Trade Recommendation: Qtum
The Qtum/Bitcoin (QTUM/BTC) pair is down over 82% year-to-date. The market has been in a long and painful downtrend since early this year. Just looking at the chart can make you feel depressed even if you’ve never invested in the pair. The sharp drops throughout this bear market received little to no resistance from bulls. It’s as if bulls have given up hope.
At this point, however, it pays to be a contrarian. Hopelessness and depression are signs of a bottom. The “smart money” usually comes in when the public has abandoned the market. We’re starting to see this in QTUM/BTC.
Technical analysis show that the pair is hovering just above its historic support of 0.0006. This is the market’s line in sand. Bulls must defend it if they have any hope of keeping the market stable. It looks like they got the memo.
On August 14, 2018, volume suddenly spiked as QTUM/BTC dropped to 0.00061. Volume remained elevated until August 17 when the market printed volume that’s never been seen since April 2018. Someone is buying the support and that someone is buying in bulk. To this someone, the market does not look hopeless or depressing.
The strategy is to buy as close to 0.0006 support as possible. If the backtesting of the historic support is a success, QTUM/BTC might be able to generate the momentum needed to break out of the large falling wedge and rally to our target of 0.001.
The process may take less than a month.
Daily Chart of Qtum/Bitcoin on Binance
As of this writing, the Qtum/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.000662 on Binance.
Summary of Strategy
Buy: As close to 0.0006 as possible.
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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