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1. Top 2 Good News for LTC HODLERS !!!
70 Million Venmo Users Can Now Buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin
Statistic as of 2021-04-29 04:24 AM EDT: 42 positive votes, 0 negative vote
Venmo, one of the most used social media like financial app has began rolling out crypto purchases, including bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and litecoin. Venmo has 70 million users according...(Read more on CryptoPanic)
Grayscale Adds $1 Billion In Crypto in 24 Hours, While LTC and BCH Premiums Skyrocket(Read more on CryptoPanic)
Statistic as of 2021-04-29 04:24 AM EDT: 36 positive votes, 2 negative votes
Largest Bitcoin absorber, Grayscale, has added another billion worth of digital assets in merely twenty-four hours, while premiums for LTC and BCH shares spike
2. How Litecoin Performs Relative to Other Cryptos ?
As of 29 Apr 2021, Litecoin has made a cumulative return of 616.87% since Jan 2020 and 203.37% since Jan 2021. It is currently the 11th greatest performing crypto asset since Jan 2021 as compared to the other cryptocurrencies presented above.
3. Technical Analysis on Litecoin
3.1. Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)
VWAP is a technical indicator used by a trader to gauge the overall trend of an asset price movement. VWAP line (orange line) represents the volume-weighted average price (average price here is defined as the average of high, low and close prices) while close price line (blue line) represents the price when LTC is closed at the end of every single day.
Whenever blue line (cross price) is above orange line (VWAP), it indicates that the asset is gaining momentum and being traded higher than its average price level. This would represent a 'buy' opportunity for short-term momentum trader whom task is to trade following the trend while a longer term mean-revision trader might take it as a 'sell' opportunity, anticipating that the price of LTC (blue line) to fall to its average level (orange line).
Whenever blue line (cross price) is below orange line (VWAP), it indicates that the asset is losing momentum and being traded lower than its average price level. This would represent a 'sell' opportunity for short-term momentum trader whom task is to trade following the trend while a longer term mean-revision trader might take it as a 'buy' opportunity, anticipating that the price of LTC (blue line) to rise to its average level (orange line).
As of 29 Apr 2021, VWAP is suggesting that LTC is trading slightly higher than its average price of USD 245 to USD 250 per LTC.
3.2. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
MACD is often used by trader as a momentum indicator. There are 2 lines that form the above charts, namely MACD (12, 26) lines and Signal(9) line, while the histogram is calculated by subtracting Signal (9) from MACD (12,26). Histogram would fall to the negative territory whenever MACD (12, 26) is trending at a lower level than Signal (9) and rise to the positive territory whenever MACD (12,26) is trending at a higher level than Signal (9).
MACD (12, 26) is computed by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving average (EMA) of LTC closing price from its 12-day EMA.
Signal (9) on the other hand is calculated as the 9-day EMA of MACD (12,26).
As MACD (12, 26) goes higher away from Signal (9), it signifies that LTC is gaining momentum and whenever it goes trends at a lower level than Signal (9),it signifies that LTC is losing momentum.
As of 29 Apr 2021, MACD is suggesting that LTC is losing momentum.
3.3. Bollinger Band
Bollinger band is often being used by mean-reversion trader as a gauge to assess how undervalued or overvalued an asset is. Its chart made up of 4 lines, namely:
- SMA (20) (blue line), which is the 20-day simple moving average price of LTC
- Upper Band (orange line), which is computed by adding 2 standard deviations of LTC on SMA (20)
- Lower Band (red line) , which is computed by subtracting 2 standard deviations of LTC from SMA (20)
- Close (green line), which is the daily closing price of LTC
Whenever close line (green) touches the lower band (red), it indicates that LTC is corrected too much and is being traded at an undervalued level, representing a 'buy' opportunity. On the other hand, whenever close line (green) touches the upper band (orange), it indicates that LTC is gaining too much momentum and is being traded at an overvalued level, thus indicating a 'sell' opportunity.
As of 29 Apr 2021, Bollinger Band is suggesting that LTC is trading at its fair value (i.e. neither undervalued nor overvalued).
3.4. Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Just like Bollinger Band, Relative Strength Index is often being used by mean-reversion trader as a gauge to assess how undervalued or overvalued an asset is. There are 2 psychological levels, i.e. 30 and 70 in RSI. Whenever the RSI reaches 30, it indicates that LTC is corrected too much and is being traded at an undervalued level, representing a 'buy' opportunity. On the other hand, whenever RSI reaches 70, it indicates that LTC is gaining too much momentum and is being traded at an overvalued level, thus indicating a 'sell' opportunity.
As of 29 Apr 2021, RSI is suggesting that LTC was gaining a lot of momentum in the last 14 days and currently trading at an overvalued level.
Based on the technical analysis presented above, quantdoge thinks that there is a possibility for LTC to retrace or correct downwards in the short run, but I could be wrong, hence please make your careful due diligence before making any financial decision.
4. Litecoin Risk Profile
Based on the 100-day 95% historical Value-at-Risk (VaR) profile of Litecoin defined above, LTC seems to trade at a higher risk level on 29 Apr 2021 as compared to 10 days before on 19 Apr 2021, with its biggest pullback being seen at 20.27% on a single day during the last 100 days. However, I could be wrong, hence please make your careful due diligence before making any financial decision.
5. Price Simulation for Litecoin
How did quantdoge simulation perform vs the actual LTC price movement over the last week ?
Over the last 7 days, LTC has been trading in line with the expected values of quantdoge simulations, indicating that LTC was trading near its fair value over the last week.
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If you are into Ethereum (ETH) and Binance Coin (BNB), I have made similar analysis on them at:
- 23 April 2021 (FRI)- Binance Coin (BNB) Daily Risk Report
- 23 April 2021 (FRI)- Ethereum (ETH) Daily Risk Report
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