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Trade Recommendation: Ethereum Classic/Bitcoin

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After the mayhem of the past few days, certain cryptocurrencies are showing bottoming formations. Some of these are likely to embark on a new uptrend. One such virtual currency is ETC/BTC, which has completed a bullish setup. Let’s study the patterns.

Important points

  1. The ETC/BTC pair has broken out of a basing pattern and a bullish formation.
  2. We expect the cryptocurrency to start a new uptrend.
  3. Buy 00034, SL 0.0022, Target objective 0.0049 and 0.0075.

Weekly chart

We find two bottoming formations on the ETC/BTC pair. One is the range bound trading between 0.00137390 and 0.00317098 for the past few months. The second is the formation of an ascending triangle pattern, which is also a bullish setup.

However, we need to keep in mind that there were four previous attempts to breakout of the range, which failed. Therefore, we shall keep a close stop loss, should this breakout also turn down. Notwithstanding, the risk to reward ratio is attractive, therefore, we are recommending this trade.

Daily chart

Yesterday, February 12, the cryptocurrency finally managed to breakout and close (as per the UTC time frame) above the large range it has been stuck in since mid-September of last year. We believe that if price breaks out of yesterday’s high of 0.00339935, it is likely to rally towards its target objective of 0.00496806. Long-term traders can book partial profits at this level and hold the rest, as a breakout above 0.005 is likely to carry it to 0.0075 levels.

Hence, we recommend buying ETC/BTC at 0.0034, with a stop loss of 0.0022, a level not breached since January 10 of this year.

The other pattern we find on the cryptocurrency is an ascending triangle. The price pierced through the overhead resistance and closed above it yesterday, which completes the bullish setup. Our bullish view will be invalidated if price breaks down of the trendline of the ascending triangle. This pattern also has the same buy and sell levels.

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4.7 stars on average, based on 9 rated postsRakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use technical analysis for momentum trading and fundamental analysis for long-term positions. Rakesh likes to keep himself fit by lifting weights and considers himself to be a spiritual person.




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  1. MissRobot

    February 27, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Hi,
    Please can you update this idea?

  2. Rakesh Upadhyay

    February 28, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Hello MissRobot,

    The ETCBTC pair has been comparatively strong in the last few days, however, it has not risen according to our expectation. If purchased, I would hold it as it is still trading above the critical support of 0.0031. Please trail the stops to 0.0026 if you are a long-term trader. If a short-term trader, please keep a SL of 0.0029.

    If not purchased until now, I would avoid buying now because the sentiment is still bearish. Most coins in BTC terms are struggling to hold on to their supports.

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Trade Recommendation: Monero

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The Monero/US Dollar pair (XMR/USD) climbed as high as $469.50 on December 20, 2017. This marked the end of an impressive bull run that saw the pair grow by more than 700% in four months. From this point, the XMR/USD has been in a downward spiral. The good news is that a significant bounce is on the horizon.

Technical analysis reveal that XMR/USD is showing signs of a potential rally. First, we see the pair about to hit the apex of the large falling wedge on the daily chart. This pattern is so large that it is also visible on the weekly chart.

A quick look at the falling wedge shows that the market always bounces when it drops to the support. The market is currently sliding down the support side of the wedge. This gives us reason to believe that a bounce is in play.

On top of that, XMR/USD is also about to touch its long-term support. This trend line has existed since March 2017. The strength of this support should make it difficult for bears to push the price further down.

Lastly, we can see a bullish divergence on the daily RSI. This tells us that XMR/USD is gaining momentum. This signal also affirms our arguments that the support will hold and that will lead to a significant bounce.  

The strategy is to buy as close to $80 as possible. Should bulls hold on to this key support, they will likely inspire a rally to our target of $125.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of Monero/US Dollar on Kraken

As of this writing, the XMR/US Dollar pair is trading at $82.59 on Kraken.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: Buy as close to $80.00 as possible.

Target: $125

Stop: $75

 

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: Aeternity

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The Aeternity/Bitcoin (AE/BTC) pair surprised investors when it went as high as 0.0006333 on April 29, 2018. Before that move, AE/BTC was trading at a low of 0.000159 on March 18. This means that those who bought at the low grew their investments by over 300% in less than a month.

Unfortunately for buyers at 0.0006333, participants exploited the pump. The market has been dropping since. Nevertheless, it appears that AE/BTC is ready for bottom picking.

Technical analysis show that AE/BTC is trading inside a large falling wedge. The pattern is about to hit the apex just as it is about to touch the line in the sand of 0.000165 support.

Call it coincidence, market psychology, or manipulation. What’s important is that we know that 0.000165 is an area where demand exceeds supply. This is the staging ground that kickstarted the bull run earlier this year when the market surged to 0.0006333. This tells us that the “smart money” likes to buy at this price level.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.000165 support as possible. If our assumption is true, then the “smart money” or the “whales” will start buying at this level. They will also defend on the support to protect their positions. This should spark a rally to our initial target of 0.0002532.

The process can take less than one month.

Daily Chart of Aeternity/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Aeternity/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.000176 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.000165 as possible.

Target: 0.0002532

Stop:  0.000159

 

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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Long-Term Trade Recommendation: ZRX

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The 0x/Bitcoin (ZRX/BTC) pair looks bearish short-term, but it looks quite the opposite in the medium and long-term. The drop from 0.00018629 resistance appears to be a “buy on dip” rather than a full-blown correction. We have the technicals to support our view.

Technical analysis show that ZRX/BTC is trading within a wide ascending channel in the daily and weekly charts. The structure looks strong because it is not widening nor contracting. On top of that, the higher highs and higher lows are generated as a result of healthy consolidations and corrections. The symmetrical triangle pattern emerging in the daily chart is proof of this healthy consolidation.

Currently, the symmetrical triangle pattern appears to be completing the C-wave, which is often the penultimate leg down before the breakout. ZRX/BTC needs to complete two more waves before it can break out of the pattern and resume its climb to the top end of the range. Triangles take time to complete, which is why this is a long-term trade recommendation.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.00012 as possible. If bulls preserve the long-term support, they will inspire a rally to our initial target of 0.00017. We expect one more leg down before ZRX/BTC can climb to our longer term target of 0.00025.

The process may take three months.

Long-Term Chart of 0x/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the 0x/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00013570 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.00012 as possible.

Target: 0.00025

Stop:  0.0001

 

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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