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Stellar (XLM) Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: The Rhythm of the Bear

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Support levels can be extremely important. They are essential when they hold, but they are almost more important when they don’t. As we take a look at Stellar (XLM) and Litecoin (LTC), you will note this idea very much in effect on these charts.

Stellar (XLM)

Price Analysis

  • High: $0.20351
  • Low: $0.19719
  • 24-Hour Volume: $66.95M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -26.11%

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Stellar (XLM) had been a clear outperformer during the July bounce that took hold in the cryptocurrency complex and drove several coins up to test their 200-day simple moving averages.

Hence, we expected to see Stellar (XLM) show some kind of allegiance to its rising 50-day simple moving average as support, especially since it came in confluence with a prior range high price level support.

That type of combination is often hard to break, mainly when you see it in a relative strength market. However, in this case, it doesn’t appear to have been difficult to break at all.

Stellar (XLM) just sliced right down through it.

We are now seeing this chart nearing a test of critical support, and opening up the potential for another bearish technical breakdown if that support doesn’t hold as well. The key levels to watch at this point are lined up at $0.20, $0.18, and $0.17.

Litecoin (LTC)

Price Analysis

  • High: $64.223
  • Low: $60.433
  • 24-Hour Volume: $308.51M
  • 7-day Percent Change: -18.61%

Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

It has been a very rough ride for Litecoin (LTC) over recent days, but there aren’t too many coins for which one can’t make the very same statement.

Litecoin (LTC) broke lower along with everything else last week after finding strong resistance at a sharply declining 50-day simple moving average. That sparked a break under the $80 level, which also represented a sloped support level, and then the waterfall decline began from there.

At this point, the downside that we’ve seen over the last 48 hours is starting to become persistent and dramatic enough that the one bullish factor this chart had in its favor is beginning to melt away: the bullish divergence found on the 14-day RSI measure when compared with the pivot low scored on the charts in late June.

If momentum persists, look for the next major challenge to be at support at the $55 level.

That said, LTC is perhaps at a more advanced point in the rhythm of the bearish trend and may unleash a vicious bounce if the pool of weak-handed HODLers has already run dry.

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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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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them…

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