Why is the price of Huobi Token up 12% today as rest of the market slumps?

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Huobi Token (HT) has been up 12% in the last 24 hours and is one of the few cryptocurrencies bucking the general downtrend.

Trading at over $7, HT’s price is up over 80% since the beginning of this week, which is also its best weekly performance since February 2021.

HT/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView

HT’s intraday gains coincide primarily with crypto exchange Huobi Global announcing the opening of Starfish Finance (SEAN) spot trading on its platform. 

Plans to “empower” HT

Additionally, HT’s impressive weekly gains were related to About Capital Management. On Oct. 8, the Hong Kong-based investment firm announced purchasing Huobi Global, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges by volume.

HT serves as a utility token inside the Huobi Global ecosystem. Justin Sun, the founder of the Tron blockchain project and reportedly the core backer of About Capital, said on Oct. 10 that they would empower HT to boost Huobi Global’s brand and business endeavors. 

Nevertheless, the HT price rally has exposed it to potential profit-taking scenarios, per a mix of technical indicators.

Huobi Token overbought? 

On the daily chart below, HT’s relative strength index (RSI) has crossed above 70, which is considered an “overbought” signal. That typically follows with the price entering a consolidation or correction period.

HT/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView

Similarly, the HT price rally witnessed this week accompanies a drop in trading volumes, suggesting traders have been growing doubtful about the longevity of the uptrend. Again, it could result in a price correction in the coming days.

The third bearish signal comes from HT’s weekly chart.

HT/USD weekly price chart. Source: TradingView

Notably, HT’s price now tests a resistance confluence made up of its 50-week exponential moving average (50-week EMA; the red wave), the 0.786 Fib line near $7.30, and a horizontal level near $7.40 that has historically served as support but now acts as a price ceiling.

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The event of a pullback from this resistance confluence could have HT drop toward the $3.4–$3.8 area by the end of this year, a 50% price decline.

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