Analysis

Charted: Ripple (XRP) is Facing Uphill Task Near $0.63 and 100 SMA

Ripple started a fresh decline after it failed to clear the $ 0.6800 resistance against the US Dollar. XRP price is showing bearish signs below the 100 hourly SMA and facing many hurdles.

  • Ripple started a sharp downside correction from the $ 0.6800 resistance against the US dollar.
  • The price is now trading below the $ 0.6250 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $ 0.6460 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to continue lower unless it surpasses $ 0.6300 and the 100 hourly SMA.

Ripple Price is Facing Hurdles

Recently, we saw a sharp bearish reaction in bitcoin, Ethereum, and ripple against the US Dollar. XRP price broke the $ 0.6450 support zone to move into a short-term bearish zone.

The decline gained pace after there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $ 0.6460 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair even settled below $ 0.6300 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

There was a spike below the $ 0.6000 support, but the price remained stable above $ 0.5800. The recent swing low was formed near $ 0.5938 and the price is currently consolidating.

Ripple Price

Ripple Price

Source: XRPUSD on TradingView.com

An initial resistance is near the $ 0.6080 level. It is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $ 0.6564 swing high to $ 0.5938 low. The first major resistance is near the $ 0.6200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The next resistance is near the $ 0.6250 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $ 0.6564 swing high to $ 0.5938 low. A clear break above the $ 0.6250 and $ 0.6300 resistance levels might clear the path for more upsides towards $ 0.6550 or $ 0.6640.

Key Supports For XRP

If there is no upside break in ripple above $ 0.6300, there could be more losses. An initial support on the downside is near the $ 0.6000 level.

The next key support is forming near the $ 0.5920 level, below which the price might revisit the main $ 0.5750 support. Any more losses could lead the price towards the $ 0.5200 level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is losing momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently well below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $ 0.6000, $ 0.5920 and $ 0.5750.

Major Resistance Levels – $ 0.6250, $ 0.6300 and $ 0.6550.

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