Crypto Bears Cave: 3 Altcoins with Bullish Potential Like Parabolic Bitcoin

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May 16, 2019

By CCN: It has been almost a year and a half since bears took over crypto markets. Bitcoin took a massive beating as it shed 84% of its value. Other large-cap coins shared more brutal fates. Ethereum, Litecoin, and EOS were all devalued by more than 90%. Last year was full of trials and tribulations for retail investors. Thankfully, the ordeal is finally over.

With bitcoin’s unbelievable run over the last few days, altcoins such as Ethereum, Litecoin, and EOS have responded with massive technical breakouts. This prompted us to declare that the crypto winter of 2018 is now behind us.

Ethereum Breakout Accurately Mirrors Bitcoin’s Price Action Before the Parabolic Run

Before bitcoin ignited its current parabolic run, it first painted a large ascending triangle pattern on the daily chart. It took the market five months before it broke out of the pattern. When it did, the coin’s value skyrocketed by almost 95% in a month and a half. The breakout marked bitcoin’s technical reversal.

The technical reversal from an ascending triangle prompted a monster bitcoin run | Source: TradingView

Surprisingly, Ethereum is closely following in bitcoin’s footsteps. It also spent around five months printing a large ascending triangle on the daily chart. Now that it broke out of the pattern, it appears to be launching its own parabolic run.

Ethereum appears to be in the same parabolic trajectory as bitcoin | Source: TradingView

Only time will tell if Ethereum will also go parabolic, but one thing’s for sure: it is no longer in bear territory.

Litecoin and EOS Unmistakeably Showing Similar Bullish Structures

Other large caps are following bitcoin’s leadership. Litecoin and EOS have printed the exact same reversal pattern on the longer time frame. Even more impressive, both altcoins have breached the neckline of the reversal structure to indicate the end of the downtrend on the macro perspective.

Litecoin’s inverse head and shoulders breakout on the weekly chart | Source: TradingView

In the above chart, you will see that Litecoin is breaking out from a massive inverse head and shoulders pattern which has a 90% success rate. It took the market 11 months to generate this structure. That’s a lot of time to build a base in crypto. This reminds us of the phrase, “the longer the base, the higher the space.”

Another market that’s escaping bear country is EOS. Like Litecoin, it also broke out from a large inverse head and shoulders pattern on the weekly chart. The structure took nine months to build. The base-building time horizon may be a couple of months short compared to Litecoin’s, but it is still a considerable amount of time. It actually might just be enough to serve as the foundation of the next bull run.

EOS breaking out from nine-month-long accumulation | Source: TradingView

With these technical breakouts, we are convinced that the crypto winter of 2018 is finally over. As large-cap altcoins show strength, mid- and low-cap coins are likely to follow suit just like in the last bull run. Sure, there may be dips and corrections, but it is highly doubtful that we generate new lows anytime soon.

This article was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.

Last modified (UTC): May 16, 2019 12:51

Kiril Nikolaev @kirilnikk123

Kiril is a CFA Charterholder and financial professional with 5+ years of experience in financial writing, analysis and product ownership. He has a bachelor's degree with a specialty in finance and lives in Canada. Kiril’s current focus is on cryptocurrencies and funds, as he does his own crypto research and is a Product Manager at Mitre Media. He also has his personal website, InvestorAcademy.org where he teaches people about the basics of investing. He owns Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins but does not engage in short-term or day-trading. Follow the author on Twitter @kirilnikk kirilnikk123@gmail.com