Technical Analysis: Litecoin and NEO Jump as Bitcoin Trades near $8000

The cryptocurrency segment continued its bullish run, as the total value of the coins climbed above $230 billion for the first time ever, while Bitcoin also posted marginal new highs. The most valuable currency is still overbought regarding the long-term picture, and we continue to expect a deeper correction in the coming period, despite the recent strong rally. Support levels are still found $7700, $7000, and $6700 while the $8000 level is ahead as a major obstacle.

BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Litecoin has been the most active major besides Bitcoin, as it rallied strongly after breaking out above the key $64 resistance and it breached the next target at $75 before heading below $70 again. The coin remains in bullish long- and short-term patterns, and we expect a move above the major resistance zone ahead with the next target found at $82.50.

Litecoin/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

NEO is showing strength in the second half of the session, while Monero is recovering well from a short-term dip, similarly to IOTA and Ethereum Classic. Ethereum continues to represent stability in the segment, while Ripple failed to build up momentum so far after yesterdays spike higher. With still most of the altcoins being in bullish setups, let’s see the short-term charts.

Ethereum

ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Ethereum is edging higher today and the coin is back above $330 in the choppy environment, but a move north of the $350 level is still what bulls are hoping for. The long-term rising trend is clearly intact despite the recent test of the dominant trendline, with neutral momentum reading across the board.  Support levels are still found at $315, $300, and near $285.

Dash

DASH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Dash is still trading in a very narrow consolidation pattern after its recent break-out, holding up slightly above the previous all-time high. As the short-term momentum is getting close to neutral territory, we expect another leg higher soon. Support levels are still found at $360 and $330, while major resistance is ahead at $500.

Ripple

XRP/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Ripple has corrected back to the $0.2250 support levels after the brief spike higher yesterday, and although the short-term buy signal is still intact, the lack of follow-through is worrying. Support is found near $0.21, just below $0.20, and at $18, while resistance is ahead at $0.26 and near $0.30. with the long-term picture still being encouraging.

Ethereum Classic

ETC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Ethereum Classic spiked below the rising short-term trendline, just to recover above it instantly, as buyers stepped in near the $16 level. The coin is still in a short-term consolidation pattern but a move above $18 would trigger a renewed buy signal, with the long-term momentum still not being severely overbought.

Monero

XMR/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Monero got close to the rising trendline today in early trading but it rallied back to the $125 level later on, while remaining inside the short-term correction pattern. With the MACD indicator in neutral territory, another move towards the $150 and the all-time high is likely in the coming period, with strong support found at $100.

NEO

NEO/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

NEO is attempting another break-out from its long-standing trading range, and a move above $34, towards the $40 resistance is more and more likely. The coin is now on a short-term buy signal while being bullish regarding the long-term picture as well. Support levels are now found at $30, $27, and $25.

IOTA

IOTA/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

IOTA is trading in a volatile short-term correction, as it got overbought following its stellar rally. The coin retested the $0.75 level but it rebounded strongly, leaving the 4-hour MACD in dangerous territory. We advise traders to wait for a correction before entering new positions here, while from an investment standpoint the coin is still not extremely overbought. Key support levels are found at $0.75 and $0.64, while the previous high is ahead as a long-term target at $1.1.

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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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Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive strategies, with a passion towards anything that is connected to the market.