Trade Recommendation: NEO

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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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.