Shiba Inu Price Recovers 100% After Record Lows Against Dogecoin — More Upside Ahead?

The price of Shiba Inu (SHIB) was at its lowest against top competitor Dogecoin (DOGE) in November 2022. Three months later, the momentum has reversed.

SHIB price increases 100% against DOGE

On February 4, 2023, the SHIB/DOGE pair reached 0.00001638 DOGE, up almost 100% three months after falling to 0.00000993 DOGE, the lowest level on record.

SHIB/DOGE daily price chart. Source: TradingView

The sharp rebound came as investor focus turned to the upcoming launch of Shibarium, a Shiba Inu-backed layer 2 blockchain built on the Ethereum mainnet, announced on January 16.

As Cointelegraph reported, the SHIB price rally gained momentum in the middle References that Shibarium will be released on February 14th.

Dogecoin’s fundamentals looked pale in comparison, with Elon Musk suspending a bot from DOGE for violating Twitter’s rules.

Still, both memecoins are off to a great start in 2023. SHIB/USD is up nearly 85% while DOGE/USD is up 36% year-to-date.

What’s next for SHIB/DOGE?

The SHIB/DOGE uptrend is expected to continue in the coming weeks, according to several technical indicators.

Specifically, the pair could climb to 0.00002181 by March 2023 based on historical cycles, up about 40% from current price levels, as shown in the chart below.

SHIB/DOGE daily price chart. Source: TradingView

DOGE, SHIB price drop in February?

But while SHIB appears to be in a better position to outperform DOGE, both memecoins face headwinds against the dollar in February.

For example, Dogecoin is at risk of a minor correction against the dollar in the coming days as it exhibits a potential bullish wedge pattern.

Bullish wedges are bearish reversal patterns that show price is rising within two converging, rising trend lines. They are resolved after the price breaks below the lower trend line and falls as far as the maximum height of the wedge.

Applying the scenario to the DOGE daily price chart brings its downside target to $0.0850, down 10% from current price levels

DOGE/USD daily price chart with bullish wedge. Source: TradingView

Meanwhile, SHIB/USD also looks overstretched on its daily chart, based on its relative strength indicator of 81 — higher than 70 is considered “overbought.”

Additionally, it now faces a strong resistance zone around $0.00001517 where a pullback is likely. If this is the case, February could see the SHIB price drop to $0.00001300-$0.000013000 – its most volatile area in recent months, down 13%-20% from current price levels.

SHIB/USD Daily Price Chart. Source: TradingView

Conversely, a break above the $0.00001517 resistance would position the SHIB for a run to $0.00001651, the upside target of the prevailing bull setup.

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