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  • XLM is trading at $0.0762 and faces steep resistance ahead.
  • Several indicators are showing XLM could be on the verge of a pullback.

Stellar gained around $230 million in market capitalization over the past week after a significant bull move from $0.07 to a peak of $0.079 on October 12. It seems that XLM could be facing some short-term resistance, according to numerous indicators. 

XLM gets ready for a pullback

On the daily chart, we can observe several indicators turning against XLM. First of all, we have the moving averages, the 50-SMA at $0.0797 is acting as a healthy resistance level. Similarly, the 200-SMA has acted as a resistance point for several days in the past and has just rejected the price again.

XLM/USD daily chart

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Perhaps the most concerning sign is the TD sequential indicator, which has presented a sell signal on the daily chart. The last time it flashed this signal, the price of XLM dropped 28% within the next three weeks. A similar drop would take XLM down to $0.054. However, there is a support level above at $0.067. 

XLM/USD 4-hour chart

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On the other hand, on the 4-hour chart, the last sell signal presented by the TD sequential indicator was invalidated by sideways trading. More importantly, bulls are currently defending all three SMAs. The nearest is the 200-SMA at $0.076, which has acted as a healthy support level for the past three days.

The most crucial resistance level was established at $0.078 and tested several times between October 10 and today. A breakout above this point can push the digital asset to $0.08, where the 50-SMA stands on the daily chart and up to $0.09, the 100-SMA.

Critical points to look out for

On the bearish side, if the selling pressure continues mounting and the price of XLM gets rejected from the 50-SMA on the daily chart, we could see bears attempt to break $0.07 and take XLM down to $0.067, the nearest support level with a maximum price target of $0.054. 

If the bulls can defend the 200-SMA at $0.076 on the 4-hour chart, they will have a real chance of pushing XLM towards $0.08 in the short-term. The longer-term price target would be $0.09, where the 50-SMA is established on the daily chart.