Cryptocurrency TA: the sector stops to reflect
Cryptocurrency TA: the sector stops to reflect

Cryptocurrency TA: the sector stops to reflect

By Federico Izzi - 22 May 2018

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Cryptocurrency TA: the sector stops to reflect. Leggi qui l’articolo in Italiano.

Cryptocurrency TA: resting on the fifth day.

As already happened, after four days of modest increases, the crypto-sector stops to reflect.

Recent weekend rises have limited the red of the last seven days without, however, canceling the negative balance of more than 70% of the 1604 cryptos listed to date (source Coinmarketcap).

Among the first 60 coins, only Tron (TRX) – analyzed in yesterday afternoon’s updateBinance Coin (BNB) and Decred (DCR) mark a positive double-digit weekly return.

If before it was a doubt, now we have the confirmation: the bear has put under control the resistance of 8500 dollars per bitcoin.

After the fall of this price on Friday 11 May, the bull attempted to raise its head three times, but without any success.

The failure for prices to return above this level and the scarcity of volumes, which since that Friday have fallen sharply with an average daily trading 3-4 times lower compared to March or April, does not allow the overcome of the obstacle towards 8800 dollars.  

Despite the tiring phase, bitcoin continues to recover ground, returning this morning close to 38% market share, indicating how other altcoins suffer this phase.

The market cap remains below $400 billion for the seventh consecutive day.

Cryptocurrency TA

Cryptocurrency TA

Bitcoin (BTC)

The break in the dynamic trendline passing through the 8300 area, which occurred on Sunday morning, stopped its race at dawn yesterday morning just above the highs at 8600 where the coverings prevailed, rejecting again the prices to revise the levels of two days ago.

Apart from the technical signal, volumes do not comfort because they remain low on a daily basis. The average for the last three days has so far been the lowest since the beginning of the year.

Operating levels

UPWARD TREND: Because of the lack of stability above 8500 dollars, confirmations do not arrive to support the recovery of the bullish trend.   

DOWNWARD TREND: The structure of the weekly cycle that began on 12 May remains set downward. The assumptions are in favor of a closure by tomorrow.

Crucial is the stability of medium-term support in the area of $ 8,000.

cryptocurrency TA

Ethereum (ETH)

The breaking down of the triangle, technically anomalous, continues to accompany the yo-yo fluctuations that, starting from the second week of May, are forcing prices between 650 and 730 dollars.

Only a breakout, upwards or downwards, will start to resume a precise direction of the trend.

Technically there is a bearish Head & Shoulders (on the graph drawn in orange). The bearish movement of Friday, May 18th, saw prices bounce back in the neckline area with no sign of a breakout.

The trendline passing on the lows of last month will continue to be an important dynamic support in the coming hours.

Operating levels

UPWARD TREND: It’s necessary to consolidate prices above the 690 dollars area and revise the quotations above 725-750 dollars. In the absence of these two signals, it becomes premature to anticipate the return of the bull.  

DOWNWARD TREND: The dance in the $700 area shows that the bull still lacks the desire to return to the field, as does the weak bear. Support in the $650-640 area remains an area to be monitored to identify a trend change in the current monthly cycle.

Federico Izzi

Financial analyst and independent #trader – S.I.A.T. & partner. He operates actively on stock and derivatives markets (futures and options) since 1997. A precursor of cyclic-volumetric analysis he is known for having identified the most important upward and downward movements in the financial markets of recent years. He participates annually as a speaker at the ITForum in Rimini since the 2010 edition and InvestingRoma and Napoli since the first edition of 2015. He is a guest and market expert on the "Trading Room" and "Market Driver" broadcasts of Class CNBC, Borsa and on the evening news of Traderlink. Since July 2017 he is a permanent guest on LeFonti.TV, the only weekly national space dedicated to cryptocurrencies alongside the most important international experts in the field. He was interviewed as a cryptocurrency expert for Forbes Italia, Panorama, StartupItalia and DonnaModerna. He was recognized as the first Italian technical analyst to have published the first secular cyclic analysis on Bitcoin. Periodically publishes articles on ITForum News, Sole24Ore, MILANOFINANZA, TrendOnLine and Wall Street Italy. Federico Izzi is... "Zio Romolo".

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