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Crypto Roundup Future Analysis




Crypto Roundup


A wild week with some short term bearish, long term bullish news




 

One bearish news event after the other, but just a perfect lesson in why traders use stop-losses to prevent losing their shirts during a draw-down in price as we have experienced across the board.News out of China, though a lot of misinformation is floating around, it seems certain exchanges will be halted for suspicion of criminal activity. I.C.O. are also halted, and coins will be delisted from certain exchanges, while Chinese IP addresses may also be banned.What regulators appear to be trying to do in China is clean up the industry, rather than fighting time, it seems they opted to temporarily halt certain exchanges and all I.C.O. activity. Short term this is bearish, long term it is the start of a massive consolidation in the industry where there won’t be 4403 coins to choose from. Wealth will consolidate into the top projects with the highest probability of success as viewed by the investors as well as regulators.So let’s be clear: There are a lot of dynamics going on that make taking new positions very risky for the less affluent as well as the pro. There is nothing wrong with sitting out until clarity is found.

Bitcoin

Daily Chart

Bitcoin on the daily time frame has formed a head and shoulders pattern, testing the neckline at approximately $4162. The RSI is trending down and the stochastic RSI is slipping from uptrend putting pressure on the MACD for a bearish cross.

This down draft saw Bitcoin test pivot support of approximately $4078 overnight and this morning attempting a back test of this breakdown. Dip buyers and bulls are trying to reclaim $4162.

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4 Hour Chart

On the 4-hour time frame, Bitcoin found support at the top of the Ichimoku cloud with a near oversold RSI and stochastic heading back into a downtrend.

In order for bitcoin to remain bullish and not form a bear flag, a break above the neckline approximately $4162 on volume is required to reverse the trend. This neckline will be an extremely difficult support to break above.

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Trade: Enter here in a small position, walking stop-loss up with price progression, add on a break above neckline. Continue to walk stop-losses up.
Alternative Enter on break above neckline, stop-loss just under it.
Risk: This is a risk trade, No reason to take them here.

 

Ethereum

Daily Chart

ETH on the daily time frame has set what could be viewed as a double top until we see evidence of further price progression. Not the MACD and STOCHASTIC RSI heading into down trend. Clear support is the 68ema, approximately $285.

In this draw down, ETH lost the daily pivot support and traders will be watching here for a bounce and back-test. Bulls need a break above. If ETH continues to hold this $280 – $340 range it is possible to see the formation of a bull flag, but this would be a highly speculative observation.

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4 Hour Chart

On the 4-hour time frame, ETH has hung on to pivot support 2, approximately $285, where we observe some longer term moving average support as well. A tightening range is occurring however as we observe the bearish convergence of longer-term moving averages.

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Trade: Long here, stop below $285, up to $276
Alternative Wait for break above shorter term moving averages, set stop-loss at them.
Risk: This is risk.

 

LiteCoin

Daily Chart

LTC has test daily pivot support 3 times, bouncing from it each time as dip buyers stepped in as the 30ema converged and provided additional price support. The stochastic RSI, though it has turned down from uptrend, it has not driven a significant decrease in price and it is possible LTC forms a bull flag here.

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4 Hour Chart

LTC on the 4-hour time frame has been setting lower highs and lower lows, however, we are observing the possible formation of a wedge and will be looking for a retest of the upper trend line if the price can get above the 30ema, approximately $70.38.

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Trade: Enter here, walk tight stop-losses up, looking for a small move, retest of the upper trend line. If it breaks on volume, continue to hold. If it can’t break above Close the position and wait to re-enter a retest of lower trend line if it holds. Stop losses!
Alternative Wait for a break above the upper trend-line.

 

XMR

Daily Chart

XMR on the daily time frame found support at the 30ema and is working to reclaim the daily pivot support, $111.

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4 Hour Chart

Some bullish moving average crosses are helping to support the price while the stochastic RSI inches up. XMR on the 4-hour needs to break above the 30ema/68ema convergence on volume to reclaim the daily pivot support

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Trade: Bearish below the daily pivot, bullish above, no need to take risks on this alt coin as it has already seen gains of over %400 in about 2 months.

Authored by: @satchmo

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