FLOW is showing relative dormancy, followed by bearish slippage.

The last time we looked at FLOW’s performance, we noticed a support retest at $1.42. In the present, the cryptocurrency is up nearly 20% following a bullish pivot.

Since it bottomed out last Friday, FLOW has risen by 23%. (21 October). We saw a slight pullback from its weekly high of $1.76 to its press time price of $1.675.

This performance generated a lot of buzz, especially since the cryptocurrency demonstrated relative dormancy followed by bearish slippage.

 

FLOW price action

Source: TradingView

Despite the excitement, FLOW’s latest relief rally only represents a small proportion of price recovery. Especially, compared to its 56% drawdown from its August peak.

The investor’s dilemma

FLOW still has a lot of potential recovery upside before regaining the August high. On the other hand, the latest upside is not a guarantee that the bears are done hunting. There is still a substantial probability of a pivot in favor of the bears especially now that many expect more upside.

FLOW’s latest upside has it interacting with the 50-day moving average. This scenario often plays out as a reversal sign, hence there is a significant chance that it might revert to the downside as the weekend approaches.

Of course, more upside is possible if the market sentiment favors the bulls. FLOW would also be in a better position to resist the downside if it could secure strong organic demand, such as from the NFT market.

The FLOW network did record a sizable increase in NFT activity in the last two weeks. Both the NFT trades volume and total NFT trades count metrics demonstrated some upside in the second half compared to the first half of October.

FLOW NFT volumes metrics

Source: Santiment

The latest NFT volumes have not necessarily been strong enough to deliver a massive demand driver or encourage a strong bullish sentiment.

Speaking of NFTs, The FLOW network just confirmed the launch of a new NFT gallery page called Flowverse. The latter will allow NFT holders to view their NFTs within one UI.

More recently, the network announced that developers are testing NFT tweet files which might pave the way for more extensive use of NFTs on Twitter.

Developers 🤝 NFT Tweet Tiles

Now #onFlow! https://t.co/R60X80446x

— Flow (@flow_blockchain) October 27, 2022

As far as the prevailing market sentiment is concerned, FLOW did experience a slight boost in investors’ confidence this week. The same goes for its demand in the derivatives market.

FLOW metrics

Source: Santiment

Nevertheless, this confidence boost related to FLOW’s demand is largely linked to the improvements in the overall market conditions.

This is confirmation that organic demand might not come to the rescue and market conditions are still navigating the fog of uncertainty.

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