On May 12, 2019, Bitcoin (BTC) reached highs near $7500, but what about Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)?
To answer these questions, we examine the current long-term and short-term trading patterns of Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC).
After comparing their technical indicators to generate possible trade setups, our major findings are summarized. In conclusion, the winner of this analysis is selected based on future price potential.
You can read our previous analysis of BTC, BCH, and LTC here.
On Apr 3, the price of BTC/USD reached a high of $5335.5 and a low of $4842. Resistance and support lines are traced from this date to generate the ascending channel outlined in the graph below:
The price broke out from the channel on May 5th. It retraced to validate the resistance line on May 6 but continued rising to reach a high of $7448.0 on May 12.
BTC has yet to return to the channel. A new trading pattern above the traced resistance line may now be forming.
Similarly, the price of LTC/USD has been following an ascending support line since making lows of $43.3 on Feb 24.
However, there is no clear resistance line or an apparent trading pattern:
Price spiked in early April but fell throughout the rest of the month. It validated the support line twice at the beginning of May. While following this support line, the price has increased by 108%.
Similar to BTC and LTC, the price of BCH/USD has been following an ascending support line since Dec 18, 2018, when a low of $85.2 was reached.
Subsequently, the price surged to reach a high of $232.1 on Dec 21, 2018.
Since then, Bitcoin Cash has been trading along an ascending channel. While trading inside the channel, the price has increased by a massive 371%.
However, these patterns alone are not sufficient to predict future price movement.
In order to do that, we need to take a look at each of these coins within a shorter time-frame alongside relevant technical indicators.
Bitcoin’s Current Pattern
On May 11, the price reached a high of $6889.9 and generated a resistance line. After a breakout, the price dropped to validate the same line as support on May 12. Since then, the price has been trading inside a horizontal channel with resistance at $7140.
Currently, the price is trading in the middle of the channel. In the short term, the indicators do not give us a clear indication of where the price might be headed.
In order to figure that out, the price of BTC is analyzed at one-day intervals from Sep 2018 to May 2019 alongside the RSI: