MARA stock price tests key resistance: Is Marathon Digital a buy?

MARA stock price tests key resistance: Is Marathon Digital a buy?

By Crispus Nyaga - min read
  • Bitcoin mining stocks made a bullish breakout this week. 

  • Marathon Digital share price soared to the highest level since November.

  • Future price action will depend on the Bitcoin price action.

Marathon Digital stock price surged to the highest level since November 2022 as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies roared back. MARA shares jumped to a high of $12.75, meaning it has soared by more than 319% from the lowest level in December. Other bitcoin mining companies in the industries like Riot Platform and Hut 8 Mining also surged.

Bitcoin mining stocks jump

The main reason why MARA stock price soared is that Bitcoin price neared the highest point this year. This rebound happened as the crypto fear and greed index soared to the greed area. 

Most analysts believe that the ongoing trend of TradFi is the main driving factor for Bitcoin prices. TradFi refers to a situation where traditional finance companies move to the crypto industry. 

On Friday, Blackrock, the biggest asset manager in the world, announced that it had applied for the iShares Bitcoin Trust with the SEC. This will be an ETF tracking the spot Bitcoin price and will be similar to the Vanguard Gold Trust.

Other large companies in the industry also unveiled their Bitcoin ETF filings. They included companies like Invesco and WisdomTree. Analysts believe that the SEC will come under pressure and allow these funds this time.

Another TradFi news was that Deutsche Bank applied for a crypto custody license in Germany. Credit Agricole, a large French bank, also received its custody license. These banks hope to take care of wealthy Europeans seeking access to the industry.

Therefore, MARA stock price is soaring because its business thrives in a period when Bitcoin price is thriving. Its future price action will depend on whether Bitcoin moves above $31,000. This is an important level since it is the upper side of the double-top pattern. As such, if it rises, it means that the double-top pattern has been invalidated.

MARA stock price forecast

The daily chart shows that the Marathon Digital stock price has been in a slow bullish trend in the past few months. The shares consolidated at around $10 in the past few weeks. It then moved slightly above the key resistance point at $12.85, the highest level on April 18. The price was along the upper side of the ascending triangle pattern.

MARA share price has jumped above the 25-day and 50-day moving averages. Therefore, while the outlook is neutral, the stock will likely have a bullish breakout as buyers target the next key resistance point at $15. A drop below the support at $10.90 will invalidate the bullish view.

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