Polygon (MATIC) has taken a break from its prevailing bearish trend with one of the sharpest bounces in the cryptocurrency market this week.

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Notably, the price of MATIC surged to $0.50 on June 23, four days after hitting $0.317, its lowest level since April 2021. the same period.

MATIC/USD daily chart. Source: Trading View
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However, MATIC is still well below its December 2021 high of $2.92, coinciding with the general cryptocurrency bear market and the Fed’s hawkish pressure on high-risk assets.

MATIC “in a fairly large cluster”

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Meanwhile, some of its richest investors are hoarding MATIC tokens despite the overall downtrend, network data shows.

It is noteworthy that, according to data provided by Santiment, the so-called sharks and MATIC whales accumulated. This includes levels of Polygon token holders ranging from 10,000 to 10 million coins, who have “cumulatively added 8.7% more to their bags” since May 9th.

Interestingly, the price of MATIC has fallen by 50% over the same period, indicating that many whales are confident in its long-term recovery.

Reversed head and shoulders

From a technical standpoint, MATIC/USD is moving towards a new multi-week high.

The Polygon token has been breaking out of its “inverted head and shoulders” or IH&S pattern since June 22. the general line of support is called the “neckline”.

In addition, the middle depression of the IH&S (head) is deeper than the other two, called the right and left shoulder, respectively. The setup is eventually resolved after the price breaks the neckline and, as a rule of technical analysis, rises a distance equal to the distance between the head and the neckline.

MATIC/USD four-hour price chart. Source: Trading View

As a result of the IH&S model, the price of MATIC could rise to $0.60 in June or early July, about 20% more than today.

Caution for bulls MATIC

Buying whales is not necessarily a bullish signal, and the IH&S pattern has failure rate 16.5%. As such, a further price rally could also encourage whales to flip MATIC for quick profits, given tough conditions in other crypto and traditional markets that could lead to false recovery signals.

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In addition, MATIC’s balance across all cryptocurrency exchanges jumped from 1.21 billion to 1.37 billion between May 1 and June 23. data from CryptoQuant, indicating additional potential selling pressure in the near future.

Exchange reserves of the landfill. Source: CryptoQuant

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