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Long-Term Trade Recommendation: Verge

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Verge (XVG/BTC) looks intent on closing the year strong. While it recently printed fresh yearly lows, XVG/BTC appears to have no plans of lingering at the bottom.

The market dropped to as low as 0.00000138 on November 20, 2018. At that price, bottom pickers and bargain hunters started to scoop positions. The buying activity generated a dead cat bounce to 0.00000161 on November 22.

The brief rally was exploited by those who bought at the bottom. Verge pulled back but it managed to stay above 0.00000138. This price action indicated that a short-term bottom was in. As a result, XVG/BTC catapulted to 0.00000239 on November 29. While the market retraced, this told us that Verge has more upside potential.

Technical analysis shows that XVG/BTC breached resistance of 0.0000019 on December 20. This enabled the pair to break out of a symmetrical triangle on the daily chart. On top of the pattern breakout, Verge also managed to recover parabolic support of 0.0000018. This tells us that the drop to 0.00000138 could be a bear trap. The retest of 0.0000018 should confirm our view.

Currently, Verge is near oversold levels on the daily RSI. It is also struggling to stay above the 100-day moving average. These signals hint that the market is ripe for a pullback. This should give us the chance to buy Verge at a lower price.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to 0.0000018 as possible. As long as bulls stay above this level, XVG/BTC will likely rally to our target of 0.00000325.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of Verge/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Verge/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00000203 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0000018 as possible.

Target: 0.00000325

Stop: 0.00000173

 

Disclaimer: The writer 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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Trade Recommendation: Waves

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One of the most important things that has kept our losses minimal during this bear market is that we never allow the fear of missing out influence our trading decisions. When we see an altcoin that we have no positions in rally, we do not immediately jump on the bandwagon. That’s how a lot of new retail traders lose their capital. Instead, we wait for a significant pullback and signs of consolidation. This is exactly our approach to trading Waves (WAVES/BTC).

Waves was among the first to decouple from Bitcoin’s trend. From the low of 0.0002336 on November 21, 2018, it skyrocketed to as high as 0.001209 on December 19. That’s an increase of over 400% in less than a month. From that point, the market has been correcting. After two months of consolidation, we’re convinced that Waves is due for a rally.

Technical analysis reveal that Waves/Bitcoin is trying to carve a short-term bottom of 0.0007. This view comes after the market refused to breach this level after four attempts in less than two months. While others may argue that the support is now weak due to multiple touches, we believe that this is a case of accumulation rather than demand drying out. Volume supports this assumption.

First, we can see that volume has significantly decreased since December 19, 2018. This tells us that sellers are losing ammunition. Also, volume is thin whenever Waves touches support of 0.0007. This indicates that many participants are not interested in selling at these levels. Thus, it is likely that the market maker attempts to keep the price low and shake out as many participants as possible.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.0007 support as possible. If bulls continue to preserve the support, they will likely attract the momentum they need to move to our targets of 0.00087 and 0.001047.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of Waves/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Waves/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.0007152 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0007 as possible.

Targets: 0.00087 and 0.001047.

Stop: 0.000675

 

Disclaimer: The writer 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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Trade Recommendation: Stellar

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We removed Stellar (XLM/BTC) from our watch list when it failed to hold 0.000026 on January 28, 2019. At that point, we knew that a move below this level will likely result in panic selling. That’s because 0.000026 stood as the market’s 2018 support. Stellar has managed to stay above this level for the whole of 2018. Thus, the move below it on January 28, 2019 ignited massive selling.

To stop the bleeding, Stellar needed to generate heavy volume on the daily chart. This would indicate that a big buyer has stepped in to absorb the selling pressure. We suspect that this happened yesterday, February 19.

Technical analysis shows that XLM/BTC is attempting to carve a durable support at 0.000021. This view comes after Stellar printed heavy volume yesterday when the market touched 0.000021. On February 19, the volume skyrocketed to 142.652 million XLM units when the daily trading average was about 60.614 million XLM units. The last time Stellar generated this type of volume was five months ago. This was an indication that a large player has stepped in.

In addition, XLM is trading near oversold conditions. With the market being so badly beaten over the last couple of months, it is due for a relief rally at the very least.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.000021 as possible. If bulls can stay above this level, they will likely generate a rally to our targets of 0.000026 and 0.00003.

The process may take a month.

Daily Chart of Stellar/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Stellar/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00002288 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.000021 as possible.

Targets: 0.000026 and 0.00003.

Stop: 0.00002

 

Disclaimer: The writer 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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Trade Recommendation: EOS

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EOS (EOS/USD) is a market that looks primed to explode.

It established a short-term bottom of $1.55 on December 7, 2018. At that point, the market lost over 93% from its 2018 high of $23.029 on April 29. While this crypto looked dreadful when it recorded its 2018 low on December 7, volume on that day was significantly heavy. This told us that the smart money was accumulating positions in bulk while stopping the bleeding at the same time.

With buyers emerging, EOS entered an accumulation period as it range traded between $1.75 and $3 for over two months. This period ended yesterday when the price decided to trend higher.

Technical analysis shows that EOS took out resistance of $3 on February 18, 2019. This triggered the breakout from range accumulation, which may have likely signalled that the bottom is in. Also, the breakout looks valid. Yesterday, the coin printed volume that’s over 300% of its daily average. This tells us that sentiment has likely shifted from bearish to bullish.

Yesterday’s move, however, pushed EOS to overbought territory. Also, the 200-day moving average is acting as a resistance. These signals indicate that this altcoin is due for a pullback. We’ll take this chance to buy on dips.

The strategy is to buy on the retest of $3. If bulls can stay above this support, they’ll likely gather the momentum to rally to our range midpoint of $4. Take that out and the next target is $5.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of EOS/US Dollar on Bitfinex

As of this writing, the EOS/US Dollar pair is trading at $3.7441 on Bitfinex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to $3 as possible.

Targets: $4 and $5.

Stop: $2.88

 

Disclaimer: The writer 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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