While overall market conditions have improved somewhat over the past week or so as the bleed lower has subsided for now and many cryptocurrencies enjoying a respectable bounce from lower depths, the struggle continues within a challenging environment.
In particular, numerous, if not the majority of coins/tokens continue to trade below their 20; 50 and 200 day moving averages, which paints an unfavorable technical picture as well as confirming the primary trend, which remains lower.
During the past several months, we’ve attempted to provide readers with some clarity as well as levels that both investors/traders could monitor and may find beneficial in attempting to navigate the landscape in the hopes of avoiding the tripping of landmines that have littered the field with an emphasis on risk management via the strict adherence to suggested levels of potential resistance and support of various names.
More specifically, we’ve made it very clear that from a short-term perspective, the 20 day moving average has proved to be a reliable guide throughout these past several months with regards to direction and nothing has changed or altered despite the bump in prices from their recent lows.
With that behind us, let’s take a look at the action of both Ethereum (ETH) and LiteCoin (LTC) in which both continue to demonstrate and validate our reference to the importance of the action surrounding their 20 day SMA via the charts below.
As we can observe from the chart of Ethereum above, ETH continues to trade below its 20 (yellow line); 50 (blue line) and 200 (red line) day simple moving averages. In addition, we can also witness that since mid-May, ETH’s 20 day SMA has provided headwinds/resistance on four (4) separate occasions indicated via the shaded boxes with ETH unable to clear the hurdle and ‘stick/HODL’, thus far.
Therefore, as we’ve noted in numerous previous articles, both investors/traders would be wise in further monitoring of the action surrounding the short-term 20 day moving average, not just for ETH, but for any and all names that investors/traders may be following or have a current position in, for further clues/evidence with respect to direction. Until or unless such conditions/developments change or alter, we’ll continue to place emphasis on the 20 day SMA for short-term purposes.
Moving forward, the following levels may provide both investors/traders with some clarity with respect to direction and may want to utilize as a guide.
If, at any time in the days/weeks ahead, ETH is capable of clearing its 20 day moving average, presently residing at 470 and can ‘stick’, such development, should it materialize, would be and encouraging short-term start. Perhaps more importantly, should ETH go top-side of the 493 figure, such development may then open the door for a potential run into the 500-545 zone, which is where we find the declining 50 day SMA (534ish).
On the other side of the ledger, both investors/traders may want to utilize the 440 as primary as well as the 400-420 zone as secondary levels of potential support.
Nevertheless, ETH remains in a battle for control of its 20 day moving average as we stroke the keys on the keyboard.
Without being redundant, much like ETC, LiteCoin continues to trade in similar fashion with LTC trading below all of its moving averages and continuing to do battle with its very own 20 day SMA at present evidenced via the daily chart above.
Similarly, LTC has failed on three (3) separate occasions thus far to clear its 20 day SMA since mid-May and finds itself in a struggle as we write.
Moving forward, potential resistance resides at the 90 as well as the 97 and 103 levels, while potential short-term support can be found at the 77-78 as well as 70-73 zone.
Needless to say, both ETC and LTC are presently engaged in a battle royale and continue to find headwinds/resistance at their 20 day SMA’s. Until or unless they can clear that initial hurdle, it will be difficult for either to gain traction as well as upside momentum.
For the latest cryptocurrency news, join our Telegram!
Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.
Image courtesy of Pexels
Charts courtesy of tradingview.com
Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors
When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat. These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor. But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.
Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace. The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information. Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed. Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?
While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.
Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors. The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…
CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership
As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible. While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not. The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above. In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country. Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.
In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map. Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells. BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.
Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world. Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…
Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity
While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle. Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance. One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess. That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS. These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there. While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.
What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?
In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount. There are several examples of this in our day to day lives. Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers. Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has. The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.
The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs. Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…
Warren Buffett and TRON’s Justin Sun Finally Meet for Charity Lunch
Should You Invest in TRON in 2020?
CoinField Launches Sologenic Initial Exchange Offering
featured2 weeks ago
Altcoin Magazine has Rebranded as The Capital and 100x’ed its ambitions
Bitcoin2 weeks ago
5 Best Places to Bet with Bitcoin
Don't Miss2 weeks ago
Best Study Resources to Pass CompTIA SY0-501 Exam and How Should You Use Exam Dumps to Prepare?
Don't Miss1 week ago
Many of the Top Sports Betting Websites for 2020 Can Be Found On Boomtown’s Best Betting Page
Don't Miss2 weeks ago
Learn 2 Trade Launches Real-Time Crypto Signals Service
Don't Miss2 weeks ago
What Prevents Crypto from Becoming the Top Payment Method
Featured news6 days ago
5 reasons why you should use a brokerage exchange service to buy and convert cryptocurrencies
Don't Miss5 days ago
CoinField Launches Sologenic Initial Exchange Offering