A recent price boom in the Tezos (XTZ) market risks exhaustion as it triggers a classic bearish pattern.
Dubbed as Ascending Broadening Wedge, the pattern develops when the price oscillates between two upward but diverging trendlines. According to its creator Thomas Bulkowski, these Wedges tell less about buying exhaustion and more about sellers’ ambition to take control, i.e., buyers tend to lose dominance every time the price touches the upper trendline.
XTZ’s 250%-plus price rally from its July 2021 low of $2.08 has led to Ascending Broadening Wedge’s formation. On Monday, the cryptocurrency tested the structure’s upper trendline as resistance (around $7.5) to eye an extended upside move towards its previous record high of $8.76.
XTZ/USD daily price chart featuring Ascending Broadening Wedge. Source: TradingView.com
But the price corrected, confirming strong selling sentiment near the Wedge resistance. It now risks enlarging its correction towards the lower Wedge trendline (near $5), based on similar pullback moves spotted since July 2021.
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