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Technical analysis: Litecoin rallies 15% and breaks out of resistance

Litecoin has broken out above the 0.01BTC level of resistance, rising to its highest point against Bitcoin since July 2018.

Having broken the 0.01BTC level of support in August, Litecoin has struggled to gain momentum, falling to as low as 0.0068BTC in December.

Friday’s rally has seen it overtake the likes of EOS and Bitcoin Cash to regain its place as the fourth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap.

In terms of its value in US dollars, Litecoin has risen from $32 to $37 this morning, with a potential target coming in at $41, which was January’s high.

Potential targets against Bitcoin

Litecoin hasn’t ventured into this price range for the last six months. This means that an upside target could be around 0.011725, which was the level of support that broke in August.

There’s a possibility we could see Litecoin retest the current breakout level of 0.01BTC. If it can hold this level, it would signal a bullish reversal in price action, which is rare in the ongoing cryptocurrency bear market.

The recent breakout is the first time Litecoin has moved above the 200 exponential moving average (EMA) on the daily chart since June 1st, 2018.

This is significant as not only does it mean the 200 EMA will start to move up, but it also presents the opportunity of a golden cross, which is when the 22 EMA or 55 EMA cross above the 200.

This would act in the opposite way to when we saw a death cross in June, when price subsequently fell 56% in five months.

If Litecoin can maintain momentum above 0.01BTC, it could eventually break out of the 0.011725 level of resistance, with the next target after that coming in at around 0.015BTC.

What has sparked the rally?

There have been numerous updates coming out of the Litecoin camp in 2019. On Thursday, it was announced that the Litecoin core developers were investigating the potential integration of Mimblewimble, which would add privacy and security features...

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