The Shiba Inu (SHIB) market is in a very strong bull market in 2021, and one major continuation pattern on its longer timeframe charts highlights the scope for an additional 90% upside move ahead.

В деталях, SHIB rose over 1,250% с начала года (C начала года на сегодняшний день) to establish the yearly high at $0.00003528 (data from Binance) октябрь. 8. Потом, the cryptocurrency cracked under the profit-taking sentiment, leading to a 41.50% price correction to $0.00002060.

But bulls started accumulating SHIB near the said low level. A rebound ensued and the price rallied over 55% к $0.00003200, where it met another round of selloffs. В целом, the SHIB price kept forming lower highs and higher lows in the next sessions, forming a Triangle structure that appeared like a Bull Pennant.

Analysts treat Pennants as bullish continuation patterns, т.е., their formation, coupled with declining trade volumes, tends to send prices in the direction of their previous trend — by as much as the height of the previous price rally, also known as Flagpole.

Так кажется, SHIB has been forming the same structure.

SHIB/USDT 12-hour price chart featuring Bull Pennant setup. Источник: TradingView

The SHIB Flagpole’s height comes to be around $0.00002450. Следовательно, considering the cryptocurrency would pursue a breakout to the upside from the Bull Pennant’s apex (the level at which its upper and lower trendlines converge), its next target would be at around $0.00005200, примерно 90% выше.

Еще, Pennants are notorious for being the worst reliable technical indicators, at least according to a study conducted by Samurai Trading Academy’s Cody Hind in 2020, based on his assessment of 10 years of market data and over 200,000 trading structures.

He found that Bull Pennants successfully reached their price targets in 54.87% of cases.

Macro fundamentals

The SHIB price almost doubled in October, in part due to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s cryptic endorsement of the Shiba Inu project and amid reports of whale buying activity and the rise of its decentralized exchange ShibaSwap.

В частности, Musk posted the picture of his Shiba Inu puppy on Oct. 4. The billionaire entrepreneur’s tweet coincided with the SHIB price rallying by more than 330% in the next four days, reminiscent of how he influenced the prices of Dogecoin (СОБАКА) Ранее в этом году.

The jump also took cues from reports of whale buying activity in the Shiba Inu market. Для непосвященных, Yahoo Finance highlighted in its Oct. 5 report that an unknown entity purchased 6.2 trillion SHIB for circa $44 million in late September.

Связанный: Shiba Inu rebounds 40% despite major selling by SHIB whales

Между тем, Shiba Inu’s namesake, decentralized exchange ShibaSwap, detected a surge in the amount held by its liquidity pools. As of Oct. 18, the total value locked inside the ShibaSwap contracts was $411.42 million versus $253.41 million at the beginning of this month, as per data provided by DeFi Llama.

ShibaSwap TVL as of Oct 18, 2021. Источник: Defi Llama

At its prime, в июле 2021, ShibaSwap was managing $1.76 billion worth of funds via its liquidity pool.

Ishan Arora, a hedge fund manager associated with Tykhe Block Ventures, told Yahoo Finance that Shiba Inu emerged as a product of an ongoing craze for meme cryptocurrencies, adding that most people buy these tokens as the result o some influencersadvice.

Arora warned investors about the risks of putting money into such one-hit wonders, but mentioned Dogecoin for its ability to return incredible profits earlier this year.

Early Doge investors last year did quite well, so it is not as black and white as most want it to be.”

Между тем, crypto data tracking service Santiment detected an increase in Shiba Inu whale transactions over $100,000 в прошлом 24 часы, noting that their occurrence is typically bullish for SHIB.

Shiba Inu whale transactions exceeding $100K. Источник: Настроения

When these transactions come in bunches, price rises generally follow,” the platform wrote in a tweet published Monday.

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