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LTC / USD Price Analysis: Continuing Descent

Litecoin will continue with its bearish correction after it reached its highest level of the year.

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  • Litecoin is neutral in the short-term, with the cryptocurrency testing back towards its 200-period moving average
  • The LTC / USD pair retains its bullish medium-term outlook, with price holding firm above its 200-day moving average
  • A large inverted head and shoulders pattern still remains valid on the daily time frame

LTC / USD Short-term price analysis

Litecoin has a neutral trading bias over the short-term, with the LTC / USD pair now testing back towards its 200-period moving average on the four-hour time frame.

The four-hour time frame is currently showing a triple top pattern formation, with the bearish pattern weighing on short-term trading sentiment.

Technical indicators on the four-hour time frame are bearish and continue to signal further losses.

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LTC H4 Chart April 22, powered by Trading ViewLTC / USD H4 Chart by TradingView

                                                                                            

Pattern Watch

Traders should note that a small head and shoulders pattern can also be seen on the four-hour time frame with a $10.00 downside projection.

Relative Strength Index

The Relative Strength Index has turned bearish on the four-hour time frame, although it has now reached oversold conditions.

MACD Indicator

The MACD indicator has turned bearish, with the MACD signal line and histogram both issuing sell signals.


LTC / USD Medium-term price analysis

Litecoin has a bullish outlook over the medium-term, with the cryptocurrency still trading well above its trend defining 200-day moving average.

The daily time frame is showing that the LTC / USD pair is correcting lower after bulls failed to move price above the neckline of the large inverted head and shoulders pattern.

Technical indicators on the daily time frame are currently correcting from extremely overbought conditions.

 

LTC Daily Chart April 22, powered by Trading ViewLTC / USD Daily Chart by TradingView

 

Pattern Watch

Traders should note that the inverted head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame will remain valid if the LTC / USD pair trades above the $40.00 level.

Relative Strength Index

The Relative Strength indicator has turned bearish on the daily time frame and is signaling further downside.

MACD Indicator

The MACD indicator has turned bearish on the daily time frame, with both the MACD signal line and histogram both issuing sell signals.



Conclusion

Litecoin is still undergoing a technical correction lower following its early month advance towards the $98.00 level.

The bearish pattern on the four-hour time frame suggests further downside in the LTC / USD pair is possible, while the large inverted head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame is still pointing to further upside over the medium-term.

 

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DISCLOSURE

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