IOTA is by far the best coin in the market right now. There is none other like it. No mining and a top-down approach rather than the bottom-up approach (associated with mining). Supply limited and demand will automatically increase. Hardware will be embedded in phones, smart devices, and anything that can connect to the internet. DIKW model. Read all about it on http://iota.org/
Simply put, when mining becomes a burden on the environment, which it already is and is likely to get worse, IOTA will be the one to look out for.
Strong buy right now in my opinion.
Microsoft is meeting up with IOTA Devs on 14/12/2017 in Paris. Limited places for 100 delegates only. This was announced many days ago. Some trolls are trying to bring the price down so that they can get the coins cheaper.
IOTA has a future. And it is bright!
BTC is rising and the way it is impacting on the alts prices is something which has happened before. All of the alts are falling when BTC goes up, and when it is coming a bit down, alts are not recovering as much.
BTC rise is always followed by a correction. Any trader who has been around for more than 6 months knows that. If that correction occurs very fast, then exchanges sell their own alt coins holdings to maintain a cash flow. This can sometimes lead to a chain reaction of stop loss sell orders being filled. Be careful with this.
The base price of IOTA will be determined by how low BTC price will go. I have a figure in mind, but I am not comfortable sharing it here.
Regardless of how low IOTA goes, it has a future and it will come back 10x stronger and faster this time.
IOTA is not going to bail on us. I am quite sure of that. Cisco's name is just one. Only Fujitsu and Microsoft are enough for this to go ahead. The way IOTA works and hopefully will continue to develop is different. There is too much work going on with IOTA than any other coin I know. ETH (and all ICOs based on it) have yet to deliver. But like qdoc says, GPU mining has a future. IOTA is not mineable and does not consume the energy which BTC and even ethers require to maintain the same level of network (Tangle does not require multiple verifications for transaction for example). Of course there are issues with IOTAs network at the moment, but it will probably be solved sooner than later. Let's see how it all pans out. I am still very positive about IOTA.
All the best :)