Analysis Technical Analysis: Tug of War between Bears and Bulls Published 6 months ago on February 12, 2018 By Mate Cser The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Despite the weekend sell-off, the cryptocurrency market is having another quiet and mostly positive session, although the large-scale setup in the segment is still a declining trend. That said, the rally of the now one-week-old lows has been encouraging, and we still expect a new bullish cycle to begin, with the final lows likely being already set. Correlations between the majors remained muted compared to the levels seen during the steep sell-offs, and the coins have been diverging substantially today as well, as the market is back a normal, non-panicky state. While we are positive regarding the long-term outlook, short-term traders should remain cautious, as volatility might still return to the segment before a confirmed trend change. Bitcoin has been among the leaders of today’s early rally, and although the momentum faded away, later on, the largest coin is still trading not far off the intraday highs, with the total market cap of the sector topping $425 billion again. BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis BTC is still stuck below the key $9000-$9200 zone, and further consolidation is possible before a move above the strong resistance. Further levels are ahead at $10,000 and $11,300, while primary support is still $7650, with other important zones between $6750 and $7000, and near $6150 and $5750. The third largest digital currency, Ripple is consolidating its recent lofty gains near the $1 level, giving up the leadership of the rally, for now. The coin is still almost 100% up since bottom, and even as the downtrend is still intact, and further volatile dips are possible, investors could still add to their positions during the sell-offs as we don’t expect new lows in the cycle. Further support levels are found at $0.85 at $0.68 and $0.57, with key resistance ahead at $1.25 and $1.5. XRP/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum is hovering around the $850 support/resistance level, as it easily held up above the $740 support during the weekend dip, and recovered together with the broader market. The price of the token shows encouraging stability, as the long-term setup is still oversold, while the short-term momentum readings are neutral. Despite the positive signs, we expect the bottoming process to continue after the steep correction, and even a re-test of the ows is possible before a trend change. Support levels below $740 are found at $625 and $575, while further resistance is ahead near $1000. Litecoin LTC/USD, Daily Chart Analysis Litecoin is still trading below the $170-$180 resistance zone, as the weekend left the technical setup unchanged. We expect the coin to regain its relative strength after the consolidation period, and remain well clear of the prior lows during the bottoming process. Investors could add to the positions near the main support levels, while aggressive traders could also look for entry points. Further resistance is ahead near $200 while support is at $140, $125, and $100. Dash DASH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Dash has been among the laggards today, as the coin is consolidating after a period of relative strength, similarly to Litecoin. The currency is trading in the key $600-$650 support resistance zone, while being relatively close to the domain declining trend thanks to the prior strength. Investors could still add to their positions on the short-term dips, with key support levels found at $500, $410, and $360. Ethereum Classic ETC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum Classic entered a sharp short-term during the weekend as expected, but the coin quickly regained momentum and it’s now likely headed for a test of the $30 level after confirming the pattern of higher highs and higher lows and surpassing the $25 and $27 resistance levels. Short-term traders should remain cautious with leveraged positions, but investors could still add to their holdings on the dips. Key support is now found at $27, $25, $23, and while resistance is ahead at $25. Monero XMR/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Monero is among the laggards today from a technical perspective, but the coin remains in a position of strength regarding the long-term outlook, being close to breaking the declining trendline. Investors could still use the current consolidation to boost their holdings, while aggressive traders could also look for entry points. Primary support is found near $240 level, with further levels at $200, $175, and $150, while resistance is ahead at $280 and $300. NEO NEO/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis NEO is trading in a holding pattern after testing the $100 level during the weekend, and the coin is still likely to lag the segment in the coming weeks, as it concludes its correction. With that in mind, traders should wait with entering new positions, while investors could add to their positions on the short-term dips. Resistance levels are still ahead at $125 and just above $150, while support is at $100, $80, and $64. IOTA IOTA/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis IOTA is lagging is relatively weak today, staying well below last week’s high, but we expect the rally to continue after the consolidation. The technical setup is unchanged with the key support/resistance level still ahead near $1.9, and the dominant downtrend being intact. Primary support is found at $1.5, while further resistance is ahead near $2.2 and $2.35. 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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, Dmitriy went on to continue his education in post graduate. He then worked as a team lead of a tech and fundamental analysis lab in the Applied System Analysis Research Institute. This helped him to acquire all necessary skills and experience to become a successful trader and analyst, as well as a portfolio manager in an investment company. Dmitriy is a pro in the financial field who authors articles for various international media. He also holds the position of Chief Analyst at RoboMarkets. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Analysis Pre-Market: Stocks Rebound as Turkish Tensions Ease Published 13 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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Continue Reading Analysis Crypto Update: Altcoin Crash Continues, Ethereum Hits $250 as Bitcoin Holds Up Published 16 hours ago on August 14, 2018 By Mate Cser The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! The cryptocurrency segment endured another ugly overnight session, with the major altcoins plunging by double digits across the board yet again. The total value of the market is now handily below the $200 billion mark after the latest selloff, and despite the deeply oversold momentum readings, there is still no sign of even a short-term bottom, and our trend model continues to flash red too. While Liteocin and Monero provided a glimmer of hope for bulls during the initial phases of the current leg lower, the coins that are among the laggards from a long-term perspective followed the broader market below support later on. With no bullish leadership forming, the strong downtrend is still dominant and traders should still remain defensive, despite the already heavy losses in the segment. That said, in time, a more durable bottom is likely close, thanks to the negative sentiment and the oversold environment, but percentage-wise, further steep losses could be ahead. ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum is still in the epicenter of the decline, with a more than 15% daily decline, as the coin quickly got below the $275 level just after violating the $300 support, and even touched 4250 in early trading. The second largest coin fell through key zones without even a blink, and that points to forced liquidations in the market. The coin is still on sell signals on both time-frames and traders still shouldn’t enter new positions. Support is now found at $260 and $230, while resistance is ahead between $275 and $280, and near $300. BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis While sellers have been trying to push Bitcoin below the $6000 level amid the altcoin rout, the coin always managed to bounce back so far, and it continues to hold up clearly above the structurally important $5850 level. The coin is still in a bullish secular trend and while the long-term picture is overwhelmingly bearish in the segment, the strength of the largest coin might be the basis of a coming recovery. That said, the short-term downtrend is clearly negative in the BTC, and traders shouldn’t enter new positions. Resistance is still ahead at $6275, $6500, $6750, and $7000, while initial support is at $6000, while further support is found between $5000 and $5100. Relentless Selling in Altcoins XRP/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ripple still resembles a falling knife, similarly to most of the majors, and the coin continues to slide lower, as last week’s break-down led to a series of support breaches. The coin is now down by 40% in a bit more than a week, and it is currently testing the strong support zone near $0.26 after spiking briefly below it overnight. Should XRP hold above the spike low, traders could be looking for signs of a bottom, but for the coin is still on a clear sell signal. XMR/USDT, 4-Hour Chart Analysis With the smaller coins also being hammered lower, there is no real hiding place beside BTC in the segment, and yesterday’s slightly strong coins also broke down overnight. Monero violated the key long-term support near $80, which served as a base for the late-2017 run-up, and the coin is trying to hold its ground above that after the spike lower. While the downtrend is clearly intact, and the short- and long-term sell signals are in place, a recovery above $90, could point to the exhaustion of sellers. Featured image from Shutterstock Disclaimer: The analyst owns cryptocurrencies. 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