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Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Buyers Facing Crucial Resistance

Aayush Jindal | December 5, 2018 | 8:28 am
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Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Buyers Facing Crucial Resistance

Aayush Jindal | December 5, 2018 | 8:28 am

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price declined and revisited the $0.3380 support area against the US dollar.
  • Yesterday’s highlighted important bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $0.3500 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair must stay above the $0.3380 and $0.3360 support levels to bounce back in the near term.

Ripple price is under pressure against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD needs to surpass $0.3500 and $0.3540 to gain bullish momentum.

Ripple Price Analysis

During the past few sessions, there were bearish moves below $0.3650 in ripple price against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair traded lower below $0.3500 and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. There were a couple of correction waves, but upsides were capped by $0.3650 and $0.3510. The last rejection was near the $0.3500-0.3510 zone before the price traded below $0.3400.

The price tested the $0.3360-0.3380 support area where buyers emerged. A fresh low was formed at $0.3341 and the price is currently consolidating. The first hurdle is yesterday’s highlighted important bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $0.3500 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. Above the trend line, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.3750 high to $0.3341 low may stop upsides. However, the main resistance is near $0.3580 and the 100 hourly SMA. It coincides with the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.3750 high to $0.3341 low.

Ripple Price Analysis XRP Chart

Looking at the chart, ripple price seems to be following a bearish path below $0.3600 and $0.3580. On the downside, if there is a break below the $0.3380 and $0.3360 supports, there could be more losses. The next key support is near $0.3180 where buyers could emerge.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is about to move into the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is just above the 40 level.

Major Support Level – $0.3380

Major Resistance Level – $0.3580

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