LTCUSD: Waiting For The Next Buying Opportunity?

BITFINEX:LTCUSD   Litecoin / U.S. Dollar
LTCUSD update: Price has rejected the 150 to 161 minor resistance zone that we wrote about on yesterday's update on S.C. This move is the likely beginning of the retrace that we have been waiting for in order to enter our next swing trade long.

The 150 to 161 resistance (.618 of recent bearish swing measured from the 175 high) is an area to anticipate selling. This was stated clearly in yesterday's analysis. Best practices dictate: you should be thinking "sell" at resistance levels, not initiating new long positions. We avoid buying into resistances, even if the market is strong and goes higher because we are interested in high probability. Since the herd reacts to market moves, instead of anticipating them, it is easy for them to lose sight of the long term probability of a particular outcome. Buying into highs is a low probability behavior and when it produces a profitable trade on occasion, it reinforces this ineffective behavior. When you stop focusing on the money, only then can you better see the significance of best practices and probabilities.

So where is the next opportunity? The 136 level is where the immediate bullish trend line is located. This is one place to anticipate bullish reversals. The other area is the 126 to 118 support zone (.618 area of recent bullish swing). If price falls through both of these predetermined areas (ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE) then we will be looking for an extreme price zone reversal which can occur in the low 100s.

In summary, the current bearish candle formation implies further weakness which is healthy and required in order to find a new long swing trade setup with attractive reward/risk. In general, these markets appear to have found some stability and may have established a long term double bottom formation which points to greater strength in the near future. The key to capitalizing on this is letting the market prove itself are predetermined levels. That means the next pull back should not push new lows, if it does then you reevaluate and adjust to the new information. You don't fight the market, you just sit back and go with the flow.

Questions and comments welcome. (Visit S.C. for more frequent updates across various markets).
Marc Principato, CMT |Author: Analyze Any Financial Market Like The Pros Using Price Action| | Cofounder (S.C.)

Just found your profile through DLavrov. Eager to learn with your TA. Thank you!
Thanks as always for sharing your thoughts.
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Looking at th charts, it seems LTC was the only one who didn’t reach the previous 30 day high. Nonetheless, thanks for the retracememt levels.
Agree, expecting much of the same across the board.
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