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Dogecoin price trapped in a tight range, despite the DOGE wiener craze

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  • Dogecoin price is being pressed down by the weight of the 50-day simple moving average (SMA). 
  • DOGE may close today with the biggest gain since the July 21 breakout from the May descending trend line.
  • Oscar Mayer taps the Dogecoin fever with a limited edition pack of Hot Doge Wieners.

Dogecoin price action has been uneventful since the July 21 breakout, offering few clues about directional intentions. The lack of volatility has resulted in several doji candlestick patterns on the daily charts, signifying that DOGE speculators are uncertain and reluctant to accumulate the meme token despite the booming returns for Ethereum and Bitcoin. Thus, with no sustainable bid, Dogecoin is vulnerable to a break to the downside if the cryptocurrency complex is hit with selling pressure.

Dogecoin enthusiasts have the opportunity for a DOGE hot dog

Oscar Mayer, the famous brand for wieners, announced on August 4 that it has a “limited-edition pack of Hot Doge Wieners” with a cash value of 10,000 Dogecoins, which equates to around USD 2,050 at the current price. To amp up the interest, Oscar Mayer produced only one pack that was put up for bid on eBay at a starting bid of USD 0.99.

The public response was overwhelming, breaking the eBay link and pushing the bid up to $3,450 later in the day.

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Oscar Mayer is not the first consumer company to indulge the Dogecoin mania. In July, AXE created a limited supply of ‘Dogecans’ that were sold out immediately. Similarly, Slim Jim generated a significant jump in customer interactions after launching a dogecoin-focused marketing strategy earlier this year.

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The excitement over the Hot Doge Wieners did not positively impact Dogecoin price as DOGE is up 0.90% for the week.

Dogecoin price needs a bigger catalyst  

The disinterest, indecision or fear that has defined Dogecoin price action over the last 17 days has compressed the Bollinger Bands to the tightest range since the period preceding the explosive April rally. It does not predict a continuation of the doddering DOGE rally, but it does hint of a substantial move shortly.

Adding to the limited volatility is the ongoing convergence of the 50-day SMA at $0.217 with the 200-day SMA at $0.197, thereby establishing pivot prices for future DOGE investment decisions.

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A daily close below the intersection of the 200-day SMA at $0.197 with the May 19 low of $0.195 would be the first confirmation of a bearish resolution from the trendless Dogecoin price action. It would immediately position DOGE for a quick drop to the July 20 low of $0.159 and potentially the June 22 low of $0.152. If Dogecoin price does not attract a bid at the June 22 low, the altcoin will drop to the April 23 low of $0.135, logging a 30% decline from the May 19 low.

DOGE/USD daily chart

DOGE/USD daily chart

Alternatively, if Dogecoin price claims the 50-day SMA at $0.217 on a daily closing basis, it would project a bullish DOGE narrative that will include a test of the June 25 high of $0.291, representing a 34% profit for timely speculators. The only resistance of importance before the June 25 high is the July 26 high of $0.242. 

A bullish cryptocurrency complex and a new Oscar Mayer market strategy built around Dogecoin has not unlocked Dogecoin price from the trendless action that has dominated since July 22. The passive trading has the technicals pointing to lower prices, but for now, patience is the only investment tactic that will work with DOGE. 

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Here, FXStreet’s analysts evaluate where DOGE could be heading next as it seems bound to retrace before rising.

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JPMorgan Has Bearish Warning About Dogecoin and Robinhood

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JPMorgan’s analyst maintains his bearish view on Robinhood due to low retail interest in Dogecoin

JPMorgan has maintained an “underweight” rating on the Robinhood stock, sticking to its $35 price target.  

In a Friday note, analyst Kenneth Worthington cites weak Dogecoin volumes as the key reason why he thinks that the leading online brokerage app is vulnerable.    

As reported by U.Today, the meme cryptocurrency accounted for a whopping 62%  of the firm’s crypto-related revenue in Q2.   

Worthington writes that, unlike cryptocurrency-focused trading platforms, Robinhood has failed to record an upsurge in trading volumes this October:

While 3Q21 volumes remain robust, they slowed down materially from 2Q21 levels.       

Dogecoin is only up a modest 15% this month, significantly underperforming its canine rival Shiba Inu. Yesterday, Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev seemingly dodged a question about listing plans for SHIB amid rampant speculation on social media.

In late September, Worthington also wrote that the company’s stock could experience significant selling pressure after the expiration of the lockup period on Dec. 1. More than half a million shares will be unlocked on that day.

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Robinhood is set to announce its Q3 earnings on Oct. 26.  

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Elon Musk Says He Will Become First Dogecoin Trillionaire

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The Tesla CEO says that he will become the world’s first trillionaire in Dogecoin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims that he will become the world’s first Dogecoin trillionaire in a recent tweet. 

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Musk’s net worth has now swelled to $249 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 

The entrepreneur is now worth more than the gross domestic product of New Zealand (and he’s close to surpassing Portugal).

His wealth has increased thanks to the renewed Tesla rally. The shares of the leading e-car maker hit a new all-time high of $910 earlier today.

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Morgan Stanley predicts that Musk is on track to become the world’s first trillionaire thanks to SpaceX. 

In July, Musk revealed that he personally owns Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether. 

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Dogecoin Price Prediction: DOGE poised for 64% breakout if this key level breaks

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  • Dogecoin price looks ready for a 64% climb as it moves higher toward the upper boundary of the symmetrical triangle pattern.
  • A break above $0.269 could put the bullish target of $0.435 on the radar.
  • DOGE may discover a strong foothold at $0.242 if selling pressure spikes.

Dogecoin price is preparing for a 64% rally, but the dog-themed token has one last hurdle to overcome before the bullish target is in the offing. DOGE must climb above the descending resistance trend line that has acted as a headwind for the token since June 3. 

Dogecoin price to clear one last barrier

Dogecoin price has formed a symmetrical triangle pattern on the daily chart as the bulls catch their breath. While DOGE consolidates, the token is supported by a few significant technical indicators, suggesting that the token is poised to aim higher.

The prevailing chart pattern suggests a 64% climb for Dogecoin price if the token manages to slice above the upper boundary of the technical pattern at $0.269. Before the bulls can anticipate a bull run toward the optimistic target, DOGE would also need to conquer the nearest resistance at 50% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.255.

If a spike in buying pressure occurs, and Dogecoin breaks above $0.27, DOGE would be met with another obstacle at the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, coinciding with the 200-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $0.277. 

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Additional hurdles may emerge at the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.310, then at the August 16 high at $0.351 before eventually reaching the aforementioned bullish target at $0.435.

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DOGE/USDT daily chart

Given that Dogecoin price is still trapped in a consolidation pattern, DOGE could still oscillate within the governing technical pattern until a decisive move toward the upside, accompanied by a surge in buy orders. Until then, the dog-themed token may be exposed to minor sell-offs, in which case the nearest foothold at the 100-day SMA at $0.242 will act as substantial support. 

Adding credence to the strength of this support level is IntotheBlock’s In/Out of Money Around Price (IOMAP), indicating that 80,240 addresses purchased 14.73 billion DOGE at an average price of $0.242. 

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DOGE IOMAP

DOGE IOMAP

Additional lines of defense will appear at the 20-day and 50-day SMAs, which sit at $0.238 before dropping lower toward the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.233. Only a rise in selling pressure would see Dogecoin price tag the lower boundary of the triangle at $0.213. 

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