- Ripple price is trading in a bearish zone below the $0.2840 resistance against the US dollar.
- The price is struggling to hold the key support area near the $0.2700 level.
- Yesterday’s major bearish trend line is active with resistance near $0.2800 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- Ethereum is trading above $180 range support and bitcoin is down more than 3.5%.
Ripple price is facing an uphill task against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP price is likely to continue lower as long as it is trading below $0.2820 and $0.2840.
Ripple Price Analysis
In the past few hours, there was an increase in selling on ripple below the $0.2840 resistance area against the US Dollar. XRP/USD mostly followed a bearish path below $0.2800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Moreover, the price moved below the last low and traded to a new weekly low near $0.2682. At the moment, the price is correcting higher above $0.2720. Moreover, there was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.2852 high to $0.2682 low.
However, there are many resistances for ripple on the upside near the $0.2765 and $0.2780 levels. Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.2852 high to $0.2682 low is near the $0.2765 level.
More importantly, yesterday’s major bearish trend line is active with resistance near $0.2800 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The 100 hourly SMA is also positioned near the trend line and $0.2800 to act as a barrier for the bulls.
Therefore, a clear break above the trend line, $0.2800, and the 100 hourly SMA could start a decent increase. The next key resistance is near the $0.2840 level, above which there are chances of more upsides towards the $0.3000 resistance area.
On the downside, an initial support is near the $0.2700 level. If there is another bearish break below the $0.2700 support, the price could even decline below the $0.2682 low. The next key supports on the downside are near the $0.2650 and $0.2640 levels.
Looking at the chart, ripple price is clearly trading in a bearish zone below the $0.2800 and $0.2840 resistance levels. A convincing close above $0.2840 is needed for the price to move into a bullish zone. If not, there is a risk of more losses below $0.2700.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is about to move into the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently declining and is below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $0.2700, $0.2680 and $0.2650.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.2765, $0.2800 and $0.2840.
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