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  • Litecoin price ended a  15-day corrective phase with a new buy signal.
  • Volume profile shows a lack of accumulation to start the rally.

  • The first major resistance is the .618 Fibonacci retracement level.

Litecoin price suffered a notable correction in late February, taking it down almost 38% from the peak at $247 over the course of 8 trading days. Current price action indicates that the corrective process is complete and more gains can be expected.

Litecoin price needs high volume to advance further

From February 3 to March 8, Litecoin price shaped a constructive inverse head-and-shoulders pattern on the 12-hour chart, providing a bullish platform for a renewal of the long-term uptrend. Adding to the bullish backdrop was the light volume during the formation of the pattern, demonstrating a lack of selling pressure from market participants.

If the rally gains momentum supported by heavy volume, the next major upside target for LTC is the .618 Fibonacci retracement level at $211.  

A successful break above that level will project the rally continuing to the February’s high at $246.49, where a price pause will likely emerge.

LTC/USD 12-hour chart

The key to the bullish outlook is for Litecoin price to hold the neckline at $188.00 on any pullback in the new rally. Slicing through this hurdle may increase the probability of a decline to the right shoulder’s low at $169, which will suggest that a more complex bottoming process is unfolding.