EOS, Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Tron, IOTA Technical Analysis: An Altcoin Colosseum, The “Fittest” Survives
Perhaps a stand out is IOTA which despite news of IOTA Hub, addition of new personnel together and prospects of Qubic continues to dump down. Week over week, IOTA is down 18 percent and trending below 2018 lows. Others as EOS, Litecoin and Stellar Lumens are stable with the later finding support at 22 cents but still oscillating within Aug 4 bears.
Let’s have a look at these charts:
EOS Technical Analysis
From the News
- The EOSIO network registered a 3704 TPS yesterday, setting new highs
- At the Sydney Hackaton, EOS VC announced a $1 million seed funding for participants for them to develop EOSIO dApps in an initiative dubbed “Hack.Pitch.Launch”. Five teams from the Sydney Hackaton are set to share $50,000 in investments. This being the second such conference following Hong Kong’s, the $1 million seed funding will spur more teams to join, compete and perhaps receive a boost for their ideas.
Relative to other altcoins, EOS prices are finding support around $7. However, they are still down five percent down in the last week. That’s lower than the ball park eight percent losses registered by most coins in the top 10. From the charts, we can see why.
Not only are prices rejecting lower lows and bouncing off support, the past three candlesticks did close higher. While they are yet to breach $7.5 or July 31 highs, this is a tinge of positivity the market needs.
However, all things constant, we retain a bearish inclination. As such, every high retesting $7.5 or higher provides another selling opportunity in line with last week’s bears.
Conservatives on the other hand should wait for conclusive close below $7 before initiating trades with targets laid out in previous EOS trade plans.
Litecoin (LTC) Technical Analysis
Still perched at position seven in the liquidity table, Litecoin (LTC) is tad bit stable but down seven percent for the week.
As a matter of fact, LTC is confined within Aug 4 high lows and that’s normal especially after such high volume, wide trading range price changes. But, this doesn’t mean buyers are in charge.
Instead, risk off traders syncing with the overall trend can unload at every retest of Aug 4 highs at around $80 with first targets at $70 and later $50 as spelled out in our Litecoin (LTC) trade plan.
Remember, prices are still moving inside a $20 trade range and any conclusive breaks in either direction would usher in buyers or sellers depending on the break out direction.
Stellar Lumens (XLM) Technical Analysis
After days of strong bears threatening to clear 22 cents effectively nullifying our Stellar Lumens (XLM) bullish projection, XLM are now steady following yesterday’s rejection of lower lows right at 22 cents.
In fact as we saw, prices are up one percent but still, we have to take a top down approach and bring to light last week’s strong bearish engulfing pattern rejecting higher highs right at the main resistance trend line.
Now, from the chart, XLM buyers should edge past Aug 4 bears at 25 cents or there about before we can begin loading up on lower time frames with first targets at July highs at 35 cents.
Tron (TRX) Technical Analysis
From the News
- TRX has been integrated at Pornhub meaning you can now pay for premium porn using TRX.
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) August 6, 2018
- Game.com, Tron’s strategic partner and a gaming platform available in mobile shall be launching their GT mining algorithm and a couple of other events and projects today.
All things constant and despite Justin Sun endorsement, TRX is steadying. Though prices are in a down trend, TRX is basically trending inside Aug 4 high lows and are yet to hit our sell targets of 2.5 cents which also doubles up as our main support line.
Should TRX finds support and gain, then we need to see consistent gains and close above 3.3 cents-that’s roughly the 50 percent mark of last week’s losses. On top of that, we should see a jump in trade volumes exceeding the recent weekly averages to cement that optimistic position.
If not, we shall continue selling TRX with first targets at 2.5 cents and later 2.2 according to our overall Tron (TRX) technical analysis.
IOTA (IOT) Technical Analysis
From the News
- It’s a blow for IOTA after Sirin Labs, the creator of the first blockchain smart phone, Finney decided to port over to “private version” of Ethereum. With this revelation, IOTA prices dropped 18 percent reversing Aug 3 gains fueled by announcement of IOTA Hub.
On a weekly and surprisingly on a daily basis, IOTA is down 19 percent meaning prices are now trading below the 90 cents mark.
As detailed in our last IOTA price forecast, any close below 90 cents confirms the bear break out trade pattern of June 12 and sellers can begin unloading IOTA on highs with first targets at 65 cents and later 45 cents.
Ideally, safe stops should be at 90 cents or Aug 6 highs.
Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed are those of the author and aren’t investment advice. Trading of any form involves risk and so do your due diligence before making a trading decision.
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