Litecoin Price Analysis: LTC/USD Testing Key Support, Can it Hold?

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Litecoin price extended declines below the $75.00 level against the US Dollar. LTC/USD is currently trading near a crucial support, which could spark an upward correction.

Key Talking Points

·         Litecoin price extended decline a few points and traded below the $75.00 level (Data feed of Kraken) against the US Dollar.

·         This week’s followed crucial bearish trend line is intact with resistance at $75.80 on the hourly chart of the LTC/USD pair.

·         The pair is likely to correct higher as long as it is above the $74.50 support area.

Litecoin Price Forecast

There was no major upside correction above $78.00 in litecoin price against the US dollar. The LTC/USD pair resumed its slide and even broke the $75.00 support to trade to a new weekly low.

Looking at the chart, the price traded as low as $74.84 and is currently trading in a bearish zone. On the downside, there is a significant support near $74.50, which is also a pivot level.

On the upside, an initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $79.22 high to $74.84 low. More importantly, this week’s followed crucial bearish trend line is intact with resistance at $75.80 on the hourly chart of the LTC/USD pair.

It seems like the price is likely to break the trend line resistance and $76.00 to start a recovery. The next resistance is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $79.22 high to $74.84 low at $77.03.

To recover further, the price has to break the $77.00 and $78.00 resistance levels. However, above $78.00, recoveries could be limited. If the price declines once again, it may trade below the $75.00 and $74.84 levels.

However, the $74.50 level is a crucial support, where litecoin buyers may well take a stand. Should they fail to defend $74.50, litecoin price may perhaps extend the current decline towards the $72.00 and $70.00 levels in the near term.

The market data is provided by TradingView.



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