Top 3 Coins to Watch Today: LTC, LUNA, ZEC – March 23 Trading Analysis

Let’s take a closer look at today’s altcoins showing breakout signals. We’ll explain what the coin is, then dive into the trading charts and provide some analysis to help you decide.

1. Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin LTC is a cryptocurrency designed to provide fast, secure and low-cost payments by leveraging the unique properties of blockchain technology. The cryptocurrency was created based on the Bitcoin protocol, but it differs in terms of the hashing algorithm used, hard cap, block transaction times, and a few other factors. Litecoin has a block time of just 2.5 minutes and extremely low transaction fees, making it suitable for micro-transactions and point-of-sale payments.

LTC Price Analysis

At the time of writing, LTC is ranked the 20th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$121.80. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

After setting a low last week, LTC kicked off a recovery trend that gained nearly 24% to break the weekly highs.


The following 60% plummet found support near $104.36, sweeping under the 40 EMA into the 61.8% retracement level before bouncing to resistance beginning at $124.53.

This area could continue to provide resistance, possibly causing a retracement to the 9 EMA and 18 EMA near $129.12, where aggressive bulls might begin bidding. The level near $137.98, which has confluence with the 40 EMA, may see more interest from bulls loading up for an attempt on probable resistance beginning near $152.13. 

However, if Bitcoin continues its sideways trend, much lower prices could be seen. The old support near $101.18 could provide at least a short-term bounce. If this level fails, the old monthly lows near $94.23 might also give support and see the start of a new bullish cycle after retesting these support levels.

2. Terra (LUNA)

Terra LUNA is a blockchain protocol that uses fiat-pegged stablecoins to power price-stable global payments systems. According to its whitepaper, Terra combines the price stability and wide adoption of fiat currencies with the censorship-resistance of Bitcoin, and offers fast and affordable settlements. Terra’s native token, LUNA, is used to stabilise the price of the protocol’s stablecoins. LUNA holders are also able to submit and vote on governance proposals, giving it the functionality of a governance token.

LUNA Price Analysis

At the time of writing, LUNA is ranked the 7th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$92.65. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

LUNA showed significant strength in the face of a mostly bearish altcoin market, rallying over 90% in late February.

The price is currently retracing from resistance near $102.90, just below the all-time high. Bulls might begin eyeing entries near $82.00, which will soon be near the 18 EMA and between the 61.8% and 78.6% retracement levels of the last leg upward.

A deeper retracement might reach an inefficient zone and the 40 EMA under the last daily swing low, between $77.44 and $74.07. A move below this low suggests a more bearish shift in market structure. If this shift occurs, it could create a short setup to target possible support at the upmove’s accumulation zone, near $70.41.

While the price is retracing, $90.44 offers the closest probable resistance at the 2022 yearly open. Just above, near the March monthly open, the consolidation lows near $96.69 are also a reasonable candidate for resistance.

If the price breaks through these resistances, the significant resistance at $100.69 might also break and allow LUNA to set new all-time highs. However, bulls should keep in mind that the overall market is mostly bearish, decreasing the chances of a massive bullish breakout. If the price does break the all-time high and enter discovery, overlapping extensions near $128.40 offer a possible significant target.

3. Zcash (ZEC)

Zcash ZEC is a decentralised cryptocurrency focused on privacy and anonymity. It uses the zk-SNARK zero-knowledge proof technology that allows nodes on the network to verify transactions without revealing any sensitive information about those transactions. Zcash transactions, on the other hand, still have to be relayed via a public blockchain, but unlike pseudonymous cryptocurrencies, ZEC transactions by default do not reveal the sending and receiving addresses or the amount being sent.

ZEC Price Analysis

At the time of writing, ZEC is ranked the 50th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$176.30. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

ZEC‘s recent bearish flip of the 9, 18 and 40 EMAs might cause bulls to be less aggressive in bidding. However, possible support near $149.47 and $160.96 – between the 41.8% and 58.6% retracements – could see at least a short-term bounce. 

Last year’s long-term consolidation suggests that the areas near $136.23 may be more likely to cause a longer-term trend reversal. 

Bears are likely to add to their shorts at probable resistance beginning near $180.50, which has confluence with the 18 EMA. A fast break of this resistance could trigger more selling near $192.12, the start of the bearish move.

If an aggressive bullish move does appear, trapped buyers in the probable resistance beginning near $216.41 might provide a ceiling for this impulse.

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Where to Buy or Trade Altcoins?

These coins have high liquidity on Binance Exchange, so that could help with trading on AUD/USDT/BTC pairs. And if you’re looking at buying and HODLing cryptos, then Swyftx Exchange is an easy-to-use popular choice in Australia.

Malik Junaid

Malik Junaid

Malik is a skilled writer with a background in Software Engineering. His interests are blockchain, cryptocurrency trading and market analysis.

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