- Ripple price climbed sharply and tested the $0.3750 resistance before correcting lower against the US dollar.
- The price corrected below the $0.3600 and $0.3480 support before buyers appeared near $0.3280.
- Yesterday’s highlighted important bullish trend line was breached with support at $0.3600 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The pair must stay above the $0.3300 support and the 100 hourly SMA to bounce back.
Ripple price corrected lower sharply after a strong rise against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP tested a crucial support area and it remains well bid on the downside above $0.3300.
Ripple Price Analysis
There was a strong upward move above the $0.3480 resistance in ripple price against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair surged above the $0.3500 and $0.3600 resistance levels. The price traded close to the $0.3750 resistance and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. Later, there was a downside correction, but the $0.3480 support acted as a buy zone. There was a fresh increase, but the price failed again near the $0.3750 resistance area.
As a result, there was a sharp decline below the $0.3600 and $0.3480 support level. Moreover, yesterday’s highlighted important bullish trend line was breached with support at $0.3600 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The decline was such that the price even spiked below the $0.3400 level. It tested the $0.3280 support area and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A strong buying interest emerged near $0.3280, resulting in a rebound above $0.3400. The price broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.3746 high to $0.3281 low.
However, the previous key support near $0.3480 is currently acting as a strong resistance. The next key resistance is near the $0.3500-0.3510 area. Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $0.3746 high to $0.3281 low is also near the $0.3510 level. Therefore, a break above the $0.3510 level is needed for buyers to regain control in the near term.
Looking at the chart, ripple price could decline once again towards the $0.3300 support and the 100 hourly SMA. However, downsides could be contained as the price is likely to bounce back as long as it is above $0.3280 and the 100 hourly SMA. If there is a close below the 100 hourly SMA, the price might slide back towards the $0.3000 support area.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is gaining momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD declined sharply below the 50 level and it is currently near 40.
Major Support Levels – $0.3320, $0.3300 and $0.3280.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.3480, $0.3500 and $0.3510.
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