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Litecoin outperformed Bitcoin, but not in a way you think

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Litecoin [LTC] also referred to as the ‘silver’ to Bitcoin’s ‘gold’, registered a plunge in price over the last week along with several other cryptos.

However, the point that sets Litcoin apart from others is that it also showed better signs of recovery in the last 24-hour period as its performance increased by more than 2%.

The growth registered by LTC in the last 24 hours was even more than top cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum. At press time, Litecoin was trading at $54.25.

What metrics suggest

Since the massive market crash earlier this year, most of the cryptos, along with LTC, have struggled to raise their values. However, since July, the market has shown signs of recovery, helping LTC touch the $63 mark in mid-August.

The recent decline pushed LTC’s price to $52. A good sign is that the MVRV ratio also registered a decrease along with LTC’s price, indicating a possible market bottom. Therefore, a possibility arises of Litecoin continuing to move upward in the coming days. 

Litecoin holders can take it as a signal of taking a gradual long position.

Source: Glassnode

Moreover, an interesting development for investors was that the reserve risk of LTC also moved downward, which created an opportunity for investors to buy as the risk-to-reward ratio improved. 

Source: Glassnode

While the aforementioned metrics registered a decline, Litecoin’s development activity surged during the last week. This, by and large, is a positive signal for crypto as it represents the interest and effort of developers in improving the blockchain. 

Source: Santiment

Going ahead

Interestingly, the readings from LTC’s 4-hour chart were ambiguous. While some indicators gave hope for brighter days ahead, some suggested otherwise.

The MACD displayed a bullish crossover on 28 August as the blue line was on the verge of flipping the red. This indicated that a further surge in LTC’s price can be expected. However, RSI was seen resting at the 44.55 mark without showing any explicit bullish sign like MACD. 

Source: TradingView

On the other hand, the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) ribbon hinted at a bearish edge in the market as the red line was well above the yellow line, and the gap seemed to be widening.

Moreover, Bollinger Bands also suggested a possible squeeze in LTC’s price over the next few days. Thus, minimizing the possibility of a northward breakout.  

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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