dealing with a resistance zone at the 100 SMA ($0.18). Price action above this area would serve as a massive bullish signal. If the demand for XLM increases, enough buying volume might be created for ballistic price action, targeting $0.2345 (new yearly high).

XLM/USD 4-hour chart

XLM/USD price chart
XLM/USD price chart by Tradingview

It is worth noting that the bullish outlook will be thrown out the window if XLM fails to close the day above the 50 SMA. Sell orders are likely to surge under this level, adding overhead pressure on the token. XLM/USD might erase the gains made this week, mostly if support at $294 fails to hold.

Stellar intraday levels

Spot rate: $0.172

Relative change: 0.0008

Percentage change: 0.5%

Trend: Bullish

Volatility: High

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