At the time of writing, XRP is doddering at $0.61 while battling an uphill task at the 50 Simple Moving Average on the 4-hour chart. Ripple will have to settle above the moving average level to first sustain the uptrend before confirming a breakout towards the next hurdle at $0.65. The rest of the journey to $1 will depend on the bulls’ ability to overcome the supply at $0.7 to $0.75.
XRP/USD 4-hour chart
The Relative Strength Index in the same 4-hour timeframe shows that sellers have the upper hand at the moment. If the negative gradient continues under the midline, a considerable breakdown would come into the picture.
On the downside, it is essential that XRP/USD holds above the middle boundary of the Bollinger Bands, to avert losses that might refresh 100 SMA support at $0.57. It is worth noting that a breakdown can occur following the Bollinger bands constriction, risking the progress made since the fall to $0.45. The 200 SMA is in line to absorb some of the selling pressure, and perhaps prevent Ripple from plunging sharply.
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