Bitcoin, Litecoin at New All-Time Highs Dec 2017


Both of the cryptos we follow on Tuesdays have hit new all-time highs. Bitcoin peaked at $11,950 dollars today while LTC/USD topped out at $105.30 two days ago.

Bitcoin Clears $10,000 Dollars

After fighting with the $10,000 level for a few days BTC finally managed to clear it and head higher. Today we hit a high of $11,950 before a daily retracement took us back down to $11,461 dollars per coin. We are currently quoted close to the daily highs at $11,712 dollars.


The rally that started three weeks ago is still in play. To end it we need to see a break below the $8,650 level. Just above here we should have solid support at the $8,811 swing low, followed by the $10,000 round figure. Considering that we’re near all-time highs for BTC/USD, there’s not much resistance on the upper end. Today’s high at $11,950 as well as $12,000 may provide some resistance. Further up the $15,000 round level is another notable resistance. The ‘smaller’ round levels at $13,000 and $14,000 may act as resistance as well. On the long-term charts (both weekly and monthly) bitcoin remains in a bull market.

Bitcoin got a lift from a positive news cycle this weekend. The CBOE futures exchange announced that it will list bitcoin futures on December 10th, eight days before the launch of CME futures. The sudden decision to launch early seeks to seize the first-mover advantage in this emergent asset class. Trading will start on Sunday at 18:00 EST. Initially, trading fees will be waived during December. The CBOE futures will be listed under the ticker XBT and will cash-settle based on the Gemini auction.

Litecoin Also at New All-Time Highs

Litecoin prices are near all-time highs as well, after peaking at $105.30 two days ago. We are currently trading just below the $100 round figure.


Litecoin is still in an uptrend here. To end the rally on the daily charts the bears will have to push LTC/USD below the $73.03 swing low. Support below here can be found in the area around the $66.69 level. Here we have the former swing high at $66.69 and the swing low at $67.51 dollars. A decisive breakdown below here could start a new LTC downtrend.

On the upside, we have weak resistance around the $100 round figure, followed by more resistance at the $105.30 all-time high. Similarly to BTC, litecoin is looking bullish on both the weekly and monthly timeframes.

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