Failed Breakout for ETH, Dash Up

Both of the cryptos we follow on Thursdays are up compared to seven days ago. But only Dash in still in rally mode.

Failed Breakout for ETH/BTC

Ether had a brief break above the upper end of the range at 0.05545 BTC. A high of 0.05906 BTC was seen on November 25th but prices topped out here. We are currently trading much lower at 0.0435 BTC per coin.

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After that failed breakout ETH prices are back in a range. The threshold to start a new rally has now moved to 0.05906 BTC. On the lower end the bears need to push ETH/BTC below the 0.03712 lows to start a new downtrend. On the longer-term charts the picture is mixed. On the weekly charts prices are looking bearish but on the monthly the situation is reversed, with ETH still in an uptrend.

Dash in Rally Mode

Dash is still in a rally vs bitcoin while most altcoins continue to lose ground. We are quoted at 0.07715 right now, up by close to 13 percent since last Thursday. The bears now need a move below the 0.0576 BTC swing low to end the current uptrend. A breakdown below the 0.05 round figure would start a new downtrend in prices.

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Support above here can be found at the 0.0515 swing low. This is followed by the former highs at 0.05402 BTC, 0.0562 BTC and the 0.06 round figure. Above current prices we have a double top resistance around the 0.08 round level. Prices topped out here yesterday at 0.08018 BTC per coin. Higher up we find more resistance at last month’s spike high of 0.08572 BTC, followed by the 8-month high at 0.0972 BTC.

Not far from here we have the 0.1 round figure that could also act as resistance. The all-time high for DSH/BTC was set back in March at 0.1265 BTC. It should act as strong resistance if prices were to get that high. On the longer-term charts Dash is range-bound on the weekly but bullish on the monthlies.

Bitcoin Drops 23 Percent

No crypto update is complete without taking at look at big brother bitcoin. Bitcoin is down close to 23 percent versus the U.S. Dollar. Prices peaked out at $11,427 two days ago and have since swung back and forth around the $10,000 mark.

Despite the large retracement, BTC/USD remains in an uptrend on the daily charts. To end it the bears need to push the pair below the $7,769 swing low. On the weekly and monthly charts bitcoin is in rally mode as well.

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Petar Kotevski

Petar is a forex trader and writer with 9 years of experience in financial markets. He has been following bitcoin since 2010. A year ago, as the BTC market matured, he started getting more involved by writing articles on bitcoin and other alternative currencies.

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