Weiss Gives Ethereum 'B' Rating — Weak Breakout On News (ETH)

BITSTAMP:ETHUSD   Ethereum / U.S. Dollar
Hi friends! Welcome to this update analysis on Ethereum! As many of you know, today marks the release of the Weiss Ratings cryptocurrency report, in which the U.S. securities rating agency has publicized it's official grading of several currencies in the sector. Enter Ethereum! Weiss has disclosed, in it's ratings report, that Ethereum was awarded grade B, due to it's "benefits from more readily upgradable technology and better speed, despite some bottlenecks." This rating was actually higher than Bitcoin's C rating, which drew some fire from experts in the space. Some argued that the agency had "overvalued the transaction capacity of Ethereum ," and "undervalued the protocol stability, security, and decentralization of Bitcoin ." Regardless, these developments have produced mild volatility across the space, as traders digest the news, and sort through the methods that Weiss used to determine the final ratings.

Ethereum didn't make any powerful moves on the news, but it did manage to quietly sneak above the top of the downtrend channel . Looking at the four hour chart, we can see that ETH will soon have to contend with the 50 EMA (in orange,) if it continues to tiptoe higher. On the MACD , we can see that there has been a bullish crossover, and recent volume has been mostly controlled by the buyers. At this point, traders should pay close attention to the 50 EMA and the top of the downtrend channel . If Eeth has a sustained breakout above the 50, that could be confirming evidence that the breakout is real. Such a move, would also increase the likelihood that we may have just formed a higher low, and we could then assess the possibility of a higher high. However, if ETH falls back into the downtrend channel , that would clearly indicate a failed breakout, and a lower low would still be expected.

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awesome chart, good explanations thank you!
More not so msgical poop.
Can someone explain how Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Litecoin, and ETH have consistently identical patterns?
+6 Reply
coldfire007 tharvey30
@tharvey30, they all follow BTC
tharvey30 coldfire007
@coldfire007, No I get that, just seems odd that the pattern is identical, almost as if some major players are buying and selling each one at the same time.
coldfire007 tharvey30
@tharvey30, machine trading that's what it is.
if history repeats itself then I am buying here! this is not a financial advice. but if we look at 12/22/2017 we had a major correction and the chart is almost the same like today. After the small breakout and now I believe we are bouncing off from lows today ETH 1025 to start a new trend. I also see "cup and handle forming", I am buying alt coins and holding ETH. Pls comment I would like to know if you see what I see.
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dinopiccinin coldfire007
@coldfire007, The difference now though is that CME futures expire tomorrow. If wall street has any ability to manipulate this market, then it will be brought down like it was on the 17th.
+2 Reply
Really good analysis! Congrats on your work! I guess if we manage to stay above the downtrend line we are good to go
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