Ripple is struggling to clear the key $0.2150 resistance area against the US Dollar. XRP price is showing a few bearish signs and it could resume its decline below $0.2110. Ripple price is likely to start a fresh decline below $0.2100 against the US dollar. The price is facing a lot of hurdles near the $0.2140 and $0.2150 levels. There is a short term ascending channel forming with support near $0.2115 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The price might start a strong increase if it clears the main $0.2150 resistance area. Ripple Price Is Facing Hurdles Yesterday, we discussed a couple of important hurdles for ripple near the $0.2150 area. XRP price started a decent upward move from the $0.1978 swing low and climbed above the $0.2000 and $0.2050 levels. It managed to climb above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $0.2450 high to $0.1978 low. The bulls were able to push the price above the $0.2100 resistance area, but it failed to gain pace above the $0.2140 and $0.2150 resistance levels. The price action suggests that ripple was rejected near the $0.2150 resistance. It is currently declining and trading below the $0.2125 level. Moreover, there is a short term ascending channel forming with support near $0.2115 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. Ripple Price If the pair fails to stay above the $0.2115 and $0.2100 support levels, it is likely to resume its decline. An initial support below $0.2100 is near the $0.2050 level. Any further losses could start a sharp and steady decline towards the $0.1980 level in the near term. Chances of a Strong Recovery On the upside, ripple is clearly facing a major hurdle near the $0.2150 resistance level. The next resistance is seen near the $0.2200 level since it is close to the 100 hourly simple moving average. The 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $0.2450 high to $0.1978 low is also near the $0.2215 level to act as a key resistance. To start a fresh increase and a strong recovery, the bulls need to surpass the $0.2150 hurdle and then gain pace above the $0.2200 pivot level. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is slowly moving back into the bearish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently just above the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $0.2100, $0.2050 and $0.2000. Major Resistance Levels – $0.2150, $0.2200 and $0.2215.
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