Ripple price impressive 8% gain in the last 24 hours eventually managed to keep sellers at bay long enough to clear the resistance at $0.1700 as well as the seller congestion at $0.1745. At the time of writing XRP/USD is teetering at $0.1746 amid a building bearish momentum. The immediate upside is facing resistance at the rising wedge pattern. If the hurdle at $0.1800 remains unconquered, there’s a likelihood that selling activity will take precedence, sending Ripple price back to the former consolidation zone at $0.1600.
From a technical perspective, the prevailing trend is bearish. In other words, the path of least resistance is to the south. Emphasizing this downtrend is the downward slopping Relative Strength Index (RSI). The indicator has formed a higher high pattern since the dip on March 12 when XRP tested the support at $0.1000. If the retreat extends towards (50 (the average), selling pressure is bound to grow and XRP/USD decline would be unstoppable at $0.1700 and $0.1600.
At the same time, buyers have a task to ensure that losses do not extend beneath the rising wedge pattern; such a move could trigger more declines under the major support at $0.1500 – $0.1400. However, with the 50 SMA on the 4-hour chart crossing above the 100 SMA, buyers are encouraged to join the market. A break above the resistance at $0.1800 is what the buyers need to boost the price past the psychological $0.2000 hurdle.
Spot rate: $0.17457
Relative change: -0.00217
Percentage change: -1.39%
Trend: Short bearish bias