Litecoin (LTC) has found itself in a tight consolidation phase, firmly locked within the $60 to $70 range since mid-August. Despite several attempts to break above the $70 resistance level, bulls seem to be running low on aggressiveness. As of the latest data from CoinGecko, LTC is trading at $62.99, reflecting a 1.8% decline over the past 24 hours and a seven-day slump of 3.1%. In recent weeks, LTC bulls have diligently defended the August 2022 range-high of $63, preventing a drop below this crucial support level. However, their efforts to push the price beyond $70 have proved futile.  Related Reading: Stellar Tough Spot: Will XLM Prices See A Dip Amid Mid-Range Struggles? Litecoin Bulls Defend Key Levels But Face Technical Challenges A closer look at the technical indicators reveals that the H12 bearish order book and the 50-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) are posing significant challenges for the bulls. Analysts believe that Litecoin could continue its consolidation above the $63 range-high in the coming hours or days. Still, the prevailing bearish pressure could hinder any substantial upward movement in the near term. LTC’s Struggle Amid Growing On-Chain Activity Surprisingly, despite Litecoin’s price consolidation, its on-chain data has shown increased activity in its ecosystem. According to a separate report, over the past four months, the share of Litecoin in global cryptocurrency payments has surged by an impressive 21%.  This suggests that despite the stagnant price, Litecoin remains a popular choice for transactions. Litecoin market cap currently at $4.6 billion. Chart: TradingView.com Sell Limit Orders And Bearish Sentiments To complicate matters further for LTC, order flow tracking platform Mobchart cited in an analysis significant sell limit orders at $66 (3.11k LTC) and $70 (3.26k LTC) on Binance Exchange’s spot market.  These levels are strategically positioned between the H4 50-EMA and the H12 bearish order book, effectively forming a formidable barrier for Litecoin’s price to overcome. This adds to the growing challenges faced by LTC bulls in their quest to push the price higher. LTC seven-day price movement. Source: CoinMarketCap Moreover, sentiment around Litecoin has been increasingly bearish in recent times, as indicated by a separate report revealing that LTC bears have strengthened by 19% in the past week. This surge in bearish sentiment has likely contributed to the current downward pressure on LTC’s price. Related Reading: Shiba Inu (SHIB) Presents Compelling Reversal Indicators – Could This Be It? Litecoin (LTC) remains trapped within the $60 to $70 range, with technical indicators and significant sell orders acting as obstacles to any substantial price movement. Despite on-chain activity showing promise, growing bearish sentiments continue to weigh on LTC’s price, making it a challenging period for Litecoin investors and enthusiasts. (This site’s content should not be construed as investment advice. Investing involves risk. When you invest, your capital is subject to risk). Featured image from CMC Markets
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