More of the Same as Bitcoin Still Range-bound

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Another week has passed and not much is changed. Both Bitcoin and Litecoin and still consolidating.Bitcoin is currently quoted at $228.49 dollars, just 41 cents below the price noted in last week’s article. You can see the effect of bitcoin’s consolidation across the crypto-market. For example Litecoin is trading at $2.82, about 4 cents higher,  just 1.4 in percentage terms.

Bitcoin Still Range-bound

While BTC is pushing on the lower bounds and making new lows, it has yet to make a decisive breakdown. In the past seven days, the total range has been only $10 dollars and 59 cents, with a high at $234.59 and a low at $224. Today we hit new multi-day lows at $224 but this was quickly followed by a sharp rally to $230.48.

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But even though currently we are not getting much movement, slow periods like these are usually followed by breakouts. We can’t know when that will happen but it pays to be prepared. The important breakout levels start with $250 on the upside. A clean move above this level should produce a new BTC rally.

On the downside, things are more complicated. We have several weak support levels here, starting with $220, followed by $216 and ending with the $210 former double bottom. For the conservative entry, waiting for a breakdown below $210 seems prudent. This is the strongest level of the three and a decisive break below it should extend the losses.

Further down we find more support at the August 25th $192 swing low. This is followed by the year’s low for bitcoin at $162 dollars per coin.

Litecoin Up Slightly at 1.4 Percent

Alternative crypto-currency Litecoin is following big brother bitcoin in range. In the past seven days since our last update, LTC/USD traded between $2.70 and $3.01 dollars per coin. We are currently quoted at $2.82, only 1.4 percent above the price in our previous LTC update.

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For Litecoin the situation looks much clearer, with two distinct breakout levels. On the topside, a breakout above $3.18 may jump-start a new rally. This is slightly above the $3.12 swing high of the current range. Meanwhile on the lower end, a break below the $2.50 swing low may trigger a new downtrend. Further down more support can be found at $2.40 swing low. A breakdown below here could open the way to $2 dollars per coin.

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