Top 3 Losers Of The Week: Yearn.finance, UniSwap and UMA explore the rabbit holes


  • Yearn.finance sellers are putting intense pressure on key support levels as losses to $16,000 linger.
  • UniSwap could resume the uptrend if the TD Sequential indicator's buy signal is validated.
  • UMA's downtrend is far from over, as highlighted by the mega declines in exchange inflows.

It is no doubt that this week has been a trying time in the cryptocurrency industry. Selling pressure dominated most of the trading across the board, except for the top three gainers of the week. Regulatory bodies in the United States went after BitMEX for offering the trading of unregistered derivatives to people in the country. Moreover, the US President, Donald Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalized for treatment.

Decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens came out as the biggest losers over the last seven days. Among the top 50 digital assets, Yearn.finance (YFI) posted the most significant loss at 43%. UniSwap (UNI) tumbled by over 28% while UMA lost 27% of its value.

Yearn.finance path of least resistance remains downwards

 YFI is still the most expensive cryptocurrency one can buy. However, it has lost a great deal of its value since its all-time high of $44,000. The losses occur within a descending parallel channel that refuses to confirm a bull flag pattern. The DeFi token is trading at 18,000 after losing various key support levels, including $22,000 and $20,000.

The losses are likely to continue in the coming sessions, especially if the channel's middle boundary is broken. On the downside, $16,000 is the short term target. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) brings to light the potential for declines materializing as it dips into the oversold region again. On the upside, resistance is expected at $20,000, the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) and 100 SMA at $22,000 in the hourly timeframe.

YFI/USD 1-hour chart

YFI/USD price chart

IntoTheBlock's IOMAP model reveals increasing resistance heading towards $20,000. However, the most robust hurdle lies between $20,150 and $20,700. Previously, 460 addresses bought 1,300 YFI tokens in that range. It is strong enough to put a stop YFI's recovery. On the downside, the lack of substantial support suggests that the path of least resistance remains to the south. The IOMAP model highlights subtle support between $16,950 and $17,500. Here, 128 addresses previously bought 43 YFI. There is a possibility of the price sliding below this support to refresh levels around $16,000.

YFI IOMAP chart

YFI/USD price chart

UniSwap ready to reverse the downtrend

After going through a gruesome week, UniSwap seems ready to bounce off the current support at $3.5. The RSI highlights the possibility of bulls returning into the market as it changes course upwards. Moreover, the TD Sequential indicator is screaming buy after posting a red nine candlestick. However, it is essential to wait for a confirmation of the buy signal before going all-in on UNI. Moreover, resistance is anticipated on the upside at $4, the 50 SMA in the hourly timeframe and the $5 level.

UNI/USD hourly chart

UNI/USD price chart

Although the TD Sequential indicator is flashing a buy signal, IntoTheBlock's IOMAP model shows that the path ahead is filled with stumbling blocks. The high concentration of sellers towards $5 is alarming. It is evident that most UNI investors are out of the money because the price dropped massively immediately after they bought in. The biggest hurdle lies between $3.9 and $4. Here, 2,100 addresses bought 25 million UNI. On the flip side, the most formidable resistance lies between $3.4 and $3.5. The region houses roughly 24,000 addresses, which previously bought 14 million UNI.

UniSwap IOMAP chart

UNI IOMAP chart

UMA's woes are far from over

Despite losing more than 27% of its value in the last week, UMA's downtrend appears to be far from over. Support established at $7.2 saw the bulls' return but only for a brief period. The seller congestion at $8 ensured price action to the north did not continue.

UMA/USD 1-hour chart

UMA/USD price chart

The short-lived recovery also confirmed a bear flag pattern, which currently is the force behind the developing bearish momentum. At the time of writing, UMA is trading at $7.74. The immediate upside is capped by the 50 SMA in the hourly range. Consequently, the RSI highlights the presence of the sellers due to the dip towards the oversold region. Support at $7.5 will likely be retested before recovery comes into the picture.

UMA exchange inflow chart

UMA exchange inflow

Santiment, a renowned platform in on-chain metrics, highlights a significant decrease in UMA's exchange inflow. Since the peak, 41,510 UMA in early September, the exchange inflow has reduced significantly. Note that spikes in exchange inflow tend to precede growth in the price of the token. For now, the exchange inflow stands at 4,460 UMA, which emphasizes the selling pressure on the digital assets.

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