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Analysis: Bitcoin Energy Point is Today (+ Litecoin, Ethereum, Augur, Monero, Zcash & Ripple)

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Bitcoin has been rallying for what seems like forever, but there is a fairly significant set of resistances in the chart that will likely be reached today or tomorrow.  A long-term 5th arc (black) and shorter-term arcs (the green 2nd arc will likely yield, but the next two will likely have a lot of stopping power, especially the last one.  The 3rd arc and 5th arcs intersect exactly at energy point.  Energy point is TODAY.  Likely not a coincidence.

Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic has had a decent rally, we now have a target of  ~ $8.5

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Ethereum

Last time we took a close look at ETH it was bouncing off support at 90.  Wow – what a difference a day makes.  Traders should take some profits soon.  IMHO this vertical rally will not last much longer.

Litecoin

This coin has been a bit of a disappointment. It rallied where expected, but the rally has so far been very weak.  Support is likely to be found at the 1×1 angle (highlighted).

Augur

REP has been moving sideways a long time, but it is reaching both the end of the setup and an energy point.  Watch it carefully…

Monero

XMR has rallied back to its high of several weeks ago. If it can close above the arc, the 3rd arc will be the next target at ~$34.

Ripple

Ripple fell to the top of square, indicated by the arrow, exactly on the end of the square.  That was likely a good buying opportunity, as I tweeted at the time.

Zcash

ZEC is currently trading within a 2nd arc pair.  If/when it can close above the arc, a next target will be ~ $115.

Remember:  The author is a trader who is subject to all manner of error in judgment.  Do your own research, and be prepared to take full responsibility for your own trades.

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  1. ridesisapis

    May 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

    shouldn’t we hear buy signal for ETH as of yesterday? it was extremely painful, especially for newbies watching the graph as last articles has suggested “i would not buy this yet” and than wait for “104$” price target without immediate reaction from here

  2. majykman

    May 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

    What chart do you use/ where do you get them with this view? Thanks

  3. ridesisapis

    May 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

    are these bad news for ones who invested in ETH at yesterday’s top ~139 “IMHO this vertical rally will not last much longer” and LTC “This coin has been a bit of a disappointment” ? I really think that “staying sharp in todays market” was worth of a post here yesterday, don’t take me wrong

  4. ridesisapis

    May 20, 2017 at 11:16 am

    ~130$ sorry, anyway thanks for your posts and analysis, this things happen

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      $130 was given as a target for eth last week, I believe. It got to $129… As for LTC, it will likely do well in the not-distant future for those with a bit of patience.

      We all hate buying tops and selling bottoms, but we all do it from time to time. Me too.

      My columns here are not meant to dispense specific exit/entry points. There are too many markets for me to cover them all adequately. This is essentially a blog right? Also, I don’t know what readers trading objectives or timeframes are. Some trade 5 minute charts, some trade weekly charts.

      I will likely launch a new service in the not-distant future that will offer additional services for those who want/need more specific trading tips than are possible in a blog format.

      Follow me on twitter for now…

      • ridesisapis

        May 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

        alright, many thanks for your response

  5. tja

    May 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Hi Jim,
    I’m new to this. Can you tell me, what an energy point means? What should I do, if it reaches an energy point? Thank you

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Energy point is just a time when something is likely to happen. Think of it like a full moon or a fibonacci extension in time. Just a time-frame to be alert to a trading opportunity that might develop.

  6. Skidoo850

    May 20, 2017 at 11:45 am

    How do you think Ripple will go over the next few weeks?

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      A new rally seems to have begun. Likely will make a new ATH, then correct hard. We will see…

  7. parmmd

    May 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Hello. Thanks for your insight. Any comments on stellar lumens ? Whats a good price objective.?

    Thanks

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      I like Stellar. I am surprised it has been so quiet. It will wake up soon I imagine. Target of
      .085 seems reasonable to me.

  8. mzvyga

    May 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Привет Jim , спасибо за твои публикации!!! они реально помогают зарабатывать.
    Ты делаешь большое дело и Бог наградит тебя своей благодатью))) ты делаешь счастливыми людей и эти эмоции и радость снисходят на тебя! Большое спасибо!!!!
    Thank you very much my friend!

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you for the kind words 🙂

  9. Iggy1994

    May 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    JIm, I made a mistake and purchased a bunch of BCN (Bytecoin) couple days when the market was up 280%, since next day it plunged to -40% but since has been slowly recovering and is now at +5%. should i hold?

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 20, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      Bytecoin is not traded at kraken, so I don’t actively follow it. But I did a quick and dirty look at BCNXBT. While it is clear you bought a top, it also seems likely that if you can afford to hold it for awhile you will get your money back, and then some. May take a bit of time, but we aren’t talking years – weeks more likely.

  10. D1DT

    May 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Great analysis as always Jim! (And great to hear you are considering a new/additional service) 😉

  11. thoth

    May 21, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Ewww

    I was trading loads of ETH between that .047-.051 only to move to LTC around .0135…

    Worked out well, Now I bag hold till next week or so in LTC

    LOL

  12. vishindia3006

    May 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Hey Jim. I’ve found your insights very helpful. Had a question. I have 0.6 btc. Should I trade it in any coin or keep it as such. My time frame is 3 months but can go longer. Currently I mainly have XRP and BTC and a few ETC, LTC, DCR, XEM and GNT. Please help. I don’t want to miss out on profits.

    • Jim Fredrickson

      May 22, 2017 at 1:31 am

      It’s an opinion question… IMHO 0.6 BTC has a better chance of doubling in the next 3 months in one of the altcoins. LTC, ETH, or XRP are all great longer term coins.

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Crypto Update: Coins Lose Ground as Range Trading Continues

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While the weekend rally got bulls hope up that the consolidation phase might have ended, the technical setup hasn’t changed much in the segment, and today all of the major coins are lower again. The losses, which range from 2-5%, are not significant from a long-term standpoint, and most of the top coins are still clearly above the crucial support levels that mark the lower boundaries of the short-term trading ranges.

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With that in mind, traders still shouldn’t change their neutral stance, as there is no clear momentum present that would justify new positions here. Bitcoin continues to slightly outperform most altcoins today, but the divergence is not significant from a technical standpoint. Trading volumes continue to be well below the levels of the recent weeks, and that reinforces the bullish consolidation scenario.

BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

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BTC drifted back below the key $8400-$8600 zone, and it remains stuck the lower boundary of the range today, despite its slight relative strength. As the short-term MACD indicator is neutral, and our trend model is also on a neutral signal, further choppy trading is likely ahead.  Short-term support is found near the intraday low, at $8150, with a stronger zone between $7650-$7800, with further resistance ahead between $9000 and $9200, $10,000, and $10,500.

ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Ethereum is trading right at the center of the short-term range, as the coin gave back most of its weekend gains, while losing its relative strength in the process as well. The coin remains on a neutral short-term trend signal similarly to the broader market, with the price action still being consistent with an orderly correction. Resistance is ahead between $735 and $780, at $845 and $900, while support is found between $625 and $645 and between $555 and $575.

Tron Still Outperforms as Correlations Remain High

TRX/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Tron made the most progress among the op coins since bottoming out after the correction, and the coin remains bullish from a short-term perspective despite the current pullback. The $0.075 support/resistance level is in the center of attention, while the late-April high at $0.010 is the next target for the move. As the broader market remains in a corrective phase, but the coin is one of the prime candidates to hit a new high in the coming weeks.

Dash, Monero, Ripple, and Litecoin are still weaker than segment average, while the recently lagging IOTA held the key $1.7 level. For now, there is still no sign of a developing robust leadership, as EOS failed to regain its bullish momentum, and no major joined Tron in the rally.

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Disclaimer:  The analyst owns cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but doesn’t engage in short-term or day-trading, nor does he hold short positions on any of the coins.

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Technical Analysis: Dow Jones Moves Toward Intermediate-Term Target, Closes above 25,000

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Technical Overview

  • On May 8, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was on the verge of completing a 2-month bottoming pattern. On May 9, the index gave the buy signal with a minimum price target of 26,200 (1,300 points from the point of the breakout – white vertical trendline in Figure 1).
  • Last week’s advance fell less than 5 points short of the 25,000 level. The 8 EMA served as support during the subsequent correction (yellow line).
  • Today (May 21), the index jumped by nearly 300 points to close above 25,000 for the first time since March 13.
  • The Feb 9 & April 2 lows have created a tentative “double bottom” formation. The pattern will be completed if the index breaks above the pattern’s interim high (red horizontal trendline).

Major support levels:

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  • The 24,600 level (last week’s base).
  • The neckline of the inverse H&S pattern (white downward-sloping trendline, currently at 24,200).

Major resistance levels:

  • Double bottom interim high at 25,800 (red trendline).
  • Origin of February correction & January high – 26,400 to 26,617 range.

Figure 1. Dow Jones Industrial Average Daily Chart

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Implications

  • While the tech-heavy NASDAQ pulled back from its intraday high, DJIA continues to perform strongly, marching towards the upside target obtained from the H&S pattern.
  • In one trading session, the index made up for an entire week of sideways/corrective movement. Such price action is indicative of fast-moving markets, which are leaping towards a specific target. In this case, the completion of the inverse H&S is expected to continue driving the index higher at least until it retests the 25,800 level.
  • If the index moves above 25,800 the double bottom will be completed. A move above January’s high will further strengthen the bullish thesis and shift the long-term outlook to bullish.
  • Long positions in index-tracking ETFs and constituents recommended.

 Outlook

  • Short-term outlook as long as the index remains above its 8 EMA.
  • Intermediate-term bullish as long as the index remains above the neckline of the inverse H&S pattern.

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Crypto Update: Sideways Drift Continues as Bitcoin Fights with the $8400 Level

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The largest coins attempted another rally towards the end of the weekend, but today the, not too strong, momentum faded and the majority of the majors is sliding lower today. The coins are in or close to the recent trading ranges, with the whole segment hovering in or near the recent ranges, without major changes in the technical setups.

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The low-momentum environment means that the coins are still on neutral short-term trend signals, and traders should still wait before entering new positions, as the short-term trend remains corrective. That said, most of the majors are holding up above crucial support levels and the underlying bullish trend is intact while the overbought readings that developed during the late-April rally are being cleared. Out of the top coins, only Tron made significant technical progress, and until a clear leadership develops, choppy conditions will likely continue.

BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

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Bitcoin finally showed some relative strength today, reclaiming the $8400 level, and reaching an intraday maximum near $8600. Despite the move, the coin is now back near the key support level, and with $8700 level still ahead as strong resistance, the trend signal remains neutral.  While the coin drifted out from the declining short-term trend, a new trend hasn’t established yet.

Short-term support is found near $8150, while the $7650-$7800 range provides long-term support, with resistance ahead between $9000 and $9200, $10,000, and $10,500.

ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Ethereum is still hovering around the $700 level, still in a corrective phase following strong April rally, and the coin remains on a neutral trend signal as well. Resistance is still ahead between $735 and $780, with targets above that at $845 and $900, while support is found between $625 and $645 and between $555 and $575.

Total Market Value Stuck Below $400 Billion

IOT/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

As altcoins gave back a large portion of the weekend gains, the total market cap of the coins is at $380 billion again, despite Bitcoin’s stability. On a negative note, the previous leaders of the rally, IOTA and EOS failed to make a move, and the latter is showing weakness today, trading near the correction low. All in all, price action points to further consolidation in the segment, and traders should remain patient until buy signals start ot pop up.

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