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Litecoin is Flashing a Bearish Breakdown Pattern as Analysts Eye Downside

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Aug 18, 2020 | 20:00

Altcoin Price

Litecoin is Flashing a Bearish Breakdown Pattern as Analysts Eye Downside

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Aug 18, 2020 | 20:00


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  • Litecoin has been flashing mixed price action in recent weeks, with its slow uptrend showing some signs of faltering
  • Its momentum began stalling yesterday when it reached for highs of nearly $70
  • This seems to shine a light on some underlying weakness, potentially also signaling that further downside is imminent
  • Analysts are noting that this weakness may lead it significantly lower in the near-term
  • One trader is pointing to a breakdown pattern that LTC has formed against its BTC trading pair as another reason why downside is imminent

Despite climbing higher throughout the past week, Litecoin is now showing some signs of weakness as its price hovers within the mid-$60 region.

Many analysts have been putting forth bull-favoring analyses of the cryptocurrency, although its stalling momentum seems to point to some underlying weakness.

One trader, in particular, is noting that its current weakness is most obviously highlighted while looking towards its Bitcoin trading pair.

Here, he points to LTC’s ongoing bearish retest as one sign of potentially imminent downside, also noting that it is pushing up against a heavy resistance region while looking towards its USD trading pair as well.

Litecoin Sees Slowing Momentum as Underperformance of BTC Continues

At the time of writing, Litecoin is trading down just over 2% at its current price of $65.80. This is around the price at which it has been trading at for the past few hours.

Late yesterday, the cryptocurrency faced a firm rejection at roughly $69.00 that halted the uptrend it has been caught within throughout the past week.

This slow grind higher has allowed the crypto to climb from weekly lows of $51 to its highs that were set yesterday.

LTC – unlike both Bitcoin and Ethereum – is currently trading well below its 2020 highs that were set just before the mid-March meltdown.

During this time, the crypto’s price surged as high as $83.40 before it saw a capitulatory selloff to lows of $30.

LTC Flashes Signs of Weakness Against Both USD and BTC

While speaking about the cryptocurrency, one trader noted that he is anticipating Litecoin to see weakness against both its BTC and USD trading pairs.

“LTC / Litecoin – Seems like one of the better bearish plays on the market right now. The BTC pair is doing a weekly bearish retest while the USD pair is entering a (unfortunately large) key resistance zone,” he stated.

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Image Courtesy of Calmly. Chart via TradingView.

The confluence of weakness against both BTC and USD may strike a significant blow to Litecoin’s mid-term outlook and may cause it to continue underperforming its larger counterparts.

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