Analysis Technical Analysis: Bitcoin Still Under Pressure as Mixed Trading Continues Published 10 months ago on October 4, 2017 By Mate Cser The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! The short-term correction that has been dominating the major coins is still intact, although the relatively low volatility and the ongoing rotation between the currencies suggest that the rising trend is not in danger. Bitcoin is hovering around the $4200 level today, as the most valuable coin, exited the short-term trend and entered a trading range between $4150 and $4400 after the sharp post-crash advance. BTC is still 40% above the lows of the deep correction, and with the long-term picture being constructive we expect the advance to continue after the consolidation. Further support is found at $4000, $3800, and $3500 while resistance is ahead around $4650. BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The other majors are mixed with no major percentage changes compared to yesterday’s price levels. Ripple and Monero are still among the better-performing coins, while Dash is also showing strength after a period of weakness. NEO and IOTA remained more volatile than the broader market while Ethereum Classic found some support near $12 after a negative period. With correlations being lower than in recent weeks the individual starts require more attention from traders, so let’s see the details for the most traded majors. Ethereum ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum is still holding up above the crucial $285 level despite the recent weakness, and the long-term picture remains encouraging for bulls here, with the gains of the 50% rally being mostly held by the coin. That said, the $300 level is still ahead as resistance for the currency and the short-term trading range remains intact. Further resistance is still ahead at $380, while support is at $250 and $235. Litecoin LTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Litecoin remains stuck between the $51 support and the $56 resistance as the coin still trades with relatively low volatility, while underperforming the broader market. LTC needs to recover above primary resistance to retain a short-term buy signal, as it is still below the rising long-term trend. Below $51, further support is found at $44, while resistance is ahead near $64, and at $75. Dash DASH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Dash bounced off the key $300 level as it formed a short-term bottom as we expected, and with the long-term picture still being very positive, the coin is expected to test the $330 and $360 levels in the coming period. That said, the short-term consolidation pattern is still intact, and more sideways price action is possible before the segment concludes the short-term correction. Below $300, support is found near $265 while crucial resistance is ahead at $360 and above that at the all-time high near $410. Ripple XRP/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis XRP remains very strong from a technical perspective, still trading inside a shallow short-term consolidation pattern that points to a rally above the resistance zone around the $0.22 level soon. The coin outperformed the broader market during the current short-term correction, holding up above primary support. Further support levels below $0.195 are still found at $0.18, $0.16, and $0.14, with resistance ahead at $0.26 and $0.30. Ethereum Classic ETC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum Classic found support near the $12 level, but it remains weak after last week’s rally, and the resistance zone around the $13.50 level is still ahead as a major obstacle. The coin has been acting weak since the China-induced crash, and short-term traders are still advised to stay away from new positions here, although the current price levels are still attractive for investors. Primary support is found near $11, while further resistance is ahead at $16 and $18. Monero XMR/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Monero has been the most stable major since the crash, as it remained above the $80 support but below the declining trend with progressively falling volatility. We still expect the coin to exit its correction pattern soon and test the $100 resistance, as it remains one of the strongest currencies regarding the long-term picture. Below $80, key support is found at $68, while further resistance is ahead at $125. NEO NEO/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis NEO is once again trading near the $30 level as the coin continues to correct the huge rally off the crash lows. The rising trend is clearly intact, and as the MACD is back to neutral, a short-term bottom could be formed in the coming days. Support is still found at $30 and $25 while primary resistance is around the $34 and $40 levels, with the dominant short-term trendline currently at $27.50. IOTA IOTA/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis IOTA bounced off the short-term support level just above the $0.50 level again today, and it is likely forming a swing low that will conclude the short-term correction. Last week’s rally topped out near the $0.64 resistance again, but we still expect a move above that zone in the coming weeks. Further targets are near $0.75 and 41.10 while key support is still found between $0.45 and $0.48 and below that at $0.35. Featured image from Shutterstock 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. 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Following two days of almost constant selling, the cryptocurrency segment experienced an oversold rally, with the major coins recovering a small part of their recent losses. The technical setup is little changed so far, with the steep short-term trendlines being intact in most cases, and with the key resistance levels towering ahead of the top altcoins. That said, as the longer-term charts have become clearly oversold, and as the selloff accelerated with signs of forced liquidations across the board, such as huge volumes and very high correlations between the majors, a durable bottom could already be forming in the segment. The next few days will be crucial in deciding that, as a successful test of the lows, and the formation of a relatively strong leadership could set up a broader short-term trend change. For now, our trend model remains on a sell signal in case of the top coins, with Bitcoin being the closest to a reversal from a technical perspective. Ethereum bounced off the $260 level, Ripple found support near $0.26, while BTC recovered above $6275 but been stopped by the $6500 resistance, failing to trigger an upgrade in the trend model. ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum surged higher after the US close yesterday and although it failed to add to those gains in early trading today, the coin is holding up just above the $275-$280 zone, but the steep downtrend is clearly in place. ETH has been very weak for more than a month, and especially since breaking below the $400 level last week, and more signs of strength would be needed for a trend change. Key resistance is ahead at $300, while further support below $260 is found at $235. BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis On a positive note, Bitcoin joined the oversold rally after holding up well above the $6000 level and the key long-term zone near $5850. The coin also moved above declining trendline, but for now, the pattern of lower lows and lower highs is intact and the coin remains on a short-term sell signal. BTC is clearly in the strongest technical position among the majors, and it could be the leader in a recovery, should it manage to build a bottom in the coming weeks. Resistance above $6500 is ahead at $6750, and $7000, while further support is found between $5000 and $5100. Correlations Remain High as Bearish Conditions Persist XRP/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis While Ripple managed to hold up above its spike low below the strong $0.26 level and the bounce took it as high as $0.30, the steep downtrend remains intact and bulls would need further confirmation before entering new positions here. The coin is still deeply oversold from a longer-term perspective, and we expect a more durable bottom to form soon. Further resistance is ahead at $0.32, while support below $0.26 is found near $0.23. LTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Looking at the bearish leaders, most of the coins are in very similar setups, as correlations are still very high, and Litecoin and Monero are still slightly more promising than the likes of Dash, Neo, and IOTA, which remain very weak from a technical standpoint. LTC is trading near its recent swing low at $56 and should the coin manage to hold above that durably, a short-term bottom could form, which would be a positive sign for the segment. Featured image from Shutterstock 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. 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. 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Learn more here! By Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboMarkets Today, practically every person who has internet access knows what Amazon and Alibaba are. These are the world’s largest internet-companies who, for the sale of their products, also use famous platforms like AliExpress and eBay. Their total revenue constantly has been increasing year after year. And as long as these companies are oriented toward international markets, 95% of the goods they sell are delivered by air. Here we could pay attention to the aircraft manufacturers, as the air transportation growth rate will lead to increased demand for new aircraft. Boeing has conducted research according to which the demand for pilots, aircraft technicians and flight attendants in the world is growing, and the biggest activity is expected in the Asia-Pacific Region and in North America. This week, the news feeds have been peppered with headlines on the current shortage of pilots in airline companies, and this demand will be hard to satisfy in the nearest 10 years. Last week, Ryanair pilots went on strike demanding a salary raise and improved improved working conditions. Consequently, investors have started showing interest in airline companies. Also, rumor has it that Warren Buffett is going to invest in one such company (or in several), but it has not yet been indicated which one exactly. According to some reports, it may be Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV). Southwest Airlines Co. is an American low-cost airline founded in 1971. It is the biggest low-cost carrier in the United States and in the world by the number of transported passengers. As of December 2017, there were 706 Boeing 737 aircraft in the company. By its financial performance, the company looks attractive for long-term investments. For example, profitability has reached 16.90%. The Short Float ratio is very low – only 1.82% and the debt to equity ratio is 0.48. Based only on the rumors, Southwest Airlines stocks have left the consolidation range between the levels of $50.00 and $53.50, having broken out the 200-day moving average and indicating a possible formation of an ascending trend on D1. The closest resistance levels are at $62 and $67. On W1, a stable uptrend is visible and the broken out levels are becoming a support for underlying price. It is unclear precisely which company Warren Buffett will direct his attention to, so we can analyze the financial standing of other airline companies, which can become potentially interesting investments. Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is one of the largest airlines in the world. Its destinations network includes countries in Asia, Europe, North, South America and the Caribbean region. As of January 2018, Delta Air Lines had 853 aircraft. The financial performance of this company over the last 4 years shows a drop in income. Profitability is 7.7%, the debt to equity ratio is 0.67 and the Short Float ratio is 2.65%. According to technical analysis, the price is trading near the 200-day moving average, constantly breaking it out in both ways. Since December 2017 the resistance has formed on the chart, as the stock still won’t break out. In this situation, the breakout of $57.00 can be a signal for the further growth of the price of the stocks, but, at the same time, it has to be confirmed by good Q3 results. On W1, there is still an uptrend, but we can already see a more serious resistance area from 2015 in the range between $53 and 56. The price is now in this range. The stock already tried to break out of this resistance in January 2018, but is has never managed to secure its position above this resistance. Here there is a high chance of the price falling to the support at $40. Currently, the potential drop of the price of the stock prevails over the growth. The next airline company which we can direct our attention to is American Airlines, Inc. It is also one of the largest airline carriers in the world with headquarters in Fort Worth (Texas). The aircraft fleet of the company amounts to 958 aircraft in total. Unfortunately, recently the financial performance of this airline has not been perfect either. The debt to equity ratio (25.16) clearly demonstrates how risky this asset may be. That means that the company has 25 times more debts than the means to clear these debts. In this situation, the slightest decline of aviation operations may seriously hurt the company. It should be noted that American Airlines has the “youngest” aircraft fleet now, as the company has invested its money exactly in the aircraft, which has caused such debts. Therefore, the company decided to risk, bu investors have not appreciated it, and thus the price of the stocks in 2018 was constantly falling. Currently, the stock is in a downtrend. The price is gradually dropping within the descending channel, breaking out the support levels. However, near the level of $36 there has appeared a surge in rise, which indicates a possible forming of a strong support. This can be due to rumors about Buffett’s interest towards the airline companies: his fund has now about $100 billion of available cash and a part of it will get to the market. Overall, the stocks of American Airlines seem to be a very risky investment. There is another large airline company, which may be interesting from the point of view of investments: United Continental Holdings. United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) is the fourth largest airline company in the United States. It appeared out of the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines in 2010. As of June 2018, the aircraft fleet of United Continental Holdings amounts to 716 aircraft. Also, as in the two previously described airline companies, the most successful financial year was 2015. According to those results, profits reached $7.34 billion. The Short Float ratio is 5.20%; the debt of the airline is 1.62 times bigger than its internal funds. On D1, the technical analysis indicates an uptrend, as the price is now above the 200-day moving average and has secured its position above $80. In this situation, the further growth of the price cannot be excluded. On W1, the stock also shows a stable uptrend trend and is currently trading near its historical maximums. Thus, the technical analysis indicates a good growth potential for this stock, but the possibility of the correction of the price to $75 cannot be excluded either. Having summarized the data on the revenue, we can see the big picture in the airline transportation market for 4 airlines. American Airlines has lost the most income, while Southwest Airlines has been constantly increasing its profit. The rest of the data indicates that the riskiest assets is American Airlines – its debt is the biggest out of all the 4 companies, its profitability is low and its Short Float is high. To sum up, for the nearest years Southwest Airlines looks the most attractive investment-wise. Amid all these data, Southwest Airlines noticeably stands out – all the rest have not been able to restore the previous revenue level after 2015. The fact of the matter is that Southwest Airlines has concentrated on low-cost transportation and this decision turned out to be the right one. If Buffett’s fund does buy Southwest stocks, this may become a very good investment for the coming years. Nevertheless, even without it, the expected growth of the passenger throughput will only be increasing the profit of this company and, consequently, the price of its stocks. 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(0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Dmitriy Gurkovskiy 4.4 stars on average, based on 6 rated postsHaving majored in both Social Psychology and Economics, I went on to continue my education in post graduate. Later I worked as a team lead of a tech and fundamental analysis lab in the Applied System Analysis Research Institute. This helped me to acquire all necessary skills and experience to become a successful trader and analyst, as well as a portfolio manager in an investment company. I'm a pro in the financial field and the author of articles for various international media. I also hold the position of Chief Analyst at RoboMarkets. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Analysis Pre-Market: Stocks Rebound as Turkish Tensions Ease Published 24 hours ago on August 14, 2018 By Mate Cser The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! While nothing has been fixed in Turkey overnight with the vague plans announced to fight inflation by the finance minister, global markets rebounded after yesterday’s panicky conditions.US stocks undoubtedly led the way higher yet again, as the Lira, which made it to the mainstream media in the last few days, is up by more than 7%, with the USDT/TRY pair pulling back to 6.50 from a high above 7, and risk-on assets are higher globally, with especially equities staging a rally. USD/TRY, Daily Chart Analysis The other emerging market currencies that sold off are also correcting, with the Argentinean Peso, Brazilian Real, and the Russian Ruble all being off their lows. Despite the positive signs today, the underlying trend is still bearish in the FX segment, and the Dollar’s strength doesn’t seem to abate, with short-term Treasury yields also looking stable. DAX Index, Daily Chart Analysis While the major European indices are slightly in the green, headed to the closing bell, European banks that are exposed to Turkey are not showing much enthusiasm, and we expect risk-off sentiment to return in the coming days, until meaningful action is taken by the Turkish authorities. Emerging market currencies are definitely feeling the contagion effects, with the Argentinean Peso, the Brazilian Real, and the Russian Ruble all being down big time in the last few days. So far, the Turkish leadership failed to calm the market, rather they fueled the fire with the aggressive rhetoric, and the seeming ignorance of the basic macro-economic rules. In economic news, China was all the rage today, and the country that has been targeted by Trump’s tariffs is feeling the pain. It would be foolish to think that the trade war alone is to be blamed for the weaker than expected indicators across the board, but the skirmish between the two mega-powers definitely triggered a slowdown in the credit fueled economy. Shanghai Composite, Daily Chart Analysis Industrial production, retail sales, and investments all came in well below the consensus estimates, and with the Shanghai Composite already being in a bear market, and the Chinese Yuan hovering near its 13-month low against the Greenback, all looks set for a harsh awakening in China. US Still the Island of Caolm In the US all eyes are on tomorrow’s retail sales report, while today only two less important economic releases came out. The NFIB small business indicator was higher than expected and import prices were unchanged as the Dollar’s rise likely evened out the first effects of the new tariffs. Nasdaq, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The Nasdaq rebounded strongly overnight, leading the major indices higher again, and with that it got very close to its all-time high, outperforming the rest of the world by a mile. With powerhouses Apple and Amazon still pushing to new highs, even as more balanced portfolios are left behind, the tech index could set a new record as soon as today, should the otherwise shaky risk-on shift hold. Copper Futures, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Commodities are mixed so far today, as copper fell below $2.70 again, as it got hit hard after the Chinese data dump, while oil continued to rally, climbing back above $68 per barrel, with regards to the WTI contract. Gold also bounced back above $1200, despite the Dollar’s rally against its major peers, and we have to wait and see if the spike below $1200 finally marked the lengthy downtrend in the precious metal. Featured image from Shutterstock Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. 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