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You may have heard a similar story before but I assure you this is something completely different.

There once was a young millennial named Goldilocks. One day she looked at her bank account and realized that the money sitting there was not earning her any interest and that due to inflation she was actually losing money every year.

So she naively wandered into the world of investments. A world that is full of hungry wolves who would just as soon eat Goldy than help her.

Finally, after a ton of research, she spotted a broker that she felt she could trust. But the broker had so many assets to trade that Goldy’s head started spinning as soon as she walked in the door.

First, she tried the cryptocurrencies. But this market was too young and way too volatile.

Next, she tried the stock markets. But the markets were way too high and Goldy had no way of getting into this market without grossly overpaying for the shares she wanted to buy.

Finally, she tried the bond markets. But the Fed had already bought all of the good bonds and there was nothing left at a reasonable price for poor Goldilocks.

I forget how the story ends but I hope it’ something along the lines of all the investors coming back to their senses, valuations slowly returning to normal, and Goldilocks living happily ever in peace and harmony with the financial markets.

Mati Greenspan
eToro, Senior Market Analyst

 

Please note: All data, figures, and graphs below are valid as of July 10th. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to lose.

Market Overview

Pheww. The G20 meetings are over without any drastic headlines. In fact, the leaders of the world seem to be surprisingly on the same page. They were even able to put out a unified statement.

The G20 reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Climate Accords, even while noting the US’s planned departure from the deal. The statement contained no mention of North Korea. So it seems that issue is safely under the rug for now.

The Trump-Putin meeting produced some interesting headlines as well. Most notable, that Trump asked Putin if Russia interfered in the US elections. Putin said no. Some are now considering this issue as a closed case as well. Of course, we’ll wait until special investigator Robert Mueller gives the final word.

The Jobs Report last Friday was also quite eventful. The US economy managed to add an astonishing 222,000 jobs. The job market is certainly running hot at this point, some might say it’s running too hot.

The only issue is that despite the diminishing labor force wages don’t seem to be rising. Over the past year, average hourly wages grew by just 0.2%.

The market did much of nothing. First it went too high, then too low and ended up finding something that was just right… where it started.

The stocks on the other hand, were very happy about this report and we can see the Dow Jones rose sharply on the news.

Of course. it doesn’t take much to please the stock markets these days.

Gold reversal

According to an article on Bloomberg this morning, over the past month investors have gone from extremely bullish to extremely bearish.

The reason seems to be the expectations of rising rates in the United States. However, this doesn’t make much sense. The expectation of rising rates has been happening for months. It’s not some new piece of information that now needs to be priced in.

The following chart was posted by a guy named Mark Baillie and shows the price of gold over the last hundred years compared to the supply of US Dollars in the market.

So, it does appear that we’re seeing some sort of long-term divergence in the market over the past 4 years.

Less than $100B

The Crypto market is currently seeing the most pressure it’s seen since 2013, and arguably the most pressure ever as we see yet another completely red day for this industry.

Of the top 30 most valuable cryptos only 3 are currently in the green. This as the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies has dropped significantly below $100 Billion.

Still, if we look at the last three months it’s quite clear that we’re still up exponentially since April.

As with gold, one of the best strategies I’ve seen for the crypto markets is to think long term. Don’t be surprised or startled by short-term movements.

Buy low sell high, and always have sufficient diversity in your account.

Have an amazing week ahead!

This content is for information and educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or an investment recommendation. 

Past performance is not an indication of future results. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you’re prepared to lose.

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Zcash Price Analysis: ZEC/USD Penetrating Vital Resistance, Which is Key for Greater Upside

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  • Zcash has remained elevated over the past few days, as a result of potential speculation across the social media space regarding a Coinbase listing.
  • ZEC/USD bulls must break down supply area heading into $140, to unlock chunky buying pressure.

ZEC/USD bulls have been pressing hard to break above the very stubborn resistance, which is seen just above the $140 price territory. For going on six sessions now, the price has failed to clear the above supply area. It is seen tracking from $138 up to $140. ZEC/USD has not been above this territory since 28th September. There has been much penetration of this, which very well could suggest a strong breakout to come.

Zcash Speculation

Efforts by Coinbase to expand its offering has raised speculation that ZEC may be due for consideration. As recently reported, the largest U.S exchange, announced the listing of Basic Attention Token (BAT) on its trading platform and apps. Elsewhere, they opened the doors for trading 0x (ZRX), which was the first ERC-20 token to have been listed on the platform. Given these moves, there has been continued speculation across the social media space regarding possible listing of Zcash along with the likes of Cardano (ADA), and Stellar (XLM).

Technical Review – ZEC/USD

ZEC/USD daily chart

The ZEC/USD bulls are having a hard time, as their rallies continue to be short-lived due to repetitive failure to breach key resistance. On each occasion the price has entered the detailed supply area, heading into $140, it has been sent back south by some force. It could very well be that ZEC/USD is moving within consolidation mode, after the chunky recent surge. The bulls had seen a decent run from October 31st. Gains seen within this period were a chunky 20%.

Support Levels

Looking to the downside, a decent level of daily support can be eyed just sub-$128. During the current form of consolidation eyed, this area has proven to be of use. Further south, eyes would be back on the breached pennant pattern. This is where ZEC/USD began its most recent forceful upside trend. The price had managed to catch some bidding at the lower part of the pattern to then see a breakout to the upside. A potential pullback to the pennant could see the price around $118.

Upside Targets

Should the market bulls manage to gather enough upside momentum, eyes will be on another retest of the supply heading into $140. A breach above will likely see the price heading for another supply zone, observed at $145. ZEC/USD last traded here on 28th September, before resuming its downward trend. Further north, the highs seen early September within the $160 territory. Lastly, any move above here, could likely see some strong buying pressure, with a fast move back into $200.

Disclaimer: The author owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.

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Bitcoin Cash Continues To Drop Ahead Of The Hard Fork

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The past few months have been really quiet in the crypto world.  Traders are used to dealing with big stories and big drama.  And while there hasn’t been much drama over the past few months, that’s all about to change.  Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has had a crazy 30 days of trading ahead of its scheduled hard fork on November 15.

For a while, it appeared that BCH would be trading near a high as the fork commenced.  BCH had a strong rally for about a week starting on November 1.  The price soared by more than 50% as it reached its high of approximately $637.  But over the past week, the price has been tanking and doesn’t show any signs of recovering.  Since November 7, BCH has dropped in value by more than 20%.

Why Is Bitcoin Cash Falling Ahead of the Fork?

There are two possible explanations for why Bitcoin Cash is dropping ahead of the scheduled hard fork.  One reason is profit taking.  Although a 50% return wouldn’t have meant much in 2017, it certainly is a lot in 2018.  However, a second and potentially more troubling reason is the conflict between Bitcoin Cash SV and Bitcoin Cash ABC.

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and the biggest proponent of Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV), appears to be at war with Roger Ver, the most famous name behind Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC).  Wright was in the news recently after proclaiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the founding father of Bitcoin (BTC).

As of this writing, BCHABC is trading at $420 while BCHSV is trading at $118.  According to Coin Dance, data shows that a majority of hash power favors SV.  On the other hand, there are significantly more BCHABC nodes running on the Bitcoin Cash network than there are BCHSV nodes.  Although it’s interesting to look at this data, it’s quite simply impossible to determine what this means as far as which network will come out victorious.  Creating a BTC node is relatively inexpensive so a user could start several of them for under $1,000.  And while the hash rate is important for demonstrating PoW (proof-of-work), it’s meaningless if exchanges don’t accept the coin.

Bitfinex Support

On November 12, Bitfinex announced support for the Bitcoin Cash hard fork.  On the exchange’s twitter handle, they tweeted, “We are happy to provide full support for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork.”  While the support is certainly helpful for traders, Bitfinex wouldn’t commit to choosing a side.  Instead, the exchange said, “At the time of writing, we do not believe that there is sufficient consensus to identify a clear winner in the Bitcoin Cash hard fork.”  Bitfinex expects to release an additional statement on November 16.  Traders should certainly pay attention to that as it could be material.

Final Thoughts

There is an incredible amount of information to digest regarding the hard fork.  As of this writing, it’s unclear which side will prevail as both certainly have their positives and negatives.  Given the recent slide of Bitcoin Cash, BCH holders should certainly be paying very close attention as the hard fork nears.

Disclaimer: The author owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.

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TRON Price Analysis: TRX/USD Posts Longest Daily Losing Streak in 15 Weeks

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  • TRX/USD stuck within a stubborn downward trend, running at 7 consecutive sessions of losses.
  • Price faced a strong rejection after retesting and failing to break back above breached trend line.
  • Bulls will look to find some ground at below strong daily support areas, before firm committed bull run.

Stubborn Downward Trend

TRXUSD daily support

TRX/USD has been cooling for going on 7 sessions now, running currently at consecutive daily closes in the red. The price entered this stubborn downtrend on 7th November. TRX/USD bulls had initially retested a breached ascending trend line that was supporting the price initially. The mentioned supported had been running from 12th September until a firm breach and close below by the bears on 29th October. This left the door open for the market bears to capitalize.

Given this current run of consecutive losses, it is the longest daily run in the red since the back-end of July – early August. The price from 30th July underwent 6 sessions in negative territory, falling around 27% until a small bounce on 5th August. In terms of percentage loss on this current fall observed, it is running at 11% over the 7 sessions at the time of writing. The market will be looking to find a bottom over the coming sessions.

Downside Support

There are some key areas to note for TRX/USD, ahead of potentially giving up on the $0.020000 territory. The next major level of daily support can be seen at $0.021400; this is the low of 31st October. It is significant as the bulls staged a rebound here. TRX/USD entered into a short-term bull run, seeing strong gains up until 6th November. The percentage gain within the mentioned period, was seen at a solid 16%, seeing 6 out of 7 daily closes in the green.

Further to the south, another level worthy noting, would be $0.020700 – a strong daily support level, most recently between 11-12 October. This is where the price initially jeopardized the above-mentioned trend line. Firm buying kicked in down here, to see the bulls drive the price back up to the $0.02800 territory. A strong area of supply can be seen here, as has been demonstrated since the back-end of August.

Upside Targets

Once the bulls manage to find their feet again, the first target would be for a retest of the breached ascending trend line. This is currently tracking at $0.026000; TRX/USD has not been this high since 17th October. Looking further to the north, the mentioned supply zone would be seen just ahead tracking from $0.027000-0.028000. It is also worth considering that this is the upper part of the current range. TRX/USD has not been above this for over 15 weeks now.

Disclaimer: The author owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.

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Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink.

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