APT, the native cryptocurrency of the Aptos blockchain, continues to exhibit an underwhelming market performance in 2023. Following a somewhat positive run at the beginning of July, it seems the bears are back in control, with APT’s value dipping by nearly 10% in the last seven days.
This has pretty much been the case for the APT token since the end of January as its price has declined steadily since reaching its all-time high of $18.58 on January 26.
APT Falls By 14% In One Week – Price Overview
The Aptos token made a bright start to July, gaining more than 13% in a few days. However, the prominent altcoin has shed all its recent gains, now trading below the month’s opening price of $7.29.
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After reaching a high of $8.24 on July 4, the Aptos token experienced a significant decline, bringing its value to $7.15 two days later.
Since then, it appears that the coin’s price has been moving mostly sideways. But it is worth noting that APT fell below the $7 price level for the first time this month on July 8. The token dropped below this level again on July 10 before climbing back to $7.18 the following day.
As of this writing, APT is valued at $7.03, with a mere 0.3% gain in the past 24 hours. According to CoinGecko data, the coin has a market capitalization of over $1.48 billion, making it the 36th-biggest cryptocurrency. The Aptos token has a 24-hour trading volume of roughly $48.9 million, representing a 14.6% decline in the past day.
Is The Downward Trend Over?
A look at the daily chart shows that the APT token faces significant resistance at the $8 price zone. The token’s price has failed to break through this level twice in the past three weeks, falling back to $7 at each instance.
That said, the daily Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicates that the selling pressure is high at the moment, having crossed below the 50 mark. This means there may not be sufficient buying pressure to push the token’s price above the $8 resistance.
Meanwhile, price action data reveals that APT has been stuck in a downtrend channel since the high of $16.22 made on February 16, 2023. Over the past five months, Aptos has failed to record a higher high, while writing three lower lows.
If Aptos continues in its descending trend channel, we might see its price fall below $4. On the flip side, if it manages to break out of the downtrend channel and through the $8 resistance, then cryptocurrency might reach a price of $10.
APT price in a descending trend channel since February | Source: APTUSD chart from TradingView
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