Around Christmas time, investors in the majority of cryptocurrencies
thought they were being spoiled and would soon be able to splash out on extravagant gifts as the value of the currencies shot up to amazing highs - but over the past few months, we have seen the market correcting itself back down to typical levels.
This month, Litecoin
hit new 2018 lows in its value, nosediving to $93 which is the lowest level seen since 8th December 2017. This is a 48% drop from the high we saw in May, when the currency reached $182. Some may say that this has turned the tide in favour of Litecoin's competitors, but oversold conditions could see the price of this cryptocurrency shoot right back up.
The RSI (Relative Strength Index) is showing Litecoin as being in oversold territory and, only days ago, it was below 30.00 for the first time in over two months. This gives a good idea of when the market for the coin is going to be shooting up, as when the currency is oversold, you typically see an uptrend in the market for the cryptocurrency
Secondly, the NYDFS has given the green light for ITBIT to list Litecoin on its exchange - a move which will give a regulated exchange market to Litecoin, thus making it a safer buy than it previously was. Further to the coin being safer to trade in this new regulated market, it will also be opened up to new investors who will want to jump on the Litecoin bandwagon.
While many people are selling their Litecoin at a loss due to the nosedive in its value, holding on could be worthwhile, as it's expected that the value of the currency will pick up fast due to the two reasons given above. Time will tell whether or not Litecoin becomes the next big thing.