Trade Recommendation: Litecoin

We are having fun swing trading Litecoin (LTC/BTC). Our January 4, 2019 trade recommendation hit its target on January 6 when the market rallied to as high as 0.010121. Those who took on this trade grew their investments by close to 20% in two days.

Now, we expected Litecoin to correct after hitting our target as it looked overextended. It was extremely oversold on the 12-hour chart. Also, the candles had wicks on top of their bodies. This was a sign that sellers were taking advantage of the breakout rally.

Sure enough, Litecoin pulled back. Nevertheless, this gives us the opportunity to buy the dip.

Technical analysis shows that LTC/BTC is headed to support of 0.0085. This retracement is actually bullish as it gives the market a chance to retest the neckline of the inverse head and shoulders pattern. A successful retest enables Litecoin to flip 0.0085 resistance into support.

In addition, we can see the 50 MA on the 12-hour chart crawling around 0.0085. Also, the 100 MA is about to cross above the 200 MA. The golden cross on the 12H would give us the perfect MA alignment where the 50 MA is on top of the 100 MA and the 100 MA is above the 200 MA. This setup is a very good indication that the market’s uptrend is healthy.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to 0.0085 as possible. As long as Litecoin stays above this level, it will likely gather the momentum to rally to our target of 0.01.

The process may take less than a month.

12-Hour Chart of Litecoin/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Litecoin/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.008782 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0085 as possible.

Target: 0.01

Stop: 0.0081


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, 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.