Litecoin has quietly resumed its slide and is now in danger of crossing over the psychologically significant $7 barrier.
LTC/USD is currently trading at $7.14 on BTC-e, sliding as low as $7.05. After a volatile weekend, LTC appeared to be settling down towards the comforts of the $7.50 environment experienced last week. In reality though, it was in for a slow, uneventful slide back to uncomfortable territory. Litecoin’s 2014 low under regular trading conditions is $6.66.
Trading over the next 12-24h may be a pivotal point if it will hold its head above recent lows.
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With its decline vs USD and BTC remaining essentially flat, BTC/LTC has followed a similar trajectory over the past 24h and now stands at 0.0123. Minutes ago, it hit 0.01222- its lowest level in nearly a month, when BTC/USD traded well over $600.
The steady decline keeps LTC/USD within roughly the same offset of its 50-day moving average, now $8.29. The spread between the two is roughly 15%. The pair has not traded above this mid-term indicator since early June, and was then worth as much as $12.
The coin’s value continues to struggle, despite Dogecoin’s recent acquiescence for merged mining.