Analysis

$0.22: Ripple (XRP) Bears Aim Big After Recent Slide Below $0.25

Ripple declined heavily along with bitcoin and ethereum against the US Dollar. XRP price even broke the $ 0.2500 support zone and it is currently correcting losses.

  • Ripple is down over 10%, and it broke the $ 0.2620 and $ 0.2550 levels against the US dollar.
  • The price traded to a new weekly low at $ 0.2372 and it is now well below the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $ 0.2560 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair could correct a few points, but it is likely to face hurdles near $ 0.2550 and $ 0.2560.

Ripple Price Tumbles Below $ 0.2500

The recent decline in Ethereum and bitcoin dragged ripple lower below the $ 0.2650 support. XRP extended its decline below the $ 0.2550 support zone and settled well below the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The bears even pushed the price below the $ 0.2500 support zone. The price traded to a new weekly low at $ 0.2372 and it is now correcting higher. There was a break above the $ 0.2450 resistance, plus the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $ 0.2674 high to $ 0.2372 low.

The first key resistance is near the $ 0.2500 and $ 0.2520 levels. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $ 0.2674 high to $ 0.2372 low is also near $ 0.2525.

Ripple Price

Ripple price trades below $ 0.2500. Source: TradingView.com

More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $ 0.2560 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. A clear break above the $ 0.2500 and $ 0.2560 resistance levels is must for a decent recovery wave in the coming days.

The next key resistance is near the $ 0.2660 level, above which the bulls are likely to aim a test of the $ 0.2750 resistance in the near term.

More Downsides in XRP?

If ripple fails to recover above the $ 0.2500 resistance or the trend line, the price is likely to continue lower below the $ 0.2450 and $ 0.2440 levels.

The next major support is near the recent low and $ 0.2380, below which the price is likely to accelerate lower towards the $ 0.2320 support or even the $ 0.2200 pivot level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is slowly losing momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is correcting higher towards the 40 level.

Major Support Levels – $ 0.2440, $ 0.2400 and $ 0.2380.

Major Resistance Levels – $ 0.2500, $ 0.2550 and $ 0.2560.

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