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Trade Recommendation: NEM

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NEM (XEM/BTC) has been flying under the radar since it generated a yearly low of 0.00001254 on September 12, 2018. From that point, it range-traded between 0.00001325 and 0.00001760 until November 21. On that day, the market quietly broke out of the range high. However, the break out was not pushed by heavy volume. As a result, NEM pulled back to as low as 0.00001622.

If NEM was like most altcoins, the move below the range high would have meant a nosedive to the bottom of the range. Good thing it wasn’t the case, as bulls clawed their way back to recover 0.00001760 on November 26. With this price action, NEM suddenly turned bullish.

Technical analysis shows that XEM/BTC reversed its trend as it broke out of an inverse head and shoulders pattern on the daily chart. Once the resistance of 0.00001760 was finally taken out, NEM rallied to as high as 0.00002164 today, December 8.

At this price point, however, XEM/BTC is starting to look weak. We can see a bearish divergence on the daily RSI. In addition, volume was on a decline during this rally. Price cannot continue its rise if bulls are exhausted and volume is anemic. That’s why it may be a good idea to wait for a pullback before entering.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to 0.00001760 as possible. If the market can defend this support, it will likely gather the momentum to move to our initial target of 0.000025. Take that out and 0.00003 is next.

The process may take a month.

Daily Chart of NEM/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the NEM/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00002076 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0000176 as possible.

Target: 0.000025 and 0.00003.

Stop: 0.0000174

 

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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Trade Recommendation: ETHLend

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ETHLend (LEND/BTC) is a market that looks poised to touch the range high. Let me explain. This pair started to build its base on August 14, 2018, when it dropped to as low as 0.0000018. ETHLend worked hard to carve a bottom at that level. However, bears managed to breach the support on September 11. This drove ETHLend to its 2018 low of 0.00000141 on September 12.

Fortunately, bulls came to the rescue and lifted the market back up to 0.0000018 support on September 16. The move below the support became a bear trap. This ignited a strong rally to 0.00000431 where it was rejected by the 200-day moving average on October 28. Participants who saw this signal dumped their positions. As a result, ETHLend revisited the range low of 0.0000018.

The good news is the dump allows us to bottom pick the market.

Technical analysis shows that LEND/BTC has created a double bottom pattern on the daily chart. This structure tells us that the market has established a durable bottom at 0.0000018.

In addition, the market printed huge volume on January 14, 2019. The heavy volume pushed the market up to 0.0000027 where it was once again rejected by the 200-day MA. Nevertheless, the volume uptick is a signal that market is almost done accumulating. If that’s the case, we can expect ETHLend to pump in the coming days.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to 0.0000018 as possible. As long as bulls hold this support, they will likely ignite a rally to the range midpoint of 0.0000026 and then the range high of 0.00000342 that was mentioned in the beginning of the article.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of ETHLend/Bitcoin on Binance


As of this writing, the ETHLend/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00000232 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: On dips as close to 0.0000018 as possible.

Targets: 0.0000026 and 0.00000342.

Stop: 0.00000174

 

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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NEO (NEO/USD) looks like a market that wants to break out of accumulation. The market started the accumulation process on December 7, 2018 when it established support of $5.50. This crypto traded around that level for a couple of weeks until a surge in volume showed participants that the market was ready to move higher. The volume uptick ignited a rally that sent the market to as high as $9.36 on December 24, 2018.

If the market was still bearish, NEO would have dumped back down to $5.50 support or even went below it. However, the market generated a higher low set up of $6.92 on December 28, 2018. That was enough for many to start placing long positions in the market.

Technical analysis shows that NEO/USD breached resistance of $9 on January 8, 2019. This triggered the break out from an inverse head and shoulders pattern on the shorter time frames. As a result, the market rallied to as high as $10.08 on January 9.

While NEO is currently pulling back, the rally gave the market its first higher high in months. If NEO can stay above support of $7.30, the market’s sentiment will turn from neutral to slightly bullish.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to $7.30 support as possible. The 100 moving average on the 12-hour chart as well as the 200 moving average on the 4-hour chart are crawling around that price area. They will help keep the price above the support.

Should the price manage to stay above $7.30, the market will likely generate the momentum to rally to our target of $9.00. Take that out and the next target is $13.50.

The process may take a less than month.

12-hour Chart of NEO/US Dollar on Binance

As of this writing, the NEO/US Dollar pair is trading at $7.86 on Bitfinex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to $7.30 as possible.

Targets: $9.00 and $13.50.

Stop: $7.10

 

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: Komodo

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Komodo (KMD/BTC) printed a fresh 2018 low of 0.00013 on November 24. At that price, the market lost almost 90% of its value from last year’s high of 0.0012598. More importantly, KMD/BTC breached the line in the sand of 0.000154. This means that the market had no known support below that level. In other words, there was no way of knowing when Komodo might bottom out.

Thus, we had to wait for one of two things to happen for this coin to become tradeable. The first is to wait for the market to establish a new support. The second is to see whether the market can reclaim 0.000154. Fortunately, Komodo preferred the second option.

After reclaiming 0.000154, it rallied to as high as 0.0002509 on December 31. While the market is currently pulling back, it is giving us the opportunity to buy the bottom end of the range.

Technical analysis shows that KMD/BTC is headed to support of 0.000154. This view comes after the market broke below the range midpoint of 0.0001968 on January 6, 2019. Komodo then retested it as resistance on January 10.

On top of that, Komodo is also forming a bear flag on the shorter time frame. This suggests that the continuation of the short-term bearish trend. Also, the market just breached its diagonal support while creating the bear flag. With this breakdown, we can form the expectation that Komodo is going down to the range low.

The strategy is to be patient and buy as close to 0.000154 support as possible. As long as KMD/BTC stays above this level, we are correct to assume that the market is currently trading sideways. Thus, after accumulation at the range low, Komodo will likely climb to our initial target of 0.0001968. Take that out and the next target is 0.000239.

The process may take a month.

Daily Chart of Komodo/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Komodo/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.0001791 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.000154 as possible.

Targets: 0.0001968 and 0.000239.

Stop: 0.000148

 

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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