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Ethereum Classic traded within a range. Range highs and range lows could be key in the coming days.

Bitcoin continued to consolidate around the $23,000 area. While bullish, a dip towards $22.4k cannot be ruled out. Ethereum Classic also has a bullish bias in a higher time frame. Yet only three levels mattered in the short term.

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Bulls and bears skirmished at the limits of the range and a breakout to $26 had not yet been initiated for ETC. Once this happens, bulls can look to buy a retest of the range highs. In the meantime, traders can look for opportunities within the range.

The midpoint of the range meant that R:R was the worst at this point

Source: ETC/USDT on TradingView

Ethereum Classic traded within a range of $20 to $23.88, with the midpoint at $21.94. Highlighted in orange, these are the three levels that have been important over the past two weeks. Shorter time frame traders can look at a long visit to the lows of the range and a short test of the highs of the range.

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Sometimes trading and analysis can be extremely simple, and this was one of those times. While Ethereum Classic has a bullish bias in a higher time frame, the price action over the past two weeks has indicated consolidation. We can’t yet be sure of a breakout past $24 or a reversal below $20.

The 4-hour RSI was at neutral 50 and the CMF at zero. Neither indicator showed any favors for the bulls or the bears as ETC was trading in the mid-range at the time of writing. Taking a position, long or short, at this level can be risky without significant momentum and volume on the lower time frames, such as 1 hour or less.

Falling OI and CVD emphasized bearish sentiment

Source: Coinalyse

On the daily time frame, ETC flipped the market structure to bullish after breaking above the low at $16.75. It surged above $18.45 on Jan. 4 and retested at the same level as support a day later. Therefore, despite the two-week range it is currently trading in, the bias would remain bullish until ETC dips back below $19.5.

Meanwhile, the futures market saw a drop in Open Interest. This has been a regular feature for the past ten days. Even as ETC bounced off the lows at $20 on Jan. 19, OI failed to make major gains. This indicated weak bulls, and the next step could be emboldened bears. An increase in OI alongside a decline below $20 could precede a turn to bearish dominance.

On January 24, ETC fell from $22.42 to $20.56 within a 4-hour trading session. Long positions worth $1.7 million were liquidated during this session. At the time of writing, the bulls were struggling with the $21.94 level. The long positions that are liquidated can be followed by a rise back to the range highs.

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