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Short squeeze alert for December 14: Two cryptocurrencies with potential to skyrocket

Short squeeze alert for December 14: Two cryptocurrencies with potential to skyrocket

Greed is again a dominating sentiment after a retracement earlier this week, with most cryptocurrency projects showing bullish signals.

However, data retrieved by Finbold from CoinGlass’s long/short ratio on December 14 shows that a few cryptocurrencies remain dominated by short positions. Considering the sentiment shift, such a scenario in the derivative market could lead to short squeezes.

Particularly, Jito (JTO) and Unifi Protocol (UNFI) record a high weight of short-selling volume. This becomes even more relevant considering both tokens’ relatively low 24-hour volume and market capitalization.

Will Jito (JTO) face a short squeeze?

The JTO token is currently trading at $3.03, up 12% in the day. Surprisingly, it is still dominated by short over long positions in both the 12 and 24-hour time frames.

First, Jito has $172.87 million (52.53%) of opened shorts in the last 12 hours, and second, $319.92 million (52.08%) of bearish volume in the larger frame. 

JTO Long/Short ratio on 12 and 24 hours. Source: CoinGlass

In the meantime, JTO has both a $349.13 million market cap and a $330.32 million daily exchanged volume. Very close values to the $319.92 million of opened short positions in the last 24 hours, making it very likely to face a short squeeze at any moment.

Jito market cap and volume (24h). Source: CoinMarketCap

Short squeeze alert for Unifi Protocol (UNFI)

Another likely short-squeeze target is the Unifi Protocol DAO’s token, UNFI. According to CoinMarketCap, its 24-hour volume is just $4 million behind the $48.26 million capitalization.

Unifi Protocol DAO market cap and volume (24h). Source: CoinMarketCap

This shows a notable trading interest rising for UNFI, still heavily weighted towards short positions. Interestingly, there were $21.84 million (53.14%) and $55.28 million (52.21%) of shorts opened in the last 12 and 24 hours, respectively.

Notably, the shorting volume surpasses the tokens exchange volume in the day, while UNFI is up 11.55%, trading at $7.71 by press time. If the price continues in a bullish trend, short-sellers might get massively liquidated, causing a huge impact on its markets.

UNFI Long/Short ratio on 12 and 24 hours. Source: CoinGlass

Essentially, an increased demand causes a high volume of buy orders to liquidate exchange books, pumping the price and triggering derivative contracts for liquidation, driving the price even further.

All things considered, there are no guarantees that a short squeeze will happen with these two cryptocurrencies.

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