Trade Recommendation: Litecoin

The Litecoin/Bitcoin pair (LTC/BTC) dropped to as low as 0.00758498 on September 12, 2018. At that price level, the market was down by almost 70% from the 2018 peak of 0.02499999.

If you’ve been following our trade recommendations, you’d probably know that we like picking altcoin pairs that have suffered heavy losses. That’s because these pairs often have great bottom picking setups. More importantly, the bottom provides the maximum financial opportunity. We’re seeing that shape up in LTC/BTC.

Technical analysis shows that LTC/BTC is carving a bottom at 0.0082 support. While the pair is still trading inside a descending channel, we’re confident that it will break out of the pattern soon. We have a couple of technical reasons to support our view.

First, we can see multiple supports converging at 0.0082. We have the parabolic support, the uptrend support, and then the support of the descending channel. The convergence tells us to expect significantly increased demand at this level.

In addition, LTC/BTC is oversold on the weekly chart. Add the selling relief from oversold conditions to the surge in demand and we might see a breakout real soon. This is something that we’ve already seen in other altcoins such as XRP/BTC and XMR/BTC.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.0082 support as possible. As long as the market stays above this level, it has the momentum to ascend to our target of 0.0115 first and then 0.014.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of Litecoin/Bitcoin on Poloniex

As of this writing, the Litecoin/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.0082053 on Poloniex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0082 as possible.

Target: 0.0115 first and then 0.014.

Stop: 0.0078

 

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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Kiril is a CFA Charterholder and financial professional with 5+ 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 funds, as he does his own crypto research and is a Product Manager at Mitre Media. 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.