Polkadot gains 75% in one week — But can DOT price reach $20 next?

Bitcoin (BTC) has made significant moves already this year but altcoins are catching up. Once Bitcoin’s price starts to stabilize, the market environment becomes better for altcoins to begin their run.

One of the strongest performers in 2021 is Polkadot, as this cryptocurrency has been making new all-time highs day in, day out. Polkadot’s price rallied by 85% in 2021 and 75% in the past seven days, surpassing XRP in market capitalization.

DOT price eyes $20 or higher after this rally

DOT/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

The daily chart of Polkadot shows a rounded bottom construction throughout the last quarter of 2020. Since then, a beautiful support/resistance flip took place at the $4.55 level, leading to more upside.

This upward continuation kicked off with a massive rally to $10, after which demand (grey box) held for support and new levels were able to be defined using the Fibonacci extension.

One of those regions was found at $14.25-14.75, and the second one is found at $16-17, as the chart shows.

DOT/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

The primary question currently is whether DOT has finished its current run. If that is the case, areas of interest for support/resistance flips are found at the 0.35-0.382 and 0.618-0.65 Fibonacci levels.

These Fibonacci levels are often used to predict where such corrections will potentially reverse course. In Polkadot’s case, these align heavily with previous support or resistance levels, namely the $13 and $10.50 areas. This is where traders should be watching for potential buy-the-dip opportunities.

Once again, Polkadot will most likely only correct when Bitcoin starts to drop significantly. Otherwise, Polkadot and many other altcoins are currently in a good position for more upside.

However, if a correction occurs and Polkadot bottoms out, new levels of interest can be defined on the charts for the next impulse move. In that case, Polkadot might continue its surge towards $23-24 and possibly even $32-35 at a…

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