Ripple extended its decline and broke the key $0.2270 support against the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin below $8,500. XRP price is now at a risk of more losses towards $0.2050 or $0.2000.
- Ripple price is gaining bearish momentum and it is now well below $0.2300 against the US dollar.
- The price is trading near the $0.2200 support and it is likely to extend its decline.
- This week’s major bearish trend line is still active with resistance near $0.2295 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The pair might slide further if it breaks the $0.2180 and $0.2150 support levels in the near term.
Ripple Price Facing Bears
Recently, there was an increase in selling pressure on ripple after it failed to clear the $0.2400 resistance against the US Dollar. As a result, XRP price extended its decline below the $0.2320 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The bears gained pace and pushed the price below the $0.2250 support level. Finally, the price spiked below the $0.2200 support level and traded to a new weekly low at $0.2171.
It is currently correcting higher, but it is facing hurdles near the $0.2200 and $0.2210 levels. Besides, the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.2370 high to $0.2171 low is acting as a hurdle.
It seems like ripple is slowly turning bearish and it is likely to face a lot of hurdles near $0.2300. The first key resistance is near the $0.2270 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.2370 high to $0.2171 low.
More importantly, this week’s major bearish trend line is still active with resistance near $0.2295 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. If there is a clear break above the trend line and $0.2300, the price could start a decent upward move towards $0.2400.
XRP Remains At Risk
If XRP fails to correct above $0.2270 or $0.2300, it is likely to extend its decline. The first key support is near the $0.2150 level. If the bears push the price below $0.2150, there is a risk of a sharp decline below $0.2100.
In the mentioned case, ripple price may perhaps decline towards the main $0.2000 support area in the coming sessions.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is now well below the 40 level, with a bearish angle.
Major Support Levels – $0.2150, $0.2100 and $0.2000.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.2270, $0.2295 and $0.2300.