- Litecoin bulls intensify their grip in the market; all eyes set on $80 short-term resistance and $100 ultimate resistance.
- Technically, the short-term analysis signals a bearish momentum.
If Litecoin continues with the current price action within the ascending channel, achieving $100 in the following week is almost a guarantee. At press time, LTC/USD is trading above the moving averages. Which suggests that buying influence is gaining traction. Moreover, the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) 1-hour has crossed above the 100 SMA 1-hour to show buyers have the upper hand.
Technically, the short-term analysis signals a bearish momentum. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is heading is still holding ground in the positive area. However, the negative divergence points towards increasing selling activity.
On the upside, the 21 Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is standing in the way of upward correction at $74.63. If the buyers manage to clear the resistance, there is a higher chance that LTC will trend towards $80 in this weekend session.
The immediate support is seen at $74 (moving average double-cross). In the event, a reversal occurs and the channel support is broken, bulls can anticipate support at $73, and $70 respectively.
LTC/USD 1-hour chart
Litecoin Fractal Hints Bitcoin Price May Soon Tumble to $8,300
Over the past few weeks, Bitcoin has entered into a lull, finding itself in a defined range between $9,500 and $11,500 and experiencing the motions of consolidation: declining volumes, few price spikes or drops, and a broad sentiment of indirection and indecision.
As reported by Ethereum World News, this massive lull has resulted in Bitcoin’s volatility index reading on BitMEX falling to a zone “where massive price moves are born”, as analyst Chonis put it.
Indeed, per this writer’s analysis of the metric, Bitcoin volatility is at a point not seen since two weeks prior to that one fateful day in April, which saw Bitcoin experience 20% explosion from $4,000 to $5,000. The metric is also as low as it was just days before Bitcoin plunged from the $6,000 cliff to the $3,000 bottom in late-2018.
But the question remains — in which direction will BTC decide to head in?
One eerily accurate fractal suggests a falling Bitcoin.
Fractal Suggests $2,000 Bitcoin Collapse
Capo of Crypto, an up-and-coming analyst, recently pointed out that Litecoin’s price action from late-2017 to late-2018 is hinting that the Bitcoin price may be poised to plunge. He pointed out in a recent tweet that Litecoin’s chart and Bitcoin’s chart look eerily accurate, with both sporting a descending triangle, multiple retests of the same bottom, and the testing of key Fibonacci Retracement levels.
If Bitcoin is to follow Litecoin’s price action in full, BTC could visit by $8,300 by the end of the month, marking a $2,000 (just under 20%) drop from current levels.
This isn’t a crazy theory? Just look at the two charts, which look structurally very similar.
This isn’t the only sign showing that bears may soon manage to wrest the control of the market from bulls.
Committing to the short-term bear, long-term bull persona, renowned analyst Dave the Wave recently noted that the $7,000 price level is still in reach for Bitcoin, with BTC’s relative strength index (RSI) reading still being relatively lofty compared to historical “bull market corrections”.
Bulls Still In Control
Despite this, there are still optimists.
Over the past few months, Bitcoin has found itself trading in a clear triangle, seeing higher lows and lower highs. While some have taken this as a bearish sign—consistently lower highs could be seen as a loss of bullish momentum—well-known analyst Jacob Canfield notes that per a study from Bulkwoski, descending triangles in an uptrend break upward 63% of the time.
The sentiment and fundamentals seem to be on the side of bulls. According to a recent impromptu poll of 4,000 cryptocurrency traders on Twitter by analyst Josh Rager, a majority — just around 60% — believe that Bitcoin will break above the triangle. And on the fundamental side, Bakkt is poised to launch its Bitcoin futures contracts to the world.
Litecoin (LTC/USD) forecast and analysis on September 17, 2019
Cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC/USD) is trading at 71.58. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading below the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bullish trend on Litecoin. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator stripes.
Litecoin (LTC/USD) forecast and analysis on September 17, 2019
As part of the Litecoin course forecast, a test of the level of 70.20 is expected. Where should we expect an attempt to continue the growth of LTC/USD and the further development of the upward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 75.20. The conservative Litecoin buying area is located near the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator strip at 68.00.
Cancellation of the option to continue the growth of the Litecoin exchange rate will be a breakdown of the lower boundary of the Bollinger Bands indicator strip. As well as the moving average with a period of 55 and closing of quotations of the pair below the area of 66.20. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of the bearish for LTC/USD. In case of breakdown of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bands, we should expect an acceleration in the fall of cryptocurrency.
Litecoin (LTC/USD) forecast and analysis on September 17, 2019 implies a test level of 70.20. Further growth is expected to continue to the area above the level of 75.20. The conservative area for buying Litecoin is located area of 68.00. The cancellation of the cryptocurrency growth option will be the breakdown of the level of 66.20. In this case, we should expect the continuation of the fall.
Litecoin eliminates chargebacks & high transaction fee, making it compelling case for merchants
I have probably talked to well over 1,000 businesses about Accepting Litecoin, and over 100 of them have implemented Litecoin as a means of payment”, said Jon Moore, VP of Nationwide Merchant Solutions and a vocal Litecoin proponent.
In a blog post by Litecoin Foundation, titled ‘Community Spotlight: Jon Moore Is On A #PayWithLitecoin Mission’, Moore stated that one of the main concern that he came across was that not many are unaware of the fact that Litecoin and Bitcoin can be opted as a payment option.
According to the VP, Litecoin is a great option for customers to avoid one of the most hated things in payments – “chargebacks”. He elaborated that, in the case of Litecoin transactions, customers decide exactly how much to transfer to a merchant. The merchants don’t have to worry about payment fraud since blockchain is virtually immutable.
When asked to make a compelling case as to why every merchant should accept LTC, Moore said that the cryptocurrency eliminates chargebacks and gives them an option to accept an easy payment form.
Also, Litecoin’s low transaction fees have been the biggest hit with investors. He said,
“They also save money in fees with LTC compared to those incurred from processing credit cards and other methods like PayPal.”
Source: BitInfoCharts | Litecoin Transaction Fees
He further added that when a merchant accepts Litecoin, they often gain new and loyal customers by “tapping into the fiercely loyal Litecoin community”.
One of the biggest challenges, however, that is very much prevalent, is the narrative of crypto as an investment only option, which according to Moore, is only a small part of the tech’s value. In addition to that, there are concerns surrounding the cryptocurrency industry’s price volatility. He added, “and most people don’t understand that they can convert Litecoin into US dollars.”
According to the proponent, once the masses see the bridges that exist between the traditional financial world and crypto “they generally start to feel more comfortable and warm up to the idea”. Moore is hopeful about LTC’s future, with an increasing number of products are becoming available that make it easier for people to obtain and use Litecoin.