Top Altcoins for Q4, 2018: Crypto Market Overview and Analysis
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There certainly seems to be an air of excitement and anticipation building in the crypto market at the moment, as Bitcoin becomes considerably less volatile and overall sentiment appears to be improving. Right now we’re seeing bullish predictions and remarks from market analysts, crypto influencers and industry leaders flood the news headlines, as the crypto space starts to get hopeful for another end-of-year rally akin to last year’s November surge.
Among the top 35 cryptocurrencies per market capital there is a definite trend emerging across multiple charts which forecast some very bullish returns, but which altcoins will perform the best in the coming months and which altcoins will be left behind? Here’s Cryptovest’s top altcoin picks for Q4 2018.
Diving into the video analysis we can sub-categorize the top runners in this race into two separate categories based on whether they have already realized a golden crossover between the 50/200 EMA lines over 4hr candles against BTC, or whether they’re very close to it.
Why use golden crossovers as the measure of future performance?
Golden crossovers are one of the strongest confirmations you can use in trading to determine bullish reversals, especially over broader time periods such as 4hr and 1D candles. This does not mean that an asset is guaranteed to continue bullish indefinitely, though. The 50EMA can oscillate above and below the 200EMA frequently if momentum is not consistent, or if trading sentiment is uncertain. The usual rule is the more perpendicular the convergence, the stronger the reversal.
Category 1: Coins in this category already have a golden crossover on their charts, which indicates strong bullish momentum has already started to pick up behind these assets. However this also means that the early bullish gains have already been missed.
It is worth noting that Ripple (XRP) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) already had their golden crossovers during their respective surges last month, but have already started to correct from their peak price points. This isn’t to say that these two cryptos will not continue bullish, but for now we’re focusing on coins that haven’t hit their highs just yet.
Category 2: This category is for coins in the top 35 that appear most likely to achieve golden crossovers soon, provided bullish momentum continues to remain consistent. These obviously carry more risk than Category 1 coins but could deliver stronger returns from getting in early if successful.
Other coins in this category include; IOTA (MIOTA), Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano* (ADA).
*A separate Cardano (ADA) technical analysis has already been done this week. Please see here.
At this stage we should also take into consideration coins in the top 35 that actually express a ‘Death Cross’ on their charts. This is the complete opposite to a golden crossover and is a very strong bearish signal where the 50 EMA falls through the 200 EMA.
This can be observed on the charts of Lisk (LSK) and Dash (DASH), with Monero (XMR) also close to getting a Death Cross on its chart too.