Litecoin Price Technical Analysis For 08/01/2016– Critical Upside Break – The Basics about Cryptocurrency

  • Litecoin price finally managed to move higher and broke a major bearish trend line on the hourly chart (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The recent upside break looks critical, as the price managed to clear a couple of key resistance levels.
  • The most important break was above the triangle pattern on the 2-hours chart (data feed from HitBTC), which was acting as a barrier for more gains.

Litecoin price recent break was encouraging, and may lift the market sentiment to enable buyers to take it further higher in the near term.

Buy Dips?

Yesterday, there were a couple of attempts by sellers to take Litecoin price down, but they failed. As a result, buyers stepped in and took the price higher. The most important point was the fact that the price managed to climb above a few critical resistance levels. First, there was a major bearish trend line on the hourly chart via the data feed from Bitfinex, which was broken during the upside drift. Moreover, the price also closed successfully above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

A new weekly high was formed near $3.64 where the upside was stalled. There is a chance that the price may correct lower during the coming sessions. However, considering the recent break, one may consider buying dips in that situation. An initial support can be around the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3.42 low to $3.64 high. The most critical support area on the downside can be around the broken trend line, which may act as a support moving ahead. The 100 hourly simple moving average, and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3.42 low to $3.64 high are sitting near it. So, it’s safe to say that there is a major support area formed near $3.55.

We mentioned time and again that $3.55 is a significant resistance, and now since the price is above it there is a possibility of more gains. Furthermore, the broken resistance area at $3.55-50 may now act as a support. When we speak of a break, then if we look at the higher timeframe, we can easily analyze that the recent upside ride was convincing. There was a monster triangle pattern formed 2-hours chart with data feed from HitBTC, which was broken to pave the way for more gains.

The price is currently trading near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $3.79 high to $3.46 low. A break above the stated level could easily take the price towards the last swing high or $3.76. So, an ideal target of buyers could be somewhere around the mentioned level. Overall, buying dips may be a good idea as long as the price stays above the $3.55-50 area.

Looking at the indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is about to change the slope to bullish, which is positive sign moving ahead.

Hourly RSI – The RSI is above the 50 level, which means buyers are in control.

Intraday Support Level – $3.55

Intraday Resistance Level – $3.65

Charts from Bitfinex and HitBTC; hosted by Trading View