ApeCoin eyes 250% rally amid ‘bull pennant’ breakout, Robinhood APE listing rumors

ApeCoin’s (APE) market valuation could grow by nearly 250% in the second quarter of 2022 as it breaks out of a widely-tracked, classic technical pattern.

APE price “bull pennant” breakout underway

On April 13, APE’s price broke above the upper trendline of what appears to be a “bull pennant” chart pattern.

Bull pennants appear when the price consolidates inside a triangle-like structure following a strong uptrend. Many traditional analysts consider them as continuation patterns, for they typically result in the price breaking out in the direction of its previous trend.

As a rule, traders estimate a bull pennant’s upside target by measuring the size of the previous uptrend, called “flagpole,” and adding it to the breakout point. Applying the same to ApeCoin’s ongoing breakout move shows its potential for its potential for massive upside. 

APE/USD daily price chart featuring ‘bull pennant’ setup. Source: TradingView

Therefore, if the bull pennant structure pans out as intended, APE could rise to nearly $40 in Q2/2022.

Robinhood listing?

The bullish setup for ApeCoin appears as it rebounds by nearly 17% to over $12.50 in two days, amid speculations that Robinhood, a popular retail brokerage firm, would list APE on its trading platform.

The rumors picked up momentum after Robinhood added Shiba Inu (SHIB), a Dogecoin-inspired meme cryptocurrency, alongside three other altcoins – Polygon (MATIC), Solana (SOL), and Compound (COMP) – for trading this Tuesday, leading to intraday gains across each asset.

However, Robinhood did not confirm any plans to integrate ApeCoin into its services, hinting that APE’s price gains since Tuesday might have resulted from mere speculation. Additionally, its breakout move out of the bull pennant accompanied lower volumes, suggesting a lack of upside conviction in the market.

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As a result, ApeCoin’s potential to invalidate its bull pennant setup cannot be ruled out as long as it breaks above a sequence of resistance levels, as shown in the chart below, with a steady rise in volumes.

APE/USD daily price chart featuring Fibonacci support/resistance levels. Source: TradingView

For instance, APE now eyes $13 as its next upside target while holding $11.50 as its interim support. Nonetheless, a break below the said price floor could have ApeCoin eye $10.25 as its next downside target.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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