Hacked: Hacking Finance


Litecoin is Poised Like a Tight Spring & What about Ripple?

Posted on .

Litecoin is Poised Like a Tight Spring & What about Ripple?


This article was posted on Sunday, 10:26, UTC.


// -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email -- //

Litecoin has traded within a narrow range since it’s 100% rally of a few days ago. Regular readers will note that in the previous column we suggested that price would likely be constrained a few days until pricetime can escape from the confines of the 4th arc pair (green). Well, price is bumping along the arc as these words speak, so unless there is a sudden reversal here (not expected) price will likely close on the sunny side of the arcs in the near future (in 48 hours or less).

Once we get that buy signal there will likely be be a very quick and significant move to the upside. Aggressive traders might take a long position with a reasonable stop here. But more patient traders will wait for the buy signal, even though that will likely mean buying at a higher price.


As I am not a big fan of Ripple (for reasons that may not be well-enough informed) I was not watching this asset. Notified of the rally I looked at the chart and was impressed by the chart. As you can see, pricetime was stopped by the 3rd arc pair of this longer-term setup. As I am writing, it looks like price wants to get above that arc. My guess is that it will do so, though a buy signal has not yet been given.

The 5th arc is all the way up to .03856, and chart geometry suggests that it is likely to get there in a week’s time (assuming that the present 3rd arc resistance yields).


Bitcoin touched the arc and withdrew, as shown above. Overall,despite the recent rally, it is still not giving a buy signal. There is an ‘energy point’ in a day or two (purple line). If price is at or above the arc, a rally is likely. But if price is below the arc, another decline is more likely. We will see…

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

Important: Never invest money you can't afford to lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here.

Feedback or Requests?

Jim Fredrickson

Jim Fredrickson

Jim has an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has had a long career in both Corporate Finance and IT. Along the way he discovered that trading was a vehicle with great promise, but struggled for a long time without a mentor. After having been knocked down many times and having struggled to get back up, he had an epiphany and realized that geometry was a solution. He shares his experience here. If you do well as a result of suggestions made here, feel free to say thank you :) BTC: 1FUq3GB1Q8zz2JpuBr7YHzVBKnaWoxgmya Follow him on Twitter (@jimfred1276) or email him at jimfred1276 at gmail.

  • user

    AUTHOR CCI-Berlin

    Posted on 10:50 am April 2, 2017.

    I like your analytics, it confirms me often and helps me to understand what’s going on here. I already invested in LTC, but because of your analytics I doubled my investment, thank you for that.

    • user

      AUTHOR gullyfoyle

      Posted on 2:35 pm April 2, 2017.

      Grats man, I was watching LTC before reading Jim’s style of analysis which is helping me more in the short term for sure- but I didn’t double my investment, despite doing nicely.

  • user

    AUTHOR tadej

    Posted on 1:52 pm April 2, 2017.

    Hi Jim,

    Ripple just reached your prediction in a les than 10hours. Where are we heading now? Is this sustainable market growth or are we in for massive correction?


    • user

      AUTHOR matrosh3

      Posted on 4:34 pm April 2, 2017.

      I would actually love answers to these questions as well. Ripple hit 0.044 USD which, if I see correctly on the chart, reached the 5th arc pair and then went down a bit.
      The correction must come sooner or later right?


  • user

    AUTHOR parmmd

    Posted on 5:31 pm April 2, 2017.


    Ripple is at 5th arc as commented above, is it wise now to take profits? Also LTC is past 8.5 how far do you think it can run before a correction? It also looks like bitcoin is soon to pass all time highs.

  • user

    AUTHOR TexasPickEm

    Posted on 11:30 pm April 2, 2017.

    How far do you think LTC can run once it passes the 4 arc pair?

  • user

    AUTHOR Jim Fredrickson

    Posted on 11:33 pm April 2, 2017.

    Thank you for the kind words. I am awestruck by the speed and magnitude of Ripple’s rally. My take-profit order was filled long before the top was reached. I will surely look at Ripple again in my next column. As for me, I have no burning desire to buy again at these levels. The rally could of course resume again, but it seems more likely that a correction is due. We will see…

  • user

    AUTHOR usatrader77

    Posted on 6:15 am April 3, 2017.

    What indicators do you use, on this graphics? Do you use coinigy.com?

  • View Comments (8) ...
    Weekly Recap Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2363…