Litecoin Price Technical Analysis For 30/12/2015 – Ascending Channel Formation

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Key Highlights

  • Litecoin price continued to struggle to clear the 100 simple moving average on the 2-hours chart (data feed from HitBTC).
  • However, there are a few positive signs noted on the 30-min chart (data feed from Bitfinex), as there is an ascending channel formed.
  • The price may trade a few points higher, as it is above the 100 MA (30-min chart).

Litecoin price struggle continues, but there are bullish signs emerging on the lower timeframe, which can be considered as an indicator of a move higher.

Ascending Channel as Catalyst

Litecoin Price Technical Analysis

We highlighted a major hurdle for Litecoin price yesterday in the form of the 100 simple moving average on the 2-hours chart (data feed from HitBTC). It continued to stall gains and prevent the upside move. However, when we look at the lower timeframe like the 30-min chart via the data feed from Bitfinex, then there are a few bullish signs emerging.

First, there is an ascending channel formed on the 30-min chart, which is acting as a catalyst for the upside move. The price recently closed above the 100 MA successfully, which is a positive sign. So, there is a chance of it trading higher and test the channel resistance trend line. A break above the channel resistance area may call for more gains and ignite an upside move towards $3.65.

Litecoin Price Technical Analysis

In order for any solid gains, we need to keep referring to the 100 MA on the 2-hours chart, as it may play a key role moving ahead. On the downside, the highlighted channel support area may prevent losses in the short term.

Looking at the indicators:

30-min MACD – The MACD is about to change the slope to bullish, pointing towards an up move.

30-min RSI – The RSI is just above the 50 level, and must hold if buyers have to take the price higher.

Intraday Support Level – $3.45

Intraday Resistance Level – $3.55


Charts from Bitfinex and HitBTC; hosted by Trading View

Aayush Jindal

Aayush is a Senior Forex, Cryptocurrencies and Financial Market Strategist with a background in IT and financial markets. He specialises in market strategies and technical analysis, and has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets.

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