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Trade Recommendation: Short SGD/JPY

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The Singapore Dollar/Japanese Yen Pair began to look bearish in December 2015 when it generated a lower high of 88.372. Things went from bad to worse when the pair broke support of 82.70 in February 2016. This triggered the large head and shoulders reversal pattern on the weekly chart.

The breakout ignited a selling frenzy that saw the pair drop to as low as 72.371 in June 2016. In about seven months, the Singapore Dollar lost over 18% of its value against the Japanese Yen.

At this price level, the target of the head and shoulders pattern was already achieved. SGD/JPY then went into base-building mode until November 2016 when volume and price surged. This ignited a rally that pushed the pair above 82.70 resistance in September 2017. However, it appears that the pair is not yet ready to start a bull run.

Technical analysis reveal that SGD/JPY is creating a head and shoulders reversal pattern on the weekly chart. This view comes after the pair generated a lower high of 83.014 in May 2018. The price action serves as a confirmation that the 82.70 resistance is still intact. More importantly, it trapped bulls who bought the breakout. Breach of 79.80 support should start a waterfall event that would drive the market down to our target.

The strategy is to short SGD/JPY when it breaks below 79.80. Once the market is below this level, participants will cut their losses which may send the pair to our target of 74.

The process may take three months.

Weekly Chart of Singapore Dollar/Japanese Yen on OANDA

As of this writing, the Singapore Dollar/Japanese Yen pair (SGD/JPY) is trading at 80.965 on OANDA.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: Short the market when it moves below 79.80.

Target: 74

Stop: Move above 81 after the breakout.

 

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Trade Recommendation: Decred

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The Decred/Bitcoin pair (DCR/BTC) launched its bull run on May 11, 2018 when it took out resistance of 0.01. This triggered the large inverse head and shoulders reversal pattern on the daily chart. The breakout pushed the pair to as high as 0.015 on June 14. DCR/BTC has been correcting since. However, this can be your chance to buy the breakout.

Technical analysis show that the uptrend of DCR/BTC is very much alive. We have several reasons that support this view.

First, the market plummeted to as low as 0.009 on July 13. This should have triggered many stop losses but the low volume during this pullback shows that investors have strong hands. Their faith in the market was so strong that the technical breach did not bother them. The market established a bullish higher low at 0.009 and rallied.

Second, the rally was accompanied by bullish signals from technical indicators. The daily RSI sharply bounced after registering oversold readings. Plus, the daily MACD reveals a bullish cross. Lastly, the 4-day, 8-day, and 21-day moving averages are attaching to the daily candle’s body while trending up.

The strategy is to buy the dip as close to 0.0095 as possible. If the market manages to stay above this level, bulls are likely to inspire a rally to our initial target of 0.014. Take that out and the market can achieve the target of the inverse head and shoulders at 0.016.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of Decred/Bitcoin on Bittrex

As of this writing, the DCR/BTC pair is trading at 0.0098 on Bittrex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0095 as possible.

Target: 0.014 first and then 0.016.

Stop: 0.009

 

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: Litecoin/Ethereum

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The Litecoin/Ethereum pair (LTC/ETH) confirmed its bearishness on April 7, 2018 when it failed to take out resistance of 0.30. This was a clear signal to market participants that the market is not yet ready to launch a bull run. The false break of the resistance triggered many stop losses. This sparked a bear run that saw the pair drop to 0.1682 on July 9.

The good news is LTC/ETH has quietly rallied and seems to be stepping out of bear country.

Technical analysis show that Litecoin/Ethereum has broken out of a large descending triangle pattern on the daily chart. This structure usually has a bearish bias. However, the preservation of the 0.166 support and the breach of the resistance that has stood for seven months tell us that the market is bullish.

In addition, technical indicators are showing bullish signals. The 4-day, 8-day, and 21-day moving averages acted as resistances during the recently concluded bear run. Currently, the moving averages are below the daily candle’s body and are acting as immediate support levels.

Furthermore, the daily MACD is flashing a bullish divergence and a bullish cross. This suggests that the market is gaining strength.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.18 as possible. If bulls get to stay above this level, they are likely to inspire a rally to our initial target of 0.25. Take that out and the next target is 0.30.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of Litecoin/Ethereum on Bitfinex

As of this writing, the LTC/ETH pair is trading at 0.18316916 on Bitfinex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.18 as possible.

Target: 0.25 first and then 0.30.

Stop: 0.175

 

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: ICON

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The ICON/Bitcoin pair (ICX/BTC) has looked bearish since February 3, 2018 when it took out support of 0.0006. This triggered the double top pattern on the daily chart. The breakout forced those who bought above 0.00006 to cut their losses. This started a bear run that has driven the market to as low as 0.0002041 on July 12.

The good news is the market appears to show signs of reversal. We have technicals to support our claim.

Technical analysis show that ICON/Bitcoin is on the verge of breaking out of a large falling wedge pattern. The pair has a bullish bias for the following reasons.

First, all notable support and resistance levels are converging at key support of 0.00021. Bulls have preserved this level since the second half of December 2017. Technical indicators show that they are likely to defend it again.

We have the daily RSI respecting support of 28. Even though it has yet to break out of the resistance, the fact that it is near oversold levels tells us that a breach of the resistance is very likely.

In addition, the daily MACD is showing a bullish cross. This suggests that the market is starting to show signs of strength.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.00021 support as possible. If the market manages to stay above this level, bulls will inspire a rally to our initial target of 0.00036. Take that out and the market can climb to 0.00045.

The process may take more than a month.

Daily Chart of ICON/Bitcoin on Binance


As of this writing, the ICX/BTC pair is trading at 0.0002167 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.00021 as possible.

Target: 0.00036 first and then 0.00045.

Stop: 0.0002

 

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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