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Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Recovery Remains Capped Near $0.3500

Aayush Jindal | December 6, 2018 | 8:28 am
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Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Recovery Remains Capped Near $0.3500

Aayush Jindal | December 6, 2018 | 8:28 am

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price declined sharply and traded towards the $0.3250 level against the US dollar.
  • This week’s followed key bearish trend line is still active with resistance at $0.3420 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to face a lot of hurdles near the $0.3420, $0.3465 and $0.3500 levels.

Ripple price traded to new weekly lows against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD is likely to struggle to break the $0.3465 and $0.3500 resistance levels.

Ripple Price Analysis

There were further declines in ripple price below the $0.3600 support level against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair broke the $0.3405 support level to trade to a new weekly low. Sellers pushed the price below the $0.3300 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A low was formed at $0.3241 and later the price bounced back above $0.3300. It broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.3601 high to $0.3241 low.

However, the current recovery is facing a solid resistance near the $0.3400 level, which was a support earlier. Besides, this week’s followed key bearish trend line is still active with resistance at $0.3420 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. An upside break above the $0.3420 level may push the price towards the key $0.3500 resistance. An intermediate resistance is positioned at $0.3465. It coincides with the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.3601 high to $0.3241 low. Therefore, if the price moves higher, it could face a lot of hurdles near the $0.3420, $0.3465 and $0.3500 levels.

Ripple Price Analysis XRP Chart

Looking at the chart, ripple price is still in a downtrend as long as below $0.3500 and the 100 hourly SMA. On the downside, a break below $0.3250 could push the price towards $0.3180 or $0.3120.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD moved back in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD jumped above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $0.3250

Major Resistance Level – $0.3500

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