Top 3 Coins to Watch Today: WAVES, FTM, GRT – March 17 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. Waves (WAVES)

WAVES is a multi-purpose blockchain platform that supports various use cases, including decentralised applications (DApps) and smart contracts. The platform has undergone various changes and added new spin-off features to build on its original design. Waves’ native token is WAVES, an uncapped supply token used for standard payments such as block rewards. Waves initially set out to improve on the first blockchain platforms by increasing speed, utility and user-friendliness.

WAVES Price Analysis

At the time of writing, WAVES is ranked the 40th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$27.94. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

During the last week’s high, WAVES‘ slight drop marks the current range as a reasonable area to expect accumulation.


The recent bearish flip of the 9, 18 and 40 EMAs might cause bulls to be less aggressive in bidding. However, possible support near $25.88 and $22.35 – between the 31.8% and 40.6% retracements – could see at least a short-term bounce. 

Long-term consolidation suggests that the areas near $33.45 and $35.61 may be more likely to cause a longer-term trend reversal.

Bears are likely to add to their shorts at probable resistance beginning near $29.77, which has confluence with the 18 EMA. A fast break of this resistance could trigger more selling near $31.42, the start of the bearish move.

2. Fantom (FTM)

Fantom FTM is a directed acyclic graph (DAG) smart contract platform providing decentralised finance (DeFi) services to developers using its own bespoke consensus algorithm. Together with its in-house token FTM, Fantom aims to solve problems associated with smart-contract platforms – specifically transaction speed, which developers say they have reduced to under two seconds.

FTM Price Analysis

At the time of writing, FTM is ranked the 44th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$1.18. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

FTM‘s bounce since January ran into resistance near the old all-time highs. This rejection created a set of relatively equal highs near $3.25, possibly forming the next bullish leg’s target. Until then, the price will likely encounter resistance near $1.90.

Currently, the price is testing possible support near the weekly open, around $1.08. This level also has confluence with the 78.6% retracement of the current local range and the 18 and 40 EMAs. 

If this level fails to provide support, a zone from $0.9849 to $0.9230 might mark a possible swing low or consolidation area. This zone is between the 61.8% and 75.6% retracement of early December’s swing.

A more bearish tone in the market could propel the price lower. The lows, near $0.8837, might mark an area of possible support as well as a bearish target.

3. The Graph (GRT)

The Graph GRT is an indexing protocol for querying data for networks like Ethereum and IPFS, powering many applications in both DeFi and the broader Web3 ecosystem. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL to retrieve blockchain data. GRT is a work token that is locked up by Indexers, Curators and Delegators in order to provide indexing and curating services to the network.

GRT Price Analysis

At the time of writing, GRT is ranked the 49th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$0.4388. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

GRT‘s 80% retracement in Q1 set a low near $0.3147 during its consolidation that began in early March.

Relatively equal highs near $0.5244 could be the current target if the price breaks through resistance beginning near $0.5958. Bullish continuation might reach through the next significant swing high near $0.6138 into the daily gap near $0.6612.

If bullish strength continues, the zones just below the previous monthly highs near $0.7043 and $0.7412 could halt any retracement.

A bearish shift in the market might seek the relatively equal lows near $0.4036 into possible support near $0.3782. If this down move occurs, the swing low near $0.3342 and possible support near $0.3016 may be the primary objective.

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Where to Buy or Trade Altcoins?

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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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