STEEM Price Analysis – May 17, 2017

in steem •  11 months ago


The STEEM-BTC price looks like it is content with being range-bound for now.

In my previous analysis post, I identified several different price targets for STEEM-Bitcoin. Based on the charts at the time, I believed that the price might break below the 40K satoshi line and head down for what would likely be a quick bounce off of 37K satoshis. That didn't happen, but it did do what I thought the other possible scenario was:

If the price can clear 43K satoshis, then that would be a good indication that the STEEM-BTC price is building strength at current prices and may end up range-bound for the near-term.

Once the price broke the downtrend line from ~58K satoshis, it made a strong run from 43K to 52-53K, then up to 57-58K. But there are several things that we need to consider now, so let's take a look at the charts and identify our current targets and possibilities.

First of all, we need to remember that the STEEM-BTC price is currently in an uptrend on a longer time frame that dates back to mid-March. So long-term, the price is still bullish and will remain in a long-term uptrend unless the price crashes below 22K satoshis (red line). The short-term uptrend line (blue) was previously breached in the last 24 hours (the chart below reflects the new line), but it shouldn't be too much of a concern as long as the price doesn't fall below those lows at 42K satoshis.


Here we can see the uptrend line (red) and the break right around 43-44K. The blue line shows a double-top around 58K satoshis, which usually indicates a trend reversal, as we see on the chart. Please note that this double-top was contained within the short-term range, so the reversal does not affect the long-term uptrend. We were looking at 58K as the top of a likely range in the short- to mid-term, so this shouldn't be surprising.


What is the range?

This is my interpretation of the charts and what I believe the price may likely do in the short-term.

The blue line is the top of the STEEM-BTC range at ~58K satoshis.
The red line is the bottom of the range at ~43K satoshis.

If the price were to fall through the red line, it could be caught at the black line, which is ~40K satoshis.

A breach of the black line could send the price to the orange line at ~37K satoshis. At this price, there is only a small amount of support, so you would need to be very cautious about making any trades there. A break below the orange line would likely send the price down to 30-33K satoshis.


Other notes has the current STEEM-U.S. Dollar price at just under $0.84, which indicates the strength of the current Bitcoin rally.

Power down statistics for Steem stakeholders is looking good for this week, with essentially no new power downs scheduled.


Trading the range

This is for more experienced traders and those who have a higher appetite for risk. If you are neither of those, then you may want to skip this section.

If I were to trade this market, I would use the following strategy as a guideline.

The red line in the chart below represents 42-43K satoshis and the blue line is 57-58K satoshis. Between the black lines is the No-Trade Zone. I would not buy above 47-48K and I would not sell below 52-53K.

As the STEEM-BTC price trades below the 47K line, I would start putting in my buy orders. If the price trades above the 53K line, I would put in my sell orders. As long as the 42K low or 58K high is not breached, I would repeat this process.


Each trade, if I bought under 47K and sold above 53K, would yield approximately a 12.8% profit...or more. Keep this in mind if you do decide to trade. The price may not bounce frequently between these two extremes of the range, so it's imperative that you remain disciplined and patient. Knowing when not to trade is just as important as picking your targets. Don't execute a trade simply because you feel like you may be missing out on an opportunity. Allow that opportunity to present itself...and keep your money for another time if it doesn't.

If you're trading, always remember:

Never invest or trade what you cannot afford to lose and put tight stop-losses in when prices creep lower towards the support lines.

As always, if you have any critiques or comments about my non-professional analysis, please let me know. If you decide to trade this market, good luck to you!

Disclaimer: I am not a professional adviser and this info should not be used for trading. These are only my interpretations and opinions, and while I would be flattered that you think so highly of my fairly basic analysis, it would not be prudent to use this for transacting/trading with real money.

*Charts are from Poloniex. Analysis is current as of approximately 2:45pm EST, May 17, 2017.


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This is the most thorough and humble analysis I have came across yet. Great job and highly informative as always. Thanks you! Namaste :)

Pleased to share on twitter. Great Technical Analysis. Stephen

Very wise words. :)

Excellent analysis of Steem price... hope it remain's bullish.


Well, the price would need to drop a long way in order to break the uptrend, so we're good for now. And a lot of things are happening to keep a positive outlook - the recent Twitter polls, many development projects, the influx of new users, and the overall rise of cryptocurrencies over the past month or so. Even if it doesn't last, just enjoy the ride!


I do hope they will invest in the user interface of the site! For example, posting pictures as drop-in text lines is quite old fashioned, to be honest.

I think making the interface more user friendly would actually go a long way in convincing people this is not a scam or something, and that in turn would attract more high quality posters.


Yes, I agree with you there. So many people have been asking for even the simplest of changes to the Steemit interface, but Steemit, Inc. is not interested in that. Luckily, there are other development projects that have their own interfaces and should be able to offer a better social media product...something that's more modern/current.

Look who steals the show again ;)

Man, you are living up the name. A little bit Jealous. Keep up the good info I really appreciate your insight in the crypto space.

As long as STEEM maintains its value wrt BTC, then its valuation will still go up as BTC rises.


Yes...let's just hope that BTC continues to rise then!

Great post. We'll see what the future holds.

Concise and well-illustrated.

good job. i think we will see 100 dollar steem in the next 3-5 years.


That would be amazing! But...I'm not sure if it's realistic to think about it at this point. There's still a ton of work to do to get this more mainstream.


IF Steemit can leverage this social content community into creating an actual economy for Steem as a currency... that will even look interesting/attractive to outside "alternative" merchants... I could visualize $100 Steem in 7-10 years. But that will take building an eBay-Etsy-Craigslist-Storenvy type peer-to-peer economy around Steem/SBD.


Isn't it supposed to stay around 1 USD maximum? :o


STEEM Backed Dollars (SBDs) are supposed to be pegged at $1.00. The regular STEEM tokens are the ones he's referring to here.


Thanks! I just got in today! I still have a couple things to read and re-read! :)

First post is incoming! I am so glad I found this! It is like my biggest dream coming true! It is by FAR the most exciting and valuable thing that has come to my attention on the Internet to this day!

I find bigger correlations to the total market cap rather than the charts patterns within Steemit.

Damn man you're getting some really nice profit, any thoughts on Monero? I've been sitting on some for a while now and i'm thinking of shifting it.


I haven't been into Monero much. If you're looking for something better to trade, then yeah, you might want to think about exiting. Other than an occasional spike or dump, Monero doesn't really move that much. I'd probably look to get out above 0.016 though, but that's your call.


I was thinking that myself man, you're probably right, I'm gonna hold for 17 ;)

I have concerns that BTC is merely
a beta-test for THE global digital currency,
to be run by governments, with their end-goal
of eliminating/replacing cash.

Do you think that once the population
of the world embraces and utilizes
various cryptocurrencies, ThePowersThatBe
will bring the hammer down on BTC and
other entities like it?

If not, why not? And why do you think
so many governments are letting Bitcoin stand



I have the same exact thoughts/concerns. Any response to this would be greatly appreciated.


I have been doing a bit of research into this topic.

What I am finding is that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
are taking the place of, or at least pushing aside, purchases of
gold and silver, especially since precious metals are obviously
being manipulated. Apparently, gold, silver, and now bitcoin
become preferable as an investment/safety vehicle when
confidence in government fades. There are many voices
who are ringing the bell that there is going to be a
sovereign debt crisis (think government bonds) very soon --
many claim by the fall of this year.

I still cannot uncover a wholly believable and verifiable
reason, as things now stand, as to why governments are
allowing bitcoin.

I might buy into the "legitimizing" theory, as it is very
plausible, if it weren't for the fact that people who
create their own currency tend to end up in
federal prison.


I don't know about that other stuff, but I'll address this:

And why do you think so many governments are letting Bitcoin stand unchallenged?

Up to this point, most of them don't challenge/acknowledge Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies because recognizing them means legitimizing them. And that's the last thing they legitimize competing currencies. That's why, in the United States and a few other countries, Bitcoin is treated as taxable property instead of money. They can punish you with a much higher tax rate on any reported gains while also not legitimizing it as currency/money.

That's what I would do if I was trying to protect my monopolies/rackets.

Great analysis, as always... it'll be very interesting to see where this all takes us.

I'm more of a big picture/long term person... watching things like BTC falling below 50% of the total market cap for the first time; trying to decipher which of the altcoins will have the "differentiation" to break out from the others and so forth.

I am hopeful that Steemit (as a community) can build an actual thriving economy around Steem, giving it a solid economic reason for existing... which a lot of altcoins lack. I am not sure where we can "go" with this... but anytime someone thows up the word "impossible," I remind myself that there was a time one could buy BTC for less than a dollar...


Yeah, there needs to be more involvement from businesses. I'm working on that and would love to see the "marketing" team put some effort into attracting businesses and business start-ups that are willing to grow with the platform.

One thing that should probably be resolved is that SBD peg. That's going to be crucial for a self-contained/sustaining economy built around Steem.

I'll have an announcement very soon about a project I've been working on. Hopefully we'll see more like it over the coming months.


Thanks for your continued interest and support!


You are very welcome. Thank you for your good work :-)

Thank You for your how to info.
Normally you have to torture someone to get these lil gems.
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Great analysis and a very interesting read. I'm new to crypto currencies and am trying to expand my financial education of this market and it's fundamentals and nuances. Thank you very much for the article.

Wow that is one of the few good analysis I've seen recently. Good job.
And am very happy that you got so much upvotes and STEEM. Good luck and
keep going .

Trade Steem like a boss!

Greatly explained and detailed. The graphs helped! :)

Steem is growing well.

You went to town on this.

Nice post. Big fan of charting. Very good technical analysis done here so thank you for sharing.