We have 3 individual patterns it could track right now. There's no technical sign of XMR pulling back whatsoever. We're crossing into major blue-sky breakout territory here.
After BTCUSD hit 10K, there were several selloffs. You may have noticed that most alts took a major dive when this happened as well. XMR quite obviously wanted to breakout more than anything else, and finally did when nothing else would, totally disregarding what BTC and other alts were doing. This was exaggerated into even higher gains to $300 when news was announced that many major musicians would be selling thier albums for Monero, due to, in their words, the strong technicals of the coins and "privacy" being a major highlight to them.
Monero doesn't get endless Twitter bumps or marketing. It's simply a solid coin, with solid code and a solid team of devs behind some pretty solid fundamentals. It simply grows, and news like this that pushed it is about to become more and more common-place as more "smart money" starts investing into the true privacy crypto.
That word, "privacy," cannot be said enough. I strongly expect this to be the leading fundamental of the future, for both honest and Libertarian reasons and even some nefarious ones. XMR I project is going to have an incredible run in 2018, and I also believe it will make 4x gains to $1,000 before BTC makes it to $40,000.
Go long and sleep comfy with XMR in your bags.
Corrected my red trajectory and commented on how XMR reacted during the major BTC pump. XMR looks even better than it did yesterday. Go long and leave it alone.