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Litecoin Driven Back Towards Last Week’s Lows


Litecoin 1H Chart 3/25; click to enlarge
litecoin 1h chart 3/25

Litecoin was unable to break above a consolidation that started at the end of last week after it marked a low around 1.60. It failed to push back above the 1.82 handle. Even though the 1H RSI suggested there was bullish momentum to start the week, this near-term bullish momentum was unable to extend bitcoin higher. Now, btcusd is trading under the 200-, 100-, and 50-hour SMAs, which are sloping down and almost in full bearish alignment (when the 50-hour is under the 100-hour, which is under the 200-hour SMAs).

The RSI did dip below 30, which reflects revival of the prevailing bearish momentum from last week. Price looks poised to test the 1.60 low now that it has broken below the 1.70 handle. Let’s monitor a pullback. If price approaches 1.75 and the 1H RSI approaches the 60 level, we should expect a bearish attempt if the market is indeed bearish. If price breaks above 1.75 and the RSI above 60, the direction in unclear again, and there would be pressure on the 1.82 resistance again.

Above 1.85, we would put the highs around 2.10 in sight. The 2.44 resistance pivot from January would also be in sight. A break above 2.45 would then open up the 2015 high around 2.75.

Let’s take a look at the 4H chart.

Litecoin (LTCUSD) 4H Chart 3/25
litecoin 4h chart 3/25
(click to enlarge)

Looking at price action since January, we can see that price action is turning bearish again in March as ltcusd held below the 200-, 100-, and 50-period SMAs, while the RSI tagged below 20 and held below 60. These are signs of bearish bias and momentum.

To the downside, below 1.60, there might be some support/resistance factors around 1.40, but the bearish outlook also has the 1.10 low on the year in sight.

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Fan Yang graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Economics. He started his trading in 2006 after joining CMS Forex, a currency broker and became their Chief Currency Analyst. In 2010, he attained his Chartered Market Technician designation. Through the years, Fan has developed trading techniques that can be applied in stocks, currencies, and almost any asset class with liquidity. Although he specializes in technical analysis he uses fundamental factors to help guide his trade ideas before using the technical tools to plan out the trades.

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