Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Bulls Facing An Uphill Task

  • Litecoin price started a fresh decline from well above $200 against the US Dollar.
  • LTC price is now trading below $200 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours).
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $200 on the 4-hours chart of the LTC/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase).
  • The pair must move above the $188 resistance to start a decent recovery wave in the near term.

Litecoin price is down over 15% from the $232 zone against the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. LTC price could continue lower if it fails to recover above $188.

Litecoin Price Analysis

This week, there was a nasty decline in bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, and litecoin against the US Dollar. Earlier, LTC gained pace above the $210 resistance level.

The price even broke the $225 resistance and spiked above $230. A high was formed near $232 before the price started a major decline. The price broke the $220 and $210 support levels. There was also a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $200 on the 4-hours chart of the LTC/USD pair.

The pair even broke the $188 support level. It tested the $160 zone and recently corrected higher. It surpassed the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the main decline from the $232 swing high to $161 swing low.

The pair is now trading below $200 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). An immediate resistance is near the $185 level. The next key resistance could be $188. The main resistance could be $196 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours).

The 50% Fib retracement level of the main decline from the $232 swing high to $161 swing low is also near $196. Any more gains could set the pace for a move towards the $220 resistance in the near term. An immediate support is near the $172 level. The next key support is near the $165 level, below which there is a risk of a move towards the $150 level.

Litecoin (LTC) Price

Looking at the chart, litecoin price is clearly trading below $200 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). Overall, the price must move above the $188 resistance to start a decent recovery wave in the near term.

Technical indicators

4 hours MACD – The MACD for LTC/USD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.

4 hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for LTC/USD is now below the 50 level.

Key Support Levels – $172 and $165

Key Resistance Levels – $188 and $196.

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