Trade Recommendation: MIOTA

MIOTA (IOT/USD) is a market that’s trying to carve a bottom and start a new cycle. This view comes after December 7, 2018 when MIOTA dropped to lows of $0.2051. At that point, it was interesting to see whether there would be buyer interest at that level. After all, $0.20 was the area where MIOTA bottomed out in July 2017. We were curious to see whether the market will hold this level again.

Fortunately, bulls were able to defend the support. This triggered a rally to as high as $0.4081 on January 2, 2019. Although the market has been correcting since, this gives us a chance to buy MIOTA at a durable support.

Technical analysis shows that IOT/USD is en route to support of $0.206. This view comes after it breached below the range midpoint of 0.3039 on January 23. It then retested it as resistance on January 24. This price action tells us that selling pressure is still greater than demand. Thus, MIOTA is likely to revisit recent lows.

In addition, a drop to $0.206 will likely put the market in extreme oversold territory. This increases the chances of MIOTA holding the support. Should the support hold as expected, the market would have created a double bottom structure. That development will likely inspire a rally.

The strategy is to buy as close to $0.206. As long as IOT/USD stays above this level, it will likely rally to our initial target of $0.3039. Take that out and the next target is $0.4035.

The process may take less than a month.

12-Hour Chart of MIOTA/US Dollar on Bitfinex

As of this writing, the MIOTA/US Dollar pair is trading at $0.2552 on Bitfinex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to $0.206 as possible.

Targets: $0.3039 and 0.4035.

Stop: $0.198


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.