The Leading Cryptocurrency Stories for 17th Jan 2018

The Leading Cryptocurrency Stories for 17th Jan 2018
January 17, 2018

The new year has started shaky for crypto currencies as a whole. As the digital currencies rise in popularity, so is the volatility. A 30% to 50% movement per week has become the norm, even in top rated coins. However, along with the volatility comes the opportunity to make extraordinary returns in a short span of time. Staying up-to-date ensures success, while investing in the financial markets. That rule applies to crypto currencies as well. Let us see the recent developments in the cryptocurrency market.
Bitcoin started off very well this week at $14,000 levels, but was unable to sustain and move up due to an increase in the selling pressure. The South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges generate a majority of trading volume in several well known crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and Ripple. Therefore, any negative news that comes out of South Korea affects all the crypto currencies. Yesterday, a South Korean minister has warned that the country may soon issue a blanket ban on cryptocurrency trading, as early as next week. That triggered a panic sell off in the market, leading to a sharp fall in the price of Bitcoin. It can be remembered that the Chinese government has recently ordered the miners to make an orderly exit. The cryptocurrency briefly touched 9,952 before recovering back to 10,500 levels. Read more here.
Last Friday, Ether recorded a historic high of $1415. However, the report of a possible ban on cryptocurrency trading in South Korea pushed Ether to a low of about $880 yesterday. There are block chain platforms which claim to offer better features and security than Ethereum. Still, Ethereum continues to lead block chain adoption among businesses. Therefore, any dips in Ethereum should be construed as an opportunity to invest. Read more here.
No other top rated cryptocurrency would have seen a roller coaster ride of this magnitude in a short span of time. The crypto coin climbed from $0.20 to $3, and has fallen back to $1.10 levels in a matter of one month. The market capitalisation is down to $48 billion, less than half of what it was a few days before. There are two reasons for the decline. The market has quickly realised that not even a single bank has completely adopted the platform so far. The platform is only in the stages of testing. Secondly, Ripple is now facing a case in the New York state court regarding a contract signed in 2016, with R3 consortium. The value of the option contract is now $12 billion. The judgement may decide the fate of the company and Ripple platform. Therefore, the market is punishing Ripple, considering the seriousness of the issue. Read more here.

Our Forex Trading Plan

Bitcoin. In our previous articles, we had mentioned that Bitcoin is moving within a range of 13,000 and 17,000. Yesterday, the news of a probable trading ban by South Korea resulted in a breakdown of the lower range of the trading band. We are now expecting Bitcoin to remain on a weak note for a considerable period of time.

Technically, the stochastic indicator has also entered the bearish zone. Until the oscillator climbs back above the reading of 20, Bitcoin will remain weak.

To trade the downtrend, we are planning to use one of our Forex trading accounts to go short in the cryptocurrency. The ideal entry and exit levels 11,000 and 8,000. While opening a short position, we would certainly place a stop loss order above 12,500.

Bitcoin - Technical Analysis - 17th January 2018


Our Binary Options Trading Plan

Ethereum. As discussed above, this currency is not merely a store of value. The platform is getting adopted at a rapid pace by businesses. The currency fell yesterday due to overall bearishness in the crypto market and not due to any other fundamental reason. Thus, we expect Ethereum to bounce back sharply in the next few trading sessions. Technically, the Williams’ Percentage Range indicator is reflecting an oversold scenario. Thus, we can expect a bullish reversal soon.

To capitalise on the probable trend reversal, we may invest in a call option. Before investing, we will make sure that the binary broker offers a contract valid for one week. Further, the Ether token should be trading at about $880 in the cryptocurrency market.

Ethereum - Technical Analysis - 17th January 2018

Disclaimer: The trading analysis offered here is our opinion. It is not provided as trading advice, merely an indication of our trading plan. We cannot guarantee success and we encourage traders to incorporate a strong money management strategy to limit losses. Please use this article as part of your own research before formulating strategies prior to trading.

Ian Maguire

Ian Maguire

Ian is our resident contributor to the latest going ons in the cryptomarket, keeping up to date with the latest icos and coins

Related Articles

Micron Up on Strong FY17, FY18 Outlook for Memory Chips

  The stock of memory chip manufacturer Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) is trading near the 12-month high of $32.96. An

IMF Expects Launch Of Central Bank Digital Currency

  The cryptocurrency market remains in a correction mode which started last Saturday. Bitcoin (BTC), which hit a high of

Soft Retail Sales Data Turns Euro Weak

  Lower than anticipated inflation, and trade related issues with the US turned the euro weak in July. Across the