Trade Recommendation: Populous

The Populous/Bitcoin (PPT/BTC) pair took out resistance of 0.00056 on August 16, 2018. The breach triggered the breakout from the large falling wedge on the daily chart. The breakout looks valid because it was followed by a surge in volume and price. PPT/BTC managed to climb to as high as 0.00108 on August 17.

Unfortunately, the rally was seen as an opportunity to take quick profits. Those who bought the bottom and the breakout dumped positions. With the market flooded with supply. PPT/BTC pulled back. Nevertheless, we have reasons to believe that the retracement is over.

Technical analysis shows that PPT/BTC is respecting support of 0.0005. This view comes after bulls managed to keep the pair above this level since September 12. Every time bears try to breach the support, bulls gather their forces to lift the market above the support.

This encouraging sign is affirmed by the growing momentum, which you can see on the RSI. Since June 23, the market has been posting a series of RSI higher lows. This indicates that bulls are no longer waiting for extreme oversold conditions before stepping up. Little by little, bulls are working to swing momentum over to their side.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.0005 support as possible. As long as the market is above this level, there’s a very good chance that it will revisit our target of 0.001.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of Populous/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Populous/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.0005337 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0005 support as possible.

Target: 0.001

Stop: 0.00048


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.