BTC / USD
23,262.68
2.03%
(+463.89)
ETH / USD
1,675.95
3.44%
(+55.73)
XRP / USD
0.40
3.19%
(+0.01)
LTC / USD
100.93
4.68%
(+4.51)
EOS / USD
1.11
5%
(+0.05)
BCH / USD
136.21
3.42%
(+4.51)
ADA / USD
0.40
4.75%
(+0.02)
XLM / USD
0.09
3.84%
(0)
NEO / USD
9.19
5.66%
(+0.49)
XEM / USD
0.04
6.74%
(0)
DASH / USD
65.54
5.25%
(+3.27)
USDT / USD
1.00
0%
(0)
BNB / USD
332.77
2.35%
(+7.65)
QTUM / USD
2.98
5.63%
(+0.16)
XVG / USD
0.00
6.4%
(0)
ONT / USD
0.24
5.92%
(+0.01)
ZEC / USD
46.92
7.54%
(+3.29)
STEEM / USD
0.23
1.94%
(0)

Why LTC Could Hit $100 and Outperform Bitcoin

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Litecoin price started a steady increase above the $65 resistance against the US Dollar. LTC is currently rising and might rally further towards the $100 level.

  • Litecoin started a strong increase above the $55 and $65 levels against the US Dollar.
  • The price is now trading above $65 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $77.50 on the 4-hours chart of the LTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price must clear the $77.50 and $84 to rise towards the $100 resistance zone.

Litecoin Price Outperforms Bitcoin

In the past few days, litecoin price saw a decent increase above the $50 level against the US Dollar. LTC price rallied over 20% and outperformed both bitcoin and ethereum.

There was a move above the $65 and $75 resistance levels. The price even surpassed $80 and settled above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). It traded as high as $83.35 before there was a downside correction. There was a move below the $80 and $75 support levels.

The price declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $59.17 swing low to $83.35 high. However, litecoin price is now trading above $65 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).

It stayed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $59.17 swing low to $83.35 high. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $77.50 level.

Source: LTCUSD on TradingView.com

There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $77.50 on the 4-hours chart of the LTC/USD pair. If there is a clear break above the $77.50 resistance, the price could start a strong increase. In the stated case, the price is likely to continue higher towards the $85 and $90 levels. Any more gains might send ltc price towards the $100 resistance zone.

Dips Limited in LTC?

If Litecoin price fails to clear the $77.50 resistance level, there could be another pullback. An initial support on the downside is near the $71.20 level.

The first major support is forming near the $68 level. Any further losses may perhaps send the price towards the $55 support in the coming sessions.

Technical indicators:

4-hours MACD – The MACD is slowly moving into the bullish zone.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for LTC/USD is currently above the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $71.20 followed by $68.00.

Major Resistance Levels – $77.50 and $85.00.

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