Shiba Inu (SHIB) Attracts More Long Trades, Faces Short-Term Decline Risks

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In Brief

  • SHIB’s rising futures open interest and positive funding rate indicate that its futures traders continue to bet on a rally.
  • However, key technical indicators show that the meme coin may decline in the short term.
  • If this projection is validated, SHIB may exchange hands at $0.000024.
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Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) futures traders have maintained a bullish outlook despite the meme coin’s price consolidation in the past month. 

An assessment of the coin’s price movements on a 3-day chart revealed that it has trended within a parallel channel pattern since 12 April, witnessing resistance at $0.000027 and finding support at $0.00002.

Shiba Inu Long Traders Bet in the Coin’s Favor

SHIB’s futures open interest has trended upward since the beginning of the month. As of this writing, the meme coin’s futures open interest was $89 million, pegged at its highest since April 4. 

Shiba Inu Futures Open Interest
Shiba Inu Futures Open Interest. Source: Coinglass

An asset’s futures open interest refers to the total number of outstanding futures contracts that have not been closed or settled yet. When it surges, it suggests an uptick in the number of traders entering the futures market for that asset.

SHIB’s funding rate has maintained a positive value, confirming that the rise in its open interest is a bullish sign. 

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Shiba Inu Funding Rate. Source: Coinglass
Shiba Inu Funding Rate. Source: Coinglass

Funding rates are used in perpetual futures contracts to ensure the contract price stays close to the spot price. When their value is positive, they suggest a strong demand for long positions. 

The rise in an asset’s futures open interest, alongside a positive funding rate, signals an increased demand for long positions.  

SHIB Price Prediction: Meme Coin’s Value May Fall If…

While SHIB’s futures traders are opening positions in favor of a rally, readings from its price charts hint at the possibility of a short-term decline. 

Firstly, the dots of its Parabolic SAR indicator were atop its price at price time. They have been positioned this way since April 3. 

The indicator gauges an asset’s price direction and potential trend reversals. When its dots appear above the asset’s price, it signals that the current trend is downward and may continue if sentiment fails to improve. 

Also, the coin’s Money Flow Index (MFI) rested below its 50 neutral zone at press time. 44.62 SHIB’s MFI showed that selling pressure exceeded accumulation amongst its traders. 

Shiba Inu Analysis

Shiba Inu Analysis. Source: TradingView

This indicator measures money flow into and out of an asset over a specific period. Its values range between 0 and 100. A reading below 50 suggests that, on average, there has been more downward price movement accompanied by higher trading volume than upward price movement.

If this trend continues, the coin’s price may fall from the $0.000026 region and settle at $0.000024.

Shiba Inu Analysis.
Shiba Inu Analysis. Source: TradingView

However, if this is invalidated, SHIB’s value is expected to rise to $0.00003. 

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Abiodun Oladokun
Abiodun Oladokun is a technical and on-chain analyst at BeInCrypto, where he specializes in market reports on cryptocurrencies from diverse sectors, including decentralized finance (DeFi), real-world assets (RWA), artificial intelligence (AI), decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), Layer 2s, and meme coins. Previously, he conducted market analysis and technical assessments of various altcoins at AMBCrypto, utilizing on-chain analytics platforms like Messari, Santiment,...
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