Litecoin’s post-halving slump should be met with concern. The fifth-largest cryptocurrency in the market has been in a slump since the beginning of the month, with many dismissing it as simply the halving bears. However, the digital silver is now entering dangerous territory.
Since topping out at $144 during the close of June, the price has been in a free fall. At press time, Litecoin was trading below $75, a whopping 47.91 percent below its yearly high. This price depreciation did not happen suddenly, but in gradual phases.
At first, the price dropped by 15.76 percent between June 26-27, following which the price fell by another 27.31 percent between July 9-14. Between 21-24 July, the price dropped by another 10.39 percent and then finally, between 12-15 August, the price dropped by 16 percent and took the price below $80 for the first time since early May.
Looking at the daily chart, Litecoin is forming a falling wedge. The top of the same is structured via lower and lower highs, seen at $133, $123, $98, $89 and finally, $77. Barring one (immediately rectified) drop from $90 t0 $79 seen on July 16-17, LTC has been experiencing lower lows as well. Based on the daily chart, the same are placed at $118, $102, $89, $83, and $75.
The falling wedge is accompanied by a decrease in volume. If the breakout is likely to materialize, it has to be accompanied by investor interest via an uptick in volume. The digital silver is dangerously close to dropping below its key support level of $72.69, as the current price is just below $74. If this does break, the wedge will no doubt prolong itself, and the next support level that will be tested will be $66.34.