How this works is that the rewards miners receive from mining Litecoin will be cut in half.
The hype is that Litecoin will go up due to this event, but we do not agree...
Based on experience, each time a halving event takes place the price tends to drop . So we are very likely to see LTCUSD prices move lower... "Buy the rumor, sell the news".
The daily and weekly charts support this view:
When the halving comes prices tend to increase way before the actual event... Here you can see Litecoin ( LTCBTC /LTCU19) moving up before the halving, to later start falling down...
We believe Litecoin ( LTCUSD ) will be moving lower once the halving comes rather than higher...
The reason for this is that whales (exchanges) will sell all of their coins and start collecting new coins at lower prices to sell years ahead when the prices are high...
The halving is expected to happen on the 5th of August 2019.
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If LTCUSD closes below EMA10, it is likely to follow our above scenario.
Below it and LTCUSD it is most likely to continue lower.
We believe it will drop after the halving.
On the weekly time frame, LTCUSD can move higher if it can hold the current prices and move up from here, close above EMA100 and move up.
While it can go lower if it breaks and closes below EMA50... Here is the chart:
The ascending channel has been broken.
We saw LTCBTC and LTCUSD prices move lower before, during and after the halving... This is common in the crypto sphere and happens all of the time.
Next time you see the "halving hype", you know that the prices won't go high. Instead they will move lower and only after the retrace it can start to move up.
This will happen next to Bitcoin next year, expect the halving hype and people start to buy, when the halving date comes, then the whales sell and drop the price...
I hope you found this article useful.
Alan, do you thing there is a safe way to short LTC ?
I'm looking at the options on the LTC/USD pair : we have a symmetrical triangle and a support @71$. I guess both could be used as entry points if broken, but I don't feel confident with the symmetrical triangle.
This happened for the LTCUSD or LTCBTC pair?