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  • Litecoin settles under $76.00 amid strong  sell-off.  
  • LTC/USD has lost 5% in recent 24 hours.  

Litecoin has been sliding for the third day in a row. LTC/USD touched $73.70 low on Sunday before recovering to $76.00 by the time of writing. The 6th largest digital coin with the current market value has lost nearly 9% since Friday, April 19 amid massive sell-off triggered mostly by technical factors.  

Litecoin’s technical picture  

LTC/USD is supported by $75.00 handle with 61.8% Fibo retracement from the recent upside movement on approach. Once this barrier is out of the way, the sell-off may be extended towards SMA200 (4-hour) at $74.00 and the recent low of $73.70. The next support lies with    psychological $70.00, which is followed by 69.00-68.80 (DMA50) and  $63.17 (SMA50 weekly).  

On the upside, a sustainable move above  psychological $80.00 is needed to mitigate the bearish pressure. Once it is cleared, the recovery may be extended towards $83.00 closely followed by SMA100 (4-hour). Even more important resistance is created by 38.2% Fibo retracement at $84.40.  

LTC/USD, 4H chart