Ripple is still facing many hurdles near $0.1980 and $0.2000 against the US Dollar. XRP price must settle above the $0.2000 resistance zone to avoid more losses in the near term.
- Ripple is climbed towards the $0.2000 resistance and traded as high as $0.1986 against the US dollar.
- The price is currently consolidating above the $0.1900 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $0.1900 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The pair must stay above the $0.1900 support to start a decent upward move in the near term.
Ripple Price Facing Uphill Task
Ripple price started a steady recovery wave from the $0.1820 support zone. XRP climbed above the $0.1900 and $0.1920 resistance levels. The price even broke the $0.1950 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Finally, it climbed towards the $0.2000 resistance, but failed to continue higher. A high was formed near $0.1986 before the price started a fresh decline.
There was a break below the $0.1920 level, but the $0.1900 zone provided support. A low is formed near $0.1885 and the price is slowly rising. It surpassed the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.1986 high to $0.1885 low.
It seems like there is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $0.1900 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. On the upside, the $0.1935 level is currently acting as a resistance. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.1986 high to $0.1885 low.
The first major resistance is near the $0.1980 level. The main hurdle for a larger upward move is near the $0.2000 level. A successful daily close above the $0.2000 level could open the doors for a steady rise towards the $0.2100 and $0.2120 levels.
Fresh Decline in XRP?
On the downside, the $0.1900 support zone is very important. If ripple fails to stay above the trend line and the $0.1900 support, it could start a strong decline.
In the stated bearish scenario, the price could easily drift towards the $0.1820 support. Any further losses might lead it towards $0.1800.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is slowly moving into the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is now approaching the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $0.1900, $0.1880 and $0.1820.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.1935, $0.1980 and $0.2020.
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