The cryptocurrency market went through a massive volatility event in the past 24 hours, first to the upside and later to the downside. High volatility also means high derivatives volume and liquidity, which creates long-liquidations and short-squeeze opportunities.
In particular, we found two digital assets with relevant imbalances favoring short positions. This extra liquidity might become attractive for market makers to seek short squeezes for November 10.
However, an increased short imbalance is also seen as a bearish signal, reflecting a negative sentiment for the project moving further. Investors and cryptocurrency traders must be capable of analyzing multiple indicators in order to make profitable decisions.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) short squeeze
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) suffered with a major volatility in the day, trading as high as $255.54 but retracing back to $231.69 at the time of publication. Essentially, BCH returned to price levels of a week ago, registering 4.95% losses in the last 24 hours.
The price retracement brought a dominant bearish sentiment and a meaningful increase in short positions. Notably, Bitcoin Cash has $376.06 million in derivatives betting for lower prices within the next 12 hours. This means a 52.67% imbalance that could trigger a short squeeze for BCH.
Dogecoin (DOGE) short squeeze
Meanwhile, Dogecoin (DOGE) has also seen an aggressive retracement from $0.0774 to $0.0716, by press time. Nevertheless, DOGE was able to hold part of its weekly performance.
Despite stronger price support, derivative traders also showed bearish dominance on Dogecoin, with increased short positions that could be squeezed at any time. Interestingly, there is a massive $628.60 million in shorts (52.39%) for a 12-hour time frame and $959.73 million (51.70%) for a 24-hour time frame.
Both Dogecoin and Bitcoin Cash have seen high liquidation events in the past against short-sellers. In this context, the bearish dominance could trigger short squeezes for both cryptocurrencies or feed a pivotal downtrend for the rest of the week.
It is important to say that the recent plummet in price could have been a result of long liquidations.
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