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LTCUSD: Price Holds Up In Bearish Environment?

BITFINEX:LTCUSD   Litecoin / U.S. Dollar
LTCUSD update: Bearish momentum continues to hold these markets back, while this market is the only one showing a potential higher low formation. In a situation like this, it is best to be more conservative until solid reversals materialize, especially if you are long.

I have been building a position in BTC in this environment, positioning for the broader reversal process which has not materialized yet. The reason why I do not get shaken out is because I was careful enough to keep my sizing manageable. This is why I kept emphasizing avoiding buying on margin.

Overreaction is commonplace for all of these markets, and depending on the time frame you chose to participate, you have to stick to the plan. I chose to buy into to the bigger picture which looks to capitalize on broad moves, but you run the risk of situations like this.

Right now, in terms of formations, this is the only market showing any signs of a reversal formation within a major support zone . I want to highlight it because this is the look that you want to see in the other markets before a broad reversal in momentum is more likely.

In this case, you have the low established by the pin bar , followed by the sharp bullish candle and now the retest of the low all happening within the 186 to 138 support zone (.618 area of broad bullish structure) . On top of that, the pin bar low rejected the 118 reversal zone boundary which is what happens more often than not in these extreme price areas.

IF this market is going to prove that momentum is changing back to bullish and the next leg higher is in play, it needs to establish a higher low formation, like it is trying to do at the moment or retest the 118 low and form a double bottom (failed low). The more conservative play is to wait for the bullish confirmation of price pushing back above the 186 upper boundary of the support zone .

The mistake you want to avoid is to become bearish on lows. Keep in mind even if there is range bound price action above the 100 level, this entire formation is still one broad higher low compared to where price was months ago. It is very easy to be consumed by hype and exaggeration.

In summary, there are plenty of good prices to buy across all of these markets. The key is not to buy too much or if you want to be more conservative, wait for confirmation of momentum change which means you will give up the better prices for a more favorable environment. Since my broader outlook has not changed, I look to capitalize on both situations. I made some aggressive purchases of BTC , and before I continue to buy any other coin, I will wait for the bullish momentum confirmations. This way, if the market continues to correct, my loss is controlled and manageable. Choosing to be conservative or aggressive is a function of your personality, risk tolerance and experience. I tell people, these markets are not like stocks, they are risky and if you cannot embrace the risk, then you are in the wrong markets.

Questions and comments welcome.
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Comments

Why you even keep making new analysis when every former went wrong lol
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@xeremo, Why you even read the analysis if you are obvisiously not capable to understand the content?
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hgiddy BarrenWaffe
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Jbos865 xeremo
@xeremo, why was he wrong? Seriously. All he says is:

* Manage your risk by position size
* Look at the big picture (months)
* Take this situation as opportunity (aggressive) or wait until the rain is gone and sun is up again and accept that you may have to pay a higher price.

+ Don't invest what you can't lose.
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@xeremo, There is no right and wrong, this game (and many others) are about probabilities.

The faster you learn from the few people who give consistently sound advice like Marc the less money you'll need to part with.
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Great analysis as ever. Good work.
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Thanks for all the info man
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