The Ripple (XRP) price has broken out above a descending resistance line that had been in place for 483 days. This could be the beginning of a new, upward trend.

Highlights

  • The XRP price has broken out above a long-term resistance line.
  • It has created a bullish reversal pattern (double bottom).
  • The price is trading inside a descending channel.
  • Technical indicators are bullish.

Well-known trader PostyXBT stated the XRP price has some work to do if it wants to join the list of altcoins that are moving upwards. He outlined a significant resistance level right above the current price movement, provided by the 200-day moving average (MA).

XRP Long-Term Breakout

Since 2017, the XRP price has twice followed descending resistance lines. They were in place for 203 and 105 days respectively. What ensued after the breakout was upward movements of 1,521% and 504%, meaning that the duration of the resistance line had a positive relationship with the magnitude of the breakout.

The current descending resistance line has been in place for 483 days, meaning that the ensuing upward move could be absolutely massive.

XRP Makes a Double-Bottom

Looking closer at the movement, we can see a double-bottom pattern combined with a bullish divergence in the weekly RSI. This is a bullish reversal pattern that is occurring at a very significant support area, increasing the chance that it will successfully transpire.

A price close above the peak of 3,500 satoshis would confirm this movement.

Furthermore, to further confirm the divergence, the RSI has correctly completed a failure swing low. The RSI high between the divergence was 35. After, the RSI generated a high of 45, before returning back to 35. The second high (45) completed the failure swing low. This suggests that the price will move upwards.

Descending Channel

The daily time-frame reveals a descending channel in place since Oct 21, 2019. The price is currently right at the resistance line of this channel. There is serious overhead resistance, both from the previous breakdown level at 2,950 satoshis and the 200-day moving average (MA).

However, the price has created another double-bottom combined with a strong bullish divergence in the RSI, suggesting that the price might break out.

Overthrow

Shorter-term timeframes reveal an overthrow. The price decreased below the 2,600 satoshi support level on Jan 8 before reclaiming it shortly after. It did the same thing on Jan 13 and has been increasing since. The increase has taken the form of an ascending triangle, a breakout above which would also likely cause a breakout above the previous descending resistance line.

To conclude, the XRP price has broken out above a significant long-term resistance line. Technical indicators support the beginning of a bullish market cycle. In order to confirm this movement, the price has to break out above the 2,950 satoshi resistance level which is strengthened by the 200-day MA.

Valdrin Tahiri

Valdrin is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and financial trader. After obtaining a masters degree in Financial Markets at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics he began working at the Ministry of Economic Development in his native country of Kosovo. In 2019, he decided to focus full-time on cryptocurrencies and trading.

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