Namecoin Breaks Down, Peercoin Nears Support

It’s time for another Peercoin/Namecoin update. The two coins had a different fate since our last update 14 days ago. While NMC fell to new lows and into a downward trend, PPC only bounced at support.

Namecoin Breaks Down

Namecoin prices broke down past the $0.27 level last week, hitting a low of $0.236 on October 18th. From here we rallied back up as prices retested the previous support at 27 cents. But now this level acted as resistance, leading to renewed selling. We’re currently quoted at $0.254 per coin.

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Below current prices weak support can be found at this month’s low at $0.236. This is followed by the round figures at $0.20 and $0.15 dollars. Now all three (short-term, medium-term and long-term) trends for NMC/USD are down.

To end the current downtrend, the bulls will have to push prices back above the 27 cents former support now turned resistance. To repeat again, we’re looking for a decisive break of the resistance level, not just a brief spike above. For example, last Saturday prices got bid up as high as $0.276 before the bears were able to take charge again.

A new uptrend requires a breakout above the 30 cents level. Higher up we find resistance at the two-month high of $0.32 and the $0.346 swing high. These levels are followed by more notable resistance at $0.371 and $0.40 per coin.

Peercoin Bounces at Support

In our last article we identified the $0.272-$0.282 area as potential support. Last week PPC/USD strongly bounced in this area, after dipping slightly below the level to $0.269. The subsequent rally took prices to a high of 29 cents. But those gains didn’t last and soon Peercoin fell back down toward the same support area. We’re now trading just above it at $0.276 dollars per coin.

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A decisive break below $0.269 could start a new PPC downtrend. Below here we have a support at the $0.237 spike low followed by the swing low at $0.211.

On the upper end, a clean break above the 30 cents round figure may start a new rally. Above here we have weak resistance at  the $0.312 swing high followed by a stronger level consisting of several spike highs near 35 cents per coin. Higher still we find a resistance area around 39-40 cents. A clearing of this area could lead to more gains for Peercoin.

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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