LTCBTC closes within previous day's range

Litecoin/BTC Index (LTCBTC) Technical Analysis Report for Sep 15, 2018

Highlights

LTCBTC breaks below 20-day moving average
LTCBTC unable to break through key resistance level
LTCBTC fails to close above 20-day moving average
LTCBTC runs into sellers again around 0.00895
LTCBTC closes within previous day's range

TQ Sentiment

Report Sentiment: 44% Bearish
Technical Forecast:

Overview

LTCBTC ended Saturday at 0.00869 edging lower BTC0.00007 (-0.8%) on low volume. Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the prior day's trading range. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.

Daily chart for LTCBTC

Volatility

Saturday's trading range was BTC0.00036 (4.15%), that's slightly below last trading month's daily average range of BTC0.00040. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way above the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.

Price Action

During the whole day, prices traded within the previous day's range, unable to trade above the prior day's high or below the previous day's low forming an Inside Bar.

Support/Resistance

Prices are trading close to a key support level at 0.00852. Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 0.00889, Litecoin closed below it after spiking as high as 0.00895 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward. After having been unable to move above 0.00900 in the prior session, LTC ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 0.00895. After spiking up to 0.00895 during the day, the market found resistance at the 20-day moving average at 0.00875.

Trend

Although LTC/BTC is experiencing a short-term up trend, this could just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory. The cryptocurrency broke below the 20-day moving average at 0.00875 today for the first time since September 7th.

Order Flow

Buying might speed up should prices move above the nearby swing high at 0.00900 where further buy stops could get activated.

Conclusion

While classical technical analysis indicates a neutral sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bearish.

Market Conditions for Litecoin/BTC Index

Condition Forecast Direction Win Rate Exit Day Events
Close near low of period TQ Pro Members Only
Closed below last periods low TQ Pro Members Only
Bearish Break through SMA 20 TQ Pro Members Only
High close to previous High TQ Pro Members Only
Strong Down Move TQ Pro Members Only
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