Litecoin (LTC) is looking at a bullish breakout, having clocked a one-week high earlier today.
The world's fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $175 at 17:19 UTC – the highest level since March 14 – and was last seen changing hands at $173, as per CoinMarketCap.
The 26 percent rise from the March 18 low of $137 indicates the sell-off from the Feb. 20 high of $254 has ended.
However, trading volume has dropped by 17 percent since March 18, suggesting the gains might be short-lived. Further, the 24-hour trading volume of $0.5 billion, stands well below the three-month average daily trading volume of $0.94 billion.
- A bull flag breakout would revive the bull run and possibly yield a rally to $300–$320 in the longer term.
- Repeated failure to beat the flag resistance could yield a pullback to $150, but a bullish-to-bearish trend change is likely only below the 200-day MA support of $141.
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