The challenges that led to the significant sell-off of 2022 for Ethereum Classic (ETC) began to subside in the first few weeks of 2023. As a result, bulls came back to life after nearly five months in a row during which bears controlled the price action. Despite the fact that markets have risen, it appears that this recovery is only a dip on a larger time scale. This could be the extent of the rise until at least June, with multiple risk factors from 2022 resurfacing in the last 48 hours. The most likely scenario is a calm and gradual decline toward $13.53 before a recovery takes off.
Before summer, the price of Ethereum Classic is not expected to change
The price of Ethereum Classic dropped by approximately 70% in the second half of 2022 as markets experienced a high in inflation and extremely pessimistic remarks from all central banks worldwide. A few things have changed in the interim. The rate of inflation is falling, the conflict in the Ukraine is defusing somewhat, and several central banks are indicating they are through raising interest rates. But hold on, it does not mean that overnight we are out of the woods and back to the same circumstances as in 2021 during the post-COVID recovery phase.
The aforementioned factors have helped ETC price rebound, but none of them have been fixed in the interim, and several of them have even flared again this week: Inflation is expected to cease its decrease or perhaps leap back up as a shipping bottleneck is impeding the supply of electronics and new automobiles, and Ukraine is poised to get a large number of strategic heavy tanks from the US and Germany, which will heighten tensions. Several significant economies are at danger of going into recession in the middle of this. Due to the current economic and geopolitical environment, there has been some recovery; nonetheless, expect that red falling trend line to be respected well into 2023, with $13.53 acting as a base and prices gradually moving higher toward the summer.
The previously anticipated breakout might be set off by a series of factors, such as peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, inflation plunging toward 2%, or multiple economies exhibiting signs of a Goldilocks scenario. That breakout is, of course, above the red falling trend line. Since a complete recovery of the losses from 2022 seems improbable, look instead for a reasonable level near $50.36 to act as a strong barrier based on the market’s responses last month.