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Litecoin breaks above $75 – here’s what analysts say LTC could do next

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on Jan 2, 2023
Updated: Jan 3, 2023
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  • Litecoin price rose to highs of $77.97 on Coinbase on 2 January 2023, breaking higher after recent retreat.
  • According to analysts, the breakout could see LTC price continue upside to $100 or higher.
  • On-chain platform Santiment recently noted an increase in number of large investors buying Litecoin.

Litecoin (LTC/USD) is currently trading above $75 with around 7.2% gains in the past 24 hours.

According to data from market aggregator CoinGecko, Litecoin reached average highs of $75.81 across major crypto exchanges. Indeed, LTC hit highs of $77.97 on crypto exchange Coinbase and $77.76 on Binance (as calculated by TradingView).

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Litecoin price chart on Coinbase. Source: TradingView.

The current price level puts LTC above a critical level that analysts say could be key to LTC/USD short term, with more holders looking to buy Litecoin.

Analysts’ take on Litecoin price outlook

Litecoin price rose to $85 on 5 December 2022, its highest price level since May 2022. However, LTC fell sharply afterwards to hit lows of $61 on 19 December as cryptocurrencies suffered the impact of FTX’s bankruptcy.

LTC price is back above $70 though – with the breakout taking the coin’s price above a key resistance level established in May. While prices could still fall to support areas below current price levels, analysts suggest bulls might have an opportunity here.

According to crypto analyst Rekt Capital, Litecoin’s upside includes a successful bullish monthly close above the critical support level of $67. This positions LTC for further upside momentum, the technical analyst tweeted. As shown in the chart he shared, the digital asset is “already showing initial signs of upside following its successful retest of the top of the green historical demand area as support”

Litecoin price prediction chart. Source: Rekt Capital on Twitter.

Another analyst, Michael van de Poppe, says the breakout above $72 opens LTC to a possible “fast continuation.” In his assessment, LTC could be poised for a retest of the $100 region.

Amid the increase in price has been growing interest in LTC by sharks and whales – the large investors.

According to recent data by on-chain metrics platform Santiment, the number of large addresses holding LTC hit a two-year high on Christmas Day.