Over the past 24 hours, the Litecoin (LTC) price has struggled to break above the 21-day line SMA. In other words, the Litecoin price rose to the high of $69, but was pushed back.
In previous price moves, upside was capped below the $74 price level. If Litecoin bounces below the $0.74 resistance, the market will rise to the 50-day line SMA or the high of $100. The cryptocurrency will resume its upward momentum if the 50-day line SMA is broken. Nevertheless, LTC/USD will continue its movement between $60 and $75 if buyers fail to keep the price above the recent high. At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency is trading at $68.
The recent upward movement has brought Litecoin to level 43 on the Relative Strength Index for period 14. The cryptocurrency is approaching the bullish trend zone. The cryptocurrency price is slightly above the 21-day line SMA, but below the 50-day line SMA. Litecoin is above the 40% area of the daily stochastic. The 21-day line SMA and the 50-day line SMA are sloping downward, indicating a downtrend.
Resistance levels: $140, $180, $220
Support levels: $100, $60, $20
Litecoin's upward movement is met with rejection at the recent high. It is likely that the altcoin will continue its movement within the trading range as buyers fail to break the recent resistance. Meanwhile, the May 12 downtrend has shown a candle body testing the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level. The retracement suggests that LTC will fall to the 1.272 Fibonacci extension level or $50.09.
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