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IOTA and EOS Present Technical Factors of Major Near-Term Interest

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As technicians, we approach markets of any kind armed with the insight that, at the most basic level, any market is merely a crowd of people.

As history shows quite clearly – and as an insight that forms the very foundation of the field of statistics – while individuals are impossible to predict with any large sample accuracy, a crowd of people is a very predictable object over time.

This is, in fact, the most basic insight that drives the field of technical analysis.

As the crypto complex progresses in its evolution toward being perhaps the world’s next big asset class, trading volumes and liquidity levels continue to rise, and charts for many different coins continue to build out in terms of a history littered with formations, patterns, and levels that grow over time in significance as they are reinforced, repeated, or broken. This process suggests a growing importance for traditional hard-core technical analysis as a market tool and a source of edge for crypto traders going forward.

With that in mind, we will be taking a close look at two charts today, each of which carries very interesting features, particularly when it comes to casting and reading the tea leaves over the near future.

IOTA (MIOTA)

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The IOTA chart is powerfully defined by the one dollar level. As you can see in the image above, this level was key resistance last year, defining a couple of important highs before releasing into a massive acceleration higher in late November and early December at the height of the bubble blow-off stage for Bitcoin.

With the bursting of the Bitcoin mania, the crypto complex as a whole has been mired in a bear market context during the first half of 2018.

However, we are increasingly seeing signs of potential key support begin to come into play for many coins, IOTA being another excellent example.

IOTA formed an initial pivot low at the $1 level in early April and has just recently retested that level in late June trading.

Sentiment in the cryptocurrency complex has become extremely sour, suggesting that many charts such as this one could potentially be washed out at this point.

Traders focused on IOTA for the prospect of near-term gains should look for this key support level at the $1 area to hold firm and lead to an eventual breakout back above the 50-day simple moving average shown here.

If that type of pattern manifests itself, it could lead to a very quick range test of the highs that we’ve seen over the last several months, providing for a technical target of triple-digit percentage possibilities for IOTA bulls.

But the first order of business is to continue to see key support hold and signal that a sustainable base has been constructed by deeper pockets moving into this coin.

EOS (EOS)

Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

For traders focused on EOS, there is a lot to be gained by a critical focus on the pattern we see defining this chart over the past eight months.

As should be visible in the chart above, EOS is playing out a clear bullish trend with higher highs and higher lows, defined primarily by the trendline shown in the image as the dotted line.

This trend was initially defined by the pivot low formed in mid-March of this year through a minor violation of support at the $5 level. That pivot low was marked most significantly by an oversold print in the 14 day RSI measure – the first such print seen in EOS this year. In other words, this pullback (which also happened to resolve at a key Fibonacci level) came within the context of an upwardly biased tape over recent months and formed a higher low with a major oversold reading in a key oscillator.

In point of fact, this is a textbook rhythm for an upwardly trending market. From that point, EOS quadrupled in price in just about a month with an aggressive move in April.

Since that pivot high topped, we have seen a sharp correction right back to that key defining upward trend line, culminating in another clear oversold RSI print, this time at the $7.50 level – the only oversold RSI print that we’ve seen since the pivot low scored in mid-March.

Once again, we have a textbook pattern defining an upwardly trending market. This suggests the possibility that the next wave higher is setting up to get started soon. One can easily measure risk on a strategy to take advantage of this by simply being willing to hold onto a position here until or unless that key trendline is broken to the downside.

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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.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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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…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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