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Trade Recommendation: ICON

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The ICON/Bitcoin pair (ICX/BTC) has looked bearish since February 3, 2018 when it took out support of 0.0006. This triggered the double top pattern on the daily chart. The breakout forced those who bought above 0.00006 to cut their losses. This started a bear run that has driven the market to as low as 0.0002041 on July 12.

The good news is the market appears to show signs of reversal. We have technicals to support our claim.

Technical analysis show that ICON/Bitcoin is on the verge of breaking out of a large falling wedge pattern. The pair has a bullish bias for the following reasons.

First, all notable support and resistance levels are converging at key support of 0.00021. Bulls have preserved this level since the second half of December 2017. Technical indicators show that they are likely to defend it again.

We have the daily RSI respecting support of 28. Even though it has yet to break out of the resistance, the fact that it is near oversold levels tells us that a breach of the resistance is very likely.

In addition, the daily MACD is showing a bullish cross. This suggests that the market is starting to show signs of strength.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.00021 support as possible. If the market manages to stay above this level, bulls will inspire a rally to our initial target of 0.00036. Take that out and the market can climb to 0.00045.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of ICON/Bitcoin on Binance


As of this writing, the ICX/BTC pair is trading at 0.0002167 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.00021 as possible.

Target: 0.00036 first and then 0.00045.

Stop: 0.0002

 

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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3.6 stars on average, based on 222 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. Max Power

    July 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Hmmm, we are sitting on a strong support but it is hard not to feel that as bitcoin goes down, that support will crumble, and under that, we start entering no-man’s land, which is scary. Some support at 1700 or so, then after that we are looking at 1200. That’s where I will be buying

  2. Kiril Nikolaev

    July 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    There’s a stop loss on these recommendations in case the support breaks. This pair is ICX/BTC, so keep that in mind also

    • Max Power

      July 17, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Oh yeah, fair enough. It all depends on big BTC, as it usually does

  3. phdooy

    July 17, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    never follow Nikolaev’s recommendations.. always fail.. cost me a lot

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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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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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Trade Recommendation: STEEM

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The STEEM/Bitcoin pair (STEEM/BTC) managed to go as high as 0.00099998 on June 9, 2017. Unfortunately for buyers at this level, STEEM has been dropping since. In fact, it nosedived to 0.00009202 on December 6, 2017 and lost over 90% of its value before generating a notable rally. The good news is that this downtrend is about to come to an end.

Technical analysis show that the pair is creating a large symmetrical triangle on the daily and weekly charts. From the looks of it, it may appear that bears have the upper hand because there’s a significant gap between the B and D waves. Other traders might interpret this as the inability of bulls to put together an impressive rally.

In reality, this puts more pressure on bears to come up with another lower high that’s so close to the support. Right now, bulls are creating a higher low setup at 0.00016. If they succeed, it will not be difficult to take out 0.0002 resistance and breakout of the symmetrical triangle.  

The strategy is to buy the breakout at 0.0002 after the market generates volume of 100,000 STEEM units. Bears will try and fight for market control. The market needs buyers to absorb the selling pressure.

Take out 0.0002 and we have an initial target of 0.00042.

The process may take a month.

Daily Chart of STEEM/Bitcoin on Poloniex

As of this writing, the STEEM/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00016279 on Poloniex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: Breakout of 0.0002 with volume of 100,000 STEEM units.

Target: 0.00042

Stop:  0.00018 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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