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XRP/USD bulls have a chance to test again $ 0.25

Attempting to rebound in a challenging environment

Since last week’s devastation, most crypto assets have started this week with a rebound. Bitcoin is up just 0.30% since its retreat on Tuesday. Ripple’s XRP has risen 1.22%, Litecoin has made a profit of 0.75% in the last 24 hours, and Chainlink gained 12.73% amid the top 20 crypto assets.

Total crypto market cap is $ 252.61 billion this morning. Bitcoin dominance fell from 64% to levels below 63.6% when Bitcoin struggled early in the week. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance was 63.7%. Trading volumes peaked on Tuesday morning, but are currently at $ 173.15 billion for the last 24 hours.

Bitcoin seems to be losing the battle for “digital gold” status for the time being. The main digital currency not only did fail to unite with traditional safe havens, but also followed the risky assets. And when someone tries to give Bitcoin a “crypto gold” rank, opponents will always remember the February stock market crash that dragged Bitcoin behind.

At the same time, however, we have no definitive correlation with the risky assets. The fact is that Bitcoin remains a different asset and its main nature is unpredictability. For such an asset, the best scenario is the confusion of all market participants.

 

Bulls on Ripple (XRP) fluctuate, but further gains above $ 0.24 seem likely

After a strong start to the week, XRP/USD fell from $ 0.2395 to $ 0.2296 on Tuesday. XRP/USD is currently trading around $ 0.2364, supported by SMA100 on a daily chart. For now, the XRP/USD continues to move below the moving averages SMA 20, SMA 50 and SMA 200 as the price consolidates under $ 0.24.

The pair is about to test again the 61.8% level of Fibonacci correction on the rally from $ 0.1753 to $ 0.3452. If Ripple manages to break through this important resistance, it could start another upward momentum in the near future.

 

Ripple’s (XRP) Technical Analysis

This resistance level is near the $ 0.2400 level, followed by the Tuesday high at $ 0.2413. A clear break above 61.8% Fibo and $ 0.2413 could open the door for a larger rally to the $ 0.2500 psychological level in near future. There is also a daily SMA 200.

On the downside, a sell-off below $ 0.2330 (the abovementioned 100-day SMA) will clear the bears’s path to $ 0.2300 and $ 0.2244 (1st March low). With a convincing fall below $ 0.22, a further decrease to $ 0.1804 is possible.

The MACD indicator indicates decreasing bearish momentum on the daily chart. And the hourly MACD is now gaining momentum in the bullish area. The RSI (Relative Strength Index) for XRP/USD has returned above the 50 level on 1-hour chart, which is also a positive sign.

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Author: Silviya Velcheva


* The views expressed in this material do not constitute a recommendation or advice for the purchase or sale of cryptocurrencies in the digital assets market or other financial instruments. The predicted forecasts meet the expectations of the author of the material and may not materialize. Trading in currencies, contracts for differences on margin or cryptocurrencies poses a high risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.

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Pre-Christmas sales surge for BTC, ETH and XRP

Pre-Christmas slaughter and sales continue to wreak havoc on the cryptocurrency market at a time when investors are expecting significant upturns. For the last few years, cryptocurrencies have begun to search for “bottoms” in November and use the momentum generated in December to rebound to higher levels.

This month, however, the entire crypto market is bloody, driven by the main cryptocurrency. Bitcoin led the market in another round of downturns, testing support at $ 6,500. Ethereum plunged below $ 130 to test the decisive $ 120 support. Ripple is attempting to make a reversal after falling to a 2-year low at $ 0.1790.

In the last 24 hours, the entire cryptocurrency market is saying goodbye to $ 10 billion, wiped off. And the market capitalization is $ 177 billion, compared to from 187 billion a day earlier. On the other hand, the volume of trade increased significantly from $ 69 to $ 82 billion, reflecting the extreme activity of sales.

 

Bitcoin technical analysis

Despite sales and declines, the market price of BTC in December 2019 is still over 100% higher than the bottom reached in December 2018. The ratio of BTC is still upward in the long run.

But now the asset is in the phase of highly active speculative trading. The Bitcoin Index of Fear and Greed still indicates exceptional levels of fear at 24 points. In the short term, bearish attitudes seem to prevail. So, I expect the decline to likely continue as long as the RSI indicator remains within the oversold area. In addition, the price moves below the 50-, 100- and 200-day SMAs.

While 50 SMA remains below 100 SMA on the 4-hour chart, the chances of recovery may take some time. Therefore, Bitcoin will be at risk of possible further losses. The bears’ next goal is to support $ 6,400, followed by a psychological level of $ 6,000.

In order to regain control, the bulls will have to break the resistance provided by the downtrend line on the daily chart, which is in the region of the important resistance and the round number $ 7,000.

 

Where is the next support for Ethereum?

The downside movement approached the next support at $ 120, though it then adjusted slightly upside. Obviously, it is still possible to see a further decline due to the oversold value of RSI. A clear break below 120 will direct the bears to the next important support at $ 116.00 – 115.85. A persuaclearsive breakthrough (in case of increased sales throughout the market) below this area will bring the $ 112.60 level to focus.

The second-largest cryptocurrency should enter an uptrend if it manages to recover above the two key resistances at $ 130 and $ 140. Only then will the risk of testing the psychological $ 100 level will be completely prevented.

 

XRP/USD hit a 52-week low

The XRP is currently trading above $ 0.018 after falling below $ 0.20 for the first time since October 2017. Ripple is definitely an example of the worst performing digital assets in 2019. On a daily chart, RSI has changed its slump from the oversold zone and trying to have an uptrend. If the indicator continues, XRP may recover its lost position above $ 0.20 in next sessions.

On the other hand, we do not have too many levels of support here as XRP/USD reaches its lowest level since September 25, 2017. The $ 0.1500/1485 area was the main support when the price was so low the last time in 2017. In case of a convincing break below it, we can expect a test of $ 0.1350.

 

Author: Silviya Velcheva


* The views expressed in this material do not constitute a recommendation or advice for the purchase or sale of cryptocurrencies in the digital assets market or other financial instruments. The predicted forecasts meet the expectations of the author of the material and may not materialize. Trading in currencies, contracts for differences on margin or cryptocurrencies poses a high risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.

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Is XRP rewaking or will we see a downside correction first?

A mix of red and green among the major coins, with BTC remaining above $ 8,000

Bitcoin dropped 0.27% on Tuesday. Partially reversing the 4.37% rally on Monday, Bitcoin ended the day at $ 8 211.2. The other 10 major crypto currencies were trading mixed yesterday.

Ripple and Ethereum’s XRP grew, with gains of 0.54% and 0.29%, respectively. For the rest of the package, however, the day was red, with Bitcoin Cash ABC falling 1.33% to lead the way. Litecoin, EOS, Stellar’s Lumen, Bitcoin Cash SV and Binance Coin saw modest losses.

The moderate pullback came amid a particularly bullish start of the week, with EOS and Ripple leading with gains of 9.56% and 8.04% respectively.

During the day, the total market capitalization of crypto currencies fell from $ 225.01 billion to the bottom of $ 220.93 billion before finding support. At the time of my writing, total market capitalization is $ 222.60 billion. Bitcoin dominance remains at levels around 67%.

We have no big events on the news front, with the SEC deadline of 13th October on the Bitcoin ETF decision fast approaching.

 

XRP/USD with downside correction risk

The price of the XRP has been running higher for 5 consecutive sessions since the bulls are back on the market. XRP/USD has been trading at its highest levels for about 2 weeks.

Technically, however, there is a risk of a reversal in the short term, given the candlestick formation evening star on the daily chart. Wednesday’s candle was a bearish evening star, which is usually an indication of the sellers’ return.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) continues to follow the pattern of lower highs. The abandonment of overbought territory gave the bears momentum to challenge the bulls. The support areas to look out for in the near term are $ 0.2550/33, $ 0.2500 and $ 0.2400.

Despite the correction, the slightly positive technical picture still shows the bulls’ ability to defend key support levels. And the increasing gap between 50 SMAs at $ 0.2751 and 100 SMAs at $ 0.2642 means that buyers have the energy to protect the tentative support at $ 0.27.

 

Here are five factors that can put XRP back on the map:

Ripple Signals Lowered Sales: Ripple Escrow releases 1 billion coins every month, but Ripple Inc. signals that it will not rush to sell the coins. There are still signs of relatively large sales, but XRP markets have absorbed that amount, probably coming from Jed McCaleb’s limited sales. The Ripple stash escrow will continue to issue coins until 2038.

Signs of the Altcoins Season: XRP is still one of the relatively low-priced altcoins, but it is also among the most liquid ones. Early signs of the Altcoins season, based on Bitcoin’s diminished dominance, mean that XRP may start moving first. The coin received a direct inflow from Tether (USDT), stimulating independent price discovery.

Profits in Satoshis: XRP is also very active in pairing with BTC. Technical indicators indicate a reversal of the trend in this pair, potentially leading to a rise in price for Satoshi.

CoinField Joins as Validator: The CoinField exchange indicates that it is becoming a validator to exploring further use cases for XRP. With this type of adoption, along with the addition of the asset to BitPay, XRP is seeing growing technological interest. The network is currently revealing 31 validators, of which Ripple controls seven.

Ripple Rebranding its Products: The RippleNet product will combine the features of xRapid and xCurrent. This means that banks, the main users of xCurrent, will also be able to use XRP. Some banks and entities have received significant funding from XRP and can use it to test the new, merged product.

In conclusion, there are already predictions that XRP can organize its own rally, gaining up to 300% from its current price.

 

Author: Silviya Velcheva


* The views expressed in this material do not constitute a recommendation or advice for the purchase or sale of cryptocurrencies in the digital assets market or other financial instruments. The predicted forecasts meet the expectations of the author of the material and may not materialize. Trading in currencies, contracts for differences on margin or cryptocurrencies poses a high risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.

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Ripple continues to trade in the narrow range of 2019

The crypto market has a mixed picture on Thursday morning. Bitcoin remains on a positive territory in the region of $ 5,387, while most of the Altcoins suffered losses for the past 7 days. The total market capitalization dropped to $ 175 billion from 177 billion on Monday. Average daily trading volumes were at $ 41 billion.

The biggest news currently is the new Cosmos Coin (ATOM) in the Top-20 cryptocurrencies. After the listing of Binance, Cosmos (ATOM) experienced a sudden increase in volumes and the price spiked more than 14% overnight. In recent weeks, ATOM has been added to some of the leading exchanges, but listing on the Binance with zero fees has increased the impact of the project and the trading activity. At the time of my writing, Cosmos is ranked 15th in the global cryptocurrency ranking with a market value of $ 834 million.

And the main cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, enjoyed a 22% growth in April and ended a third consecutive month with a rise for the first time since December 2017. This remarkable development has made experts in digital currencies wonder what to expect from the digital asset in the coming months. Look forward to our next, more detailed Bitcoin analysis to find out.

On the other hand, Ripple remains within the annoying trading range of 2019. Despite the positive news, XRP/USD fails to commit to a specific direction that continues to be the topic of the year. According to the latest news, South Africa-based iCE3X has announced the addition of XRP to Ripple as a new trading asset on its trading platform. XRP will be paired with the local currency, the South African rand, and Bitcoin also.

Since 1st of May, Nasdaq began sending real-time XRP data from Brave Coin to its Global Index Data Service. The index is known as the XRP Liquid Index, which is designed to provide a real-time spot on a reference rate that will be for the price of 1 XRP, quoted in US dollars.

Ripple remains under downside pressure

The XRP/USD pair has been having difficulty in 2019 with the breaking of the narrow range between 0.2810 – 0.3787. Earlier in April, there was hope with an upside momentum, but it was quite short-lived as the bears pushed the price back into the sluggish trading conditions.

For the past 24 hours, Ripple’s XRP is traded on a negative territory, losing around 0.23%. Bulls have failed to capitalize on Tuesday’s profits, and the hope of recovery seems to fade.

The technical levels for Ripple are intact

According to the technical analysis, the third largest coin has been trading in its range with bearish bias during the Asian session today. However, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) recovered to about 46 from the levels slightly above 30.00. The MACD indicator is trying to slope up and may soon move into positive territory. This means that there is still a chance for bulls to break through, at least until the technical indicators confirm it.

Ripple will have convincingly to correct above $ 0.3100 in order to come out of the intraday range between $ 0.2850 – $ 0.3100. If the price succeeds to correct above the highs of Wednesday and Tuesday at $ 0.03096 and 0.03122, the next target for the buyers will be $ 0.3200. However, 50- and 100-day SMA moving averages are likely to limit growth above $ 0.3200. A clear break above this level, however, may expand the upside movement to $ 0.3300 and $ 0.3500.

 

Author: Silviya Velcheva


* The views expressed in this material do not constitute a recommendation or advice for the purchase or sale of cryptocurrencies in the digital assets market or other financial instruments. The predicted forecasts meet the expectations of the author of the material and may not materialize. Trading in currencies, contracts for differences on margin or cryptocurrencies poses a high risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.

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