Charted: Ripple (XRP) is Primed For a Rally And Only 1 Thing is Holding it Back
Ripple started a downside correction below $0.6500 against the US Dollar. XRP price is likely preparing for the next major move, similar to bitcoin and ETH.
- Ripple corrected lower, but it remained stable above $0.6000 against the US dollar.
- The price is struggling to clear $0.6500, but it is well above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
- There is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance at $0.6340 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to surge above $0.6500 and $0.6800 as long as it is above the $0.5500 support.
Ripple’s XRP Price is Holding Key Supports
After trading as low as $0.4566, ripple’s XRP price started a fresh increase above $0.5500. Bitcoin price climbed back above $19,000 and ETH broke the $600 resistance.
XRP is now struggling to clear the $0.6350 and $0.6500 resistance levels. The last swing high was formed near $0.6896 before the price declined below $0.6000. It tested the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $0.4566 low to $0.6896 high.
The price remained well bid above $0.5750 and it recovered higher. It is now trading well above the $0.6000 support and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
Source: XRPUSD on TradingView.com
More importantly, there is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance at $0.6340 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair. The triangle support is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $0.4566 low to $0.6896 high.
If there is an upside break above the triangle resistance, the price could attempt to clear the $0.6500 resistance level. A successful close above the $0.6500 resistance could lift the price towards the $0.7000 resistance level in the next 3-4 days.
Downsides Break in XRP?
If ripple fails to surpass the $0.6340 and $0.6500 resistance levels, it could slowly move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $0.6000 level.
The first major support is now forming near the $0.5750 level. The main support is near the $0.5500 level, below which the price may even struggle to stay above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
4-Hours MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is losing pace in the bearish zone.
4-Hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently just below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $0.6000, $0.5750 and $0.5500.
Major Resistance Levels – $0.6340, $0.6500 and $0.7000.