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Chainlink (LINK) Faces Selling Pressure as 13% Supply Turns Profitable

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In Brief

  • Chainlink's price noted a 20% increase over the weekend and is now facing a crucial barrier.
  • Over 13% of all circulating LINK became profitable over the weekend, inducing the threat of profit-taking.
  • The short-term MVRV ratio is in the danger zone, suggesting that selling is the next likely move from investors.
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Chainlink’s (LINK) price felt the bullishness of the Bitcoin halving event more than BTC itself, which was visible in its 20% rally.

The altcoin, however, is now facing a crucial barrier, which has been a challenge in the past.

As Chainlink’s price rose, LINK investors regained their profits, which might be a key factor driving them to sell. The recent correction brought the total LINK supply in profit down from 84% to 70%.

This 14% supply represents nearly 82.18 million LINK worth nearly $1.3 billion. All of this supply has once again returned to its original state before the decline. In the past two days, the profitable supply rose by 13% to reach 84% at the time of writing.

Chainlink Supply in Profit.
Chainlink Supply in Profit. Source: Santiment

While this is a good thing, it is also a potential trigger for selling, as investors want to secure their gains to prevent losses from another decline. This would drive Chainlink’s price lower.

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The Market Value substantiates this sentiment to the Realized Value (MVRV) ratio. The MVRV ratio tracks investor gains/losses. Chainlink’s 7-day MVRV of 11% suggests profit, possibly prompting sales. Historically, LINK corrects at MVRV levels of 8% to 15%, labeling it a danger zone.

Chainlink MVRV Ratio.
Chainlink MVRV Ratio. Source: Santiment

In the short-term timeframe, this area has repeatedly witnessed declines, which is the expected outcome for LINK.

Chainlink’s price was noted to rally by 20% over the weekend, bringing the digital asset to trade at $15.8. Right under this point is a barrier that LINK has attempted to sustain multiple times and failed in the past.

Even though The altcoin manages to close above it, it falls back down from the $15.6 resistance to test the support at $14.6 and $13.4. If LINK holders move to sell this time, the potential decline will result in a test of the latter support level should the former break.

LINK/USDT 12-hour chart.
LINK/USDT 12-hour chart. Source: TradingView

However, if the resistance of $15.6 is successfully breached and flipped into support, recovery is possible.

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The next critical resistance lies at $18, and Chainlink’s price would make it there should it breach $17. Once the latter is flipped into support, the altcoin would invalidate the bearish thesis and rally towards $18.

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