- Ripple price extended its decline and tested the key $0.2650 support area against the US dollar.
- The price could accelerate its decline if it fails to hold the key $0.2650 support.
- There is a major declining channel forming with resistance near $0.2810 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The price may perhaps correct higher, but upsides are likely to face hurdles near $0.2800 and $0.2850.
Ripple Price Analysis
In the past few days, ripple price followed a bearish path and settled below $0.300 against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair even broke the $0.2850 support area and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The recent decline was such that the price traded below the $0.2720 level and tested the main support area near $0.2650 (the previous breakout resistance).
The recent low was formed near $0.2640 and the price is currently consolidating. An immediate resistance is near the $0.2695 level. It coincides with the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.2864 high to $0.2640 low. On the upside, there are many resistances near the $0.2750 and $0.2800 levels. Additionally, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.2864 high to $0.2640 low is near $0.2752.
More importantly, there is a major declining channel forming with resistance near $0.2810 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The channel resistance is close to the 100 hourly SMA at $0.2820. Therefore, ripple price is likely to face a strong resistance near the $0.2800 and $0.2850 levels. A successful close above the $0.2850 resistance could open the doors for the fresh increase.
Conversely, if the price fails to correct higher above $0.2750 or $0.2800, it could continue to decline. The main support is near the $0.2650 and $0.2640 levels. A convincing break below the $0.2650 support area might start a solid decline in the coming sessions. The next key supports are near the $0.2550 and $0.2500 levels.
Looking at the chart, ripple price is showing bearish signs below $0.2750 and $0.2800. The current price action is bearish, but there are a few possibilities of a decent recovery as long as the price is above $0.2650. If not, the price may soon test $0.2500.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is gaining strength in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently well below the 40 level.
Major Support Levels – $0.2650, $0.2640 and $0.2500.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.2750, $0.2810 and $0.0.2850.