Namecoin Breaks Yearly Low, Peercoin Flat


Since our last update , bitcoin prices eased up a bit after a failure to move higher. Tuesday’s push stopped short of breaking the $335 level at $334.46 and since then BTC has been in a steady slide lower. We are currently quoted at $319 per coin, about $15 dollars off the December 23rd highs. Bitcoin’s move lower translated to more losses for altcoins. Namecoin broke its yearly low of $0.75 yesterday and Litecoin continued the downtrend, falling to a new low of $2.67 today.

Namecoin Breaks 2014 Low

After hovering above $0.75 for a couple of days, alternative cryptocurrency Namecoin broke the important yearly low yesterday. The fall hasn’t had much follow-through as of yet, NMC is trading at $0.738 at the moment.


The break of $0.75 may lead to more losses toward $0.70. Important levels on the downside may include $0.60 and $0.50. On the upside, a breakout above $0.85 should end the downtrend. As we always say, whenever trading altcoins you should keep one eye on big brother bitcoin. This is because the prevailing BTC trend will usually spill over and influence altcoin prices. The most recent example of this was Namecoin itself. After an initial strong performance last week, NMC eventually joined the downtrend and hit new lows this week.

Peercoin Flat After $0.50 Bounce

Peercoin is trading flat this week after a bounce near the half-parity level at $0.50. Last week’s move lower stopped at $0.514. We are now trading about 10 percent higher at $0.563. To resume the momentum lower, we would need to see a break of $0.50.


On the upside, the downtrend may be snapped if PPC/USD manages to climb back above $0.70. Don’t forget to watch bitcoin’s movements. The important BTC levels are $335 on the upside and $300 on the downside. A break of $335 should end the BTC downtrend and may lead to stabilization in altcoin prices. A decisive move below $300 could intensify the current altcoin downtrend.

Due to the coming holiday season (December 25th – January 2nd) volatility and liquidity may be lower. This is turn may translate into smaller ranges and unpredictable price movements. A quick look at last year’s Christmas period shows that the 14 period Average Daily Range, a measure of volatility, fell by over 50 percent during December 25th 2013 – January 2nd 2014. So be careful out there and Happy Holidays!

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