Litecoin Price Slips Back Beneath 100-days EMA As Bears Look To Gain Market Momentum

Yaz Sheikh Price Analysis published May 6, 2020 | modified May 6, 2020

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Litecoin Price Slips Back Beneath 100-days EMA As Bears Look To Gain Market Momentum

  • Litecoin saw a 1.5% price drop over the past 24 hours of trading as the cryptocurrency falls to the $46 level.
  • The bulls had been on the offensive after pushing marginally above the 100-days EMA but failed to follow through with this push.

Litecoin dropped by 1.5% over the past 24 hours of trading as it drops from the 100-days EMA to reach the $46.34 level. In my last Litecoin article, I had outlined the fact that the bulls were back on the offensive after breaking the 100-days EMA. However, it seems that this was a false signal as the bulls were unable to break the resistance at $49.33 which caused the market to roll over and fall lower.

The bullish momentum is fading quickly in Litecoin as the RSI plummets from overbought conditions and is approaching the 50 line. A break beneath 50 on the RSI would cause LTC to spiral downward as the bears take control of the market momentum.

Litecoin Price Analysis


LTC chart

LTC/USD Chart by TradingView

Market Overview

Analyzing the daily chart above, we can clearly see Litecoin breaking above the 100-days EMA a few days ago, however, we can also see that it was unable to break the resistance at $49.33 – provided by a 1.272 Fibonacci Extension level.

From here, the bears started to step back in and pushed the market lower to the current trading level at $46.34.

Short term prediction: NEUTRAL

The break back beneath $47.70 has put Litecoin in a neutral trading position. The cryptocurrency would now need to rise and break above the $49.33 resistance to turn bullish again. It would have to drop beneath $44 and the rising support trend line to turn bearish.

If the sellers do push lower, the first level of support can be found at $44.60. This is followed by support at the rising support trend line and $41.14 (.392 Fib Retracement).

On the other side, if the bulls can rebound from $45 and push higher, the first level of resistance lies at $47.70. Above this, resistance is located at $49.33, $50, and $52.

Key Levels

Support:$45, $44.62, $41.14, $40, $38.

Resistance: $47.70, $49.33, $50, $52.

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Yaz is a cryptocurrency technical analyst and has been actively trading financial markets for over 7years, with 4 years of crypto experience. He is an Economics graduate who has taken a keen interest on the future potentials of blockchain in the financial industry. Aside from cryptocurrency and trading Yaz enjoys spending his time watching his favourite football team (Liverpool F.C.) compete as well as keeping up-to-date with the UFC. Follow him at @TcmYaz.
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