Is the altcoin market set for an ‘explosive rally?’ Analysts eye these 3 indicators

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Although the altcoin market cap has declined nearly 20% over the past month, traders remain bullish, anticipating that an “explosive rally” phase is yet to come.

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Is the altcoin market set for an ‘explosive rally?’ Analysts eye these 3 indicators

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The altcoin market is currently at the “disbelief stage,” which, if history repeats, could soon move on to an “explosive rally,” according to crypto traders closely watching three tech indicators for confirmation.

“Altcoins market cap is currently at the disbelief stage, historically followed by an explosive rally,” crypto analyst Mikybull Crypto told their 66,600 X followers in a May 11 post.

The disbelief stage is when investors remain skeptical despite positive market indications, as reflected by a significant drop of 24 index points on the Crypto Fear and Greed Index over the past 30 days. The “Greed” score is currently 56.

This comes alongside the total altcoin market cap — which excludes the top 10 cryptocurrencies — declining 17.55% over the past 30 days to $264.9 billion, according to TradingView data.

Although, it is still holding above the $250 billion support level and is “positioning itself for a future move to the upside,” pseudonymous crypto trader Rekt Capital told their 465,300 X followers in a May 12 post.

The total altcoin market capitalization is down 17.55% over the past 30 days. Source: TradingView

Traders are keeping an eye on three indicators across the broader crypto market — the exponential moving average (EMA) over 20 days, the stochastic relative strength index (RSI) and Bitcoin dominance — to support their predictions about the direction of the altcoin market.

The EMA is the average price across the period, with greater weight on more recent periods. If the total crypto market cap “retests” the EMA20 while also “crossing bullish” on the  — which measures the relative strength and weakness of the stochastic RSI indicator itself — it could lead to “rally time,” pseudonymous crypto trader Titan of Crypto stated in a May 11 post.

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The Bitcoin dominance chart — measuring Bitcoin’s market share relative to the overall crypto market — is one of the oldest yet most referenced indicators. It can provide traders with the overall investor sentiment and risk appetite in the market.

At the time of publication, Bitcoin’s dominance is 54.7%, down 0.56% over the past week. A further “fall from here can start an altseason,” pseudonymous technical analyst Yoddha claimed in a May 11 post on X.

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This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, and readers should conduct their own research when making a decision.

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