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Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple - Prices Slump, Rebound Weak | Webinar

Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple - Prices Slump, Rebound Weak | Webinar

2018-08-15 12:30:00
Nick Cawley, Analyst
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Cryptocurrency Prices, News and Technical Analysis

  • Bitcoin slips below $6,000 but ratchets back.
  • Ethereum breaks through noted support and may struggle on the upside.

Cryptocurrency Market Losses over $630 billion YTD

Market sentiment continues to remain weak after the latest heavy sell-off. The overall market capitalization fell to a low around $193 billion, a loss of $630+ billion during 2018. Even heavier losses were recorded in the ICO market with sellers spilling over into the main players. Ethereum in particular fell sharply as ICO holders bailed – most ICOs were bought using Ethereum – breaking noted support at $359. This now becomes resistance with support not seen until the $200 level.

Most coin charts are showing a series of lower highs this month, a negative technical set-up and one that points to further losses ahead. The recent rebound is looking shallow and weak and most coins remain stuck in a downtrend.

Ethereum (ETH) Daily Price Chart (January 22 – August 15, 2018)

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What’s your opinion on the latest market crash? Share your thoughts and ideas with us using the comments section at the end of the article or you can contact me on Twitter @nickcawley1 or via email at nicholas.cawley@ig.com.

--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.

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