- Ripple price corrected lower after trading as high as $0.3168 against the US dollar.
- The price traded below the $0.3100 level, but the $0.3070 level acted as a decent support.
- There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $0.3080 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to accelerate gains once bulls clear the $0.3120 resistance level in the near term.
Ripple price remained well bids on the downside against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP/USD is climbing higher and it could accelerate once again towards the $0.3150 and $0.3165 levels.
Ripple Price Analysis
This past week, we saw a solid upward move above the $0.3100 resistance in ripple price against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair even broke the $0.3150 resistance and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price traded as high as $0.3168 and later it started a downside correction. Sellers pushed the price below the $0.3120 and $0.3100 levels. However, the price found a strong support near the $0.3070 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
A swing low was formed at $0.3070 and recently the price climbed higher once again. It broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $0.3168 high to $0.3070 low. Moreover, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $0.3080 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair is now trading nicely above the $0.3080 level and the 100 hourly SMA. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $0.3120 level.
Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $0.3168 high to $0.3070 low is also near $0.3120. Therefore, the price might struggle to clear the $0.3120 resistance area. If bulls succeed in gaining strength above the $0.3120 resistance, the price could retest the $0.3150 resistance. Any further gains will most likely increase the chances of a move towards the $0.3200 barrier.
Looking at the chart, ripple price is trading nicely above the $0.3070 support and the 100 hourly SMA. Should sellers clear the $0.3070 support, there could be a downside extension. The next key support is near the $0.3030 level, where buyers are likely to emerge. Therefore, the $0.3070 support holds the key for more gains above the $0.3100 and $0.3120 resistance levels in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently well above the 50 level, with a positive bias.
Major Support Levels – $0.3080, $0.3070 and $0.3030.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.3100, $0.3120 and $0.3150.
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