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Trade Recommendation: ICON/Bitcoin

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The ICON/Bitcoin pair (ICX/BTC) started its bull run on January 1, 2018 when it took out resistance of 0.0004. Even though the pair had no solid base below 0.0004, the breakout was able to generate enough momentum to push the price to as high as 0.0009194 on January 30. In about a month, the market rose by almost 130%. Those who bought the breakout were happy to take profits.

Without a good base to sustain a long bull run, the market plummeted under increased selling pressure. It fell to as low as 0.0003799 on February 5 before it rallied. The pair managed to bounce to 0.0006175 on February 6, but the lower high showed that the market has turned extremely bearish. ICX/BTC responded by posting a series of lower highs and lower lows until it found the bottom at 0.0002135 on March 18. The pair has been rallying since, and it seems poised to launch another bull run.

Technical analysis reveal that ICON/Bitcoin is in the process of taking out 0.0004 resistance. To complete the breakout, however, the pair must print volume of about 20 million ICON units. Those who bought the higher low are likely to take profits at the resistance. The pair needs buyers to accommodate the increased selling activity.

The strategy is to buy the breakout at 0.0004 as long as the prescribed volume is met. If bulls breach the resistance, they will ignite a rally that can take the market to our target of 0.00056. The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of ICX/BTC on Binance

As of this writing, the ICON/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.000401 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: Breakout at 0.0004 with 20 million ICON volume.

Target: 0.00056

Stop: 0.00036 after the breakout.

 

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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3.7 stars on average, based on 253 rated postsKiril is a financial professional with 4+ years of experience in financial writing, analysis and product ownership. He has passed all three CFA exams on first attempt and has a bachelor's degree with a specialty in finance. Kiril’s current focus is on cryptocurrencies and ETFs, as he does his own crypto research and is the subject matter expert at ETFdb.com. He also has his personal website, InvestorAcademy.org where he teaches people about the basics of investing. His ultimate goal is to help people with limited knowledge of finance and investments to create investment portfolios easily, and in line with their unique circumstances.




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  1. joenguyen1506

    April 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    how can I check Icon’s volume of 20m???

    • Arjunking

      April 20, 2018 at 1:19 am

      Even I would like to know this.
      Should we use volume at price indicator?
      A video tutorial for spotting this would be great. Please share if there is any

  2. andrewmayne1

    April 25, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Now 10% above the threshold.

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Trade Recommendation: Pundi X

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Altcoin season is in the air. If you’re not feeling it, then it’s probably because the season is moving inversely this time.

In 2017, the season started when big-cap names such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Monero made big moves at around the same time last year. Nowadays, these altcoins are frozen as they trade in a narrow range with very little volume. However, small-cap alts such as Ravencoin (RVN/BTC), ChainLink (LINK/BTC) and DOCK (DOCK/BTC) have risen by anywhere between 100% – 300%. We believe that the next candidate for a big push is Pundi X/Bitcoin (NPXS/BTC).

Technical analysis shows that NPXS/BTC is gearing to ignite a massive bull run. Right now, the market is still in accumulation mode as it is trading in a range between 0.00000021 and 0.00000030. However, we are seeing signs that tell us that this phase may be over soon.

Yesterday, October 22, the market got a massive volume influx of 11.198 billion Pundi X units. That figure is over 485% of its daily average. This suggests that the smart money is heavily buying positions at this level. In terms of timing, the volume uptick hints that we are at the latter stages of base building. The smart money bought heavy positions because the train is about to leave the station.

The strategy is to buy the breakout at 0.00000030 after NPXS/BTC generates volume of 4 billion Pundi X units. Those who bought at the bottom end of the range might take profits at the resistance. The market needs buyers to absorb the selling pressure and attract breakout traders.

Once breakout is complete, the market will likely have the momentum to rally to our initial target of 0.00000052 first and then 0.00000070.

The process may take a month.

Daily Chart of Pundi X/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Pundi X/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00000025 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: Breakout at 0.0000003 after volume of 4 billion Pundi X units is met.

Target: 0.00000052 first and then 0.00000070.

Stop: 0.00000028 after the breakout.

 

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: Loom Network

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The Loom Network/Bitcoin pair (LOOM/BTC) dropped to as low as 0.00001001 on August 14, 2018. At that price, the market lost almost 88% of its value from the 2018 peak of 0.00008199.

Like we’ve seen in many altcoin cases, LOOM/BTC started to bottom out after suffering tremendous losses. This process is always difficult to time, especially if the market has a price history of fewer than six months. However, we can always rely on reversal structures to see if the bottom is already in place. We’re seeing LOOM/BTC mark its bottom as well as end its downtrend using a reliable reversal pattern.

Technical analysis shows that LOOM/BTC has taken out resistance of 0.000019 on October 10, 2018. This triggered the breakout from the double bottom structure on the daily chart. The pattern tells us that the support area of 0.00001 has been created and has completed the retest. The creation of this support attracted bargain hunters and bottom fishers. This generated the momentum needed to breach resistance of 0.000019.

The breakout looks convincing as well. On the day of the breakout, LOOM/BTC generated volume that’s over 428% of its daily average. This suggests that the fear of missing out is creeping in. Participants are buying at a higher price in massive numbers. This is the state of mind that ignites powerful bull runs. 

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to 0.000018 as possible. The market is still close to overbought territory, which tells us that it may go below the breakout. As long as LOOM/BTC stays above 0.000018, it has the momentum to rally to our target of 0.000028.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of Loom Network/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Loom Network/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00001962 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: On dips as close to 0.000018 as possible.

Target: 0.000028

Stop: 0.0000175

 

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: NEO

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On our August 29, 2018 trade recommendation, we anticipated NEO/Bitcoin (NEO/BTC) to breakout from the large falling wedge on the daily chart. We emphasized the importance of buying only after the pair generates volume of 1 million NEO units. Without heavy volume, the breakout would not look convincing to breakout traders and trend followers. Hence, there wouldn’t be enough momentum to ignite a massive rally.

Though NEO/BTC broke out from the falling wedge as expected on August 31, the volume it printed was way below our requirements. As a result, the breakout rally was short-lived since bottom fishers saw the low volume breakout as an opportunity to take profits. The selling drove the market down. Nevertheless, this gives us a chance to buy the bottom before NEO/BTC takes off.

Technical analysis shows that NEO/BTC is respecting the historical support of 0.00245. This view comes after the pair successfully completed the retest when it dropped to as low as 0.00239 on October 15 but bulls came to the rescue and lifted the market above the support. We watched NEO/BTC from that point to see if the support will hold. The confirmation came on October 18 when volume suddenly surged. This was a signal that participants are comfortable accumulating at this level.

More importantly, the daily RSI appears to have printed a new higher low at 32.6. This is an encouraging sign as it shows that participants are no longer waiting for extreme oversold readings before entering long positions.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.00245 support as possible. As long as the market remains above this level, it has a very good chance to rally to our initial target of 0.0034 and then 0.0046.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of NEO/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the NEO/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.002574 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.00245 support as possible.

Target: 0.0034 first and then 0.0046.

Stop: 0.00234

 

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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