Bitcoin and Litecoin price analysis: LTC capitalized the launch of Litepay


  • Litecoin is now in the final steps of the technical formation that might take the price to $700
  • BTC/USD keeps developing the head and shoulders formation, with a final bearish movement. Entry opportunity now

Our trading week in the Crypto sphere starts with an analysis on three of the main Cryptocurrencies. Each and every day the Crypto traders are more conscious that money doesn't come easy: position-taking needs to be looked really carefully to develop winning trading strategies.

Litecoin is our first focus, as it is looking to capitalize on the Litepay project. On the other hand, Bitcoin is still in the scenario presented last Friday, still looking for another bearish leg, after which it should offer a good buying opportunity.

 

LTC/USD 4-hour chart

LTC/USD

Litecoin set a low at $182.25 last Friday, which drew the second shoulder of the H&S formation. After that, the pattern has been fully completed. LTC price is moving inside a range targeting several resistances, the main one around the $230 mark. The bullish projection of the current formation sets a potential mid-term target at $700.

MACD in the Litecoin chart is trading inside the positive area, although not by much. The indicator keeps a bullish profile, but with not much inclination, so it should follow a quiet bullish development instead of widespread action.

Directional Movement Index is much more clear and shows buyers in control. D+ is moving above ADX, indicating strength. Meanwhile, ADX is still trading below 20, the level that measures the trend strength. The absence of trend supports the idea of quiet bullish action for the upcoming trading sessions.

BTC/USD 4-hour chart: Entry opportunity in Bitcoin

BTC/USD could offer a good buying opportunity this week. Bitcoin price is still developing the last leg of the current head & shoulders pattern, that should take the price back to the $8350/$8430 area. That zone is where the price should take a turn back to the upside and follow Litecoin's path. Consider that area as a buying opportunity, with a tight and clear stop below the price area.

BTC/USD

MACD in the Bitcoin chart is looking very flat, with a certain bearish inclination. This setup matches with a possible extension to the downside, targeting the $8400 area. It's possible that the price slides down to $8000. Below that level, a change of scenario would be confirmed, so that's a good area to place your stops.

Directional Movement Index shows a descent both in the buyers and sellers numbers, with the latter ones still moving above ADX, so there is still room to look for lower price levels. It will be important to follow this indicator if we are looking to go long, as we need a significant increase in the buying numbers, such as has happened in Litecoin.

Last Friday, we published a Bitcoin price projection for this week that still looks perfectly valid.

BTC/USD

 

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