Namecoin Rally Ends, Peercoin Still Up

We have a mixed bag of results today. While Peercoin continues to clock gains, Namecoin finished its rally. It’s currently quoted at 25 cents, only 1.1 cents above the price noted two weeks ago.

Peercoin Rallies by 13 Percent

Peercoin prices are up by over 13 percent during the past 14 days, from $0.284 to 0.322 right now. As you can probably deduce from the chart below, the uptrend is still in place.

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To end it, the bears will have to stage a decisive break of the $0.292 swing low. Support below here can be found at the $0.273 swing low followed by the $0.25 semi-round figure. Further down there’s a cluster of support levels around 20-21 cents. The $0.211 figure is the swing low for January, while $0.206 is last year’s low for PPC/USD. A clearing of this support area and a move below 20 cents could intensify the losses.

On the upper end, there’s weak resistance at this month’s high of $0.337. This is followed by potential resistance levels at 35 cents and the $0.388 swing high. Higher still there’s a few more notable levels at $0.40, $0.50 and $0.524 dollars per coin. On the weekly charts the trend has switched to bullish but on the longer-term monthly charts PPC/USD remains in neutral mode.

Namecoin Uptrend Ends

Namecoin started out similarly to PPC, rallying to a high of $0.284 dollars on February 24th. But here the fates of the two altcoins start to diverge as Peercoin resumes the move higher after a brief retracement while NMC/USD continues to lose ground.

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We are currently trading right at the 25 cents level, up by only 1.1 cents in two weeks. While this is a gain of over 4 percent, the large retracement from the highs signals that the uptrend is probably over. To resume it, the bulls will have to push this pair back above the $0.284 dollars swing high. Note that close to here we find three more resistance levels at the $0.292 swing high, the 30 cents round figure and the September resistance at $0.32 dollars. A clearing of this resistance area could see more NMC gains.

To start a new downtrend we need to see a break below the $0.222 swing low. We have support below here at the $0.211 swing low and the 20 cents round figure, closely followed by another swing low at $0.194 dollars per coin. Last December’s low at $0.162 is another noteworthy support level, as is last year’s low at $0.153. A breakdown below here could exacerbate the losses. The long-term charts for NMC/USD remain mixed, the weekly is neutral but the monthly chart is bearish.

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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