Litecoin price faced a tough resistance at $145 against the US Dollar. LTC/USD is currently under pressure below $145 and it remains at a risk of more declines.
Key Talking Points
Litecoin price recovered slightly, but it faced a strong resistance near $145 (Data feed of Kraken) against the US Dollar.
There is a crucial bearish trend line in place with resistance at $143 on the hourly chart of the LTC/USD pair.
The pair may continue to face hurdles near $143, $145 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Litecoin Price Forecast
After a major decline, litecoin price found support near the $131.00 level against the US dollar. The LTC/USD pair traded as low as $131.37 before buyers protected more losses.
Looking at the chart, the price started an upside correction and traded above the $138 and $140 resistance levels. It even broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $160.78 high to $131.37 low.
However, the upside move was capped by a major resistance at $145. The stated $145 level was a support earlier and is currently preventing upsides. Moreover, the 100 hourly simple moving average also protected gains around $144-145.
More importantly, the price was rejected from the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $160.78 high to $131.37 low. LTC buyers also struggled to break a crucial bearish trend line with resistance at $143 on the hourly chart of the LTC/USD pair.
The pair moved down once again and is currently trading near $136.00. It remains at a risk of more losses as long as it is below $145. A break and close above $145 may perhaps open the doors for a push above $150.
On the downside, the $131.37 low is a short-term support, followed by $130. A break of this last would set the pace for a test of $125.
Overall, the current bias is bearish below $142 and $145. In the short term, there might be ranging moves below $145 before litecoin price makes the next move either above $145 or below $130.