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Litecoin Price Chart Suggests Imminent Breakout

Litecoin Price Chart Suggests Imminent Breakout

Nick Cawley, Senior Strategist


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Litecoin News and Talking Points

- Litecoin (LTC) chart highlights a sharp break may be on the way.

- Ripple (XRP) showed similar chart characteristics before Monday’s jump.

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Litecoin (LTC) Price Chart Highlights Current Indecision

Litcoin (LTC), the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization ($11.5b) is seemingly stuck in a very tight trading range at present, trading either side of 50% Fibonacci support at $210. Price volatility is low with the small candles seen in the last two weeks highlighting market indecision, and the potential for a breakout in either direction. On the downside support at $172 should provide a strong backstop, although a break and close below opens weaker support at $150 and $132. On the upside, resistance between $232 and $237 needs to be cleared ahead of Fibonacci retracement at $248.

Ripple (XRP) Breakout May Show the Way

We looked at the Ripple’s Upside Breakout on Monday and the chart set-up looks similar to Litecoin in the last 8-10 trading sessions. Both charts are dominated by tight price action and low volatility with both digital tokens trading either side of strong support. Ripple’s breakout was preceded by heavy Asian buying interest, something not currently seen in Litecoin.

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Litecoin (LTC) Price Chart in US Dollars(September 26, 2017 – March 6, 2018)

Cryptocurrency Trader Resources

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--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.

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