Ripple is currently recovering and trading above the $0.1850 level against the US Dollar. XRP price could start a strong rally if there is an upside break above $0.1900 and $0.1920. Ripple price is slowly rising and currently testing the $0.1900 resistance against the US dollar. There price is struggling to gain momentum above $0.1900, $0.1920, and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $0.1890 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is likely to start a strong rally if it surpasses the $0.1900 and $0.1920 resistance levels. Ripple Price Approaching Breakout After testing the $0.1800-$0.1810 support area, ripple started an upside correction. XRP price corrected above the $0.1840 and $0.1850 resistance levels to move into a short term positive zone. There was a close above the $0.1850 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the price seems to be facing a strong resistance near the $0.1890 and $0.1900 levels. The 50% Fib retracement level of the last key decline drop from the $0.1966 high to $0.1810 swing low is also acting as a hurdle. Ripple price is also struggling to settle above the 100 hourly simple moving average (currently at $0.1880). More importantly, there is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $0.1890 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. Ripple Price If the pair breaks the triangle resistance and $0.1900, it could test the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last key decline drop from the $0.1966 high to $0.1810 swing low. To start a strong upward move, the bulls need to surpass the $0.1920 resistance level. If they succeed, the price is likely to accelerate higher towards the $0.1980 and $0.2000 resistance levels in the near term. Fresh Decline? If ripple struggle to gain momentum above the 100 hourly SMA or the $0.1900 resistance, the price might start a fresh decline below the $0.1860 level. An initial support on the downside is near a connecting bullish trend line at $0.1850. A clear break below the $0.1850 support level might start a substantial decline towards the $0.1810 and $0.1780 levels. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is now just above the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $0.1850, $0.1810 and $0.1800. Major Resistance Levels – $0.1890, $0.1900 and $0.1920. Take advantage of the trading opportunities with Plus500 Risk disclaimer: 76.4% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
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