XRP Price Analysis: XRP/BTC Initiates a Rapid Upward Move, Breaks Out Above 3000 Satoshis

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On September 6, 2019, the XRP price reached a low of 2366 satoshis. It soon began an upward move and reached a high of 2560 after two days. It traded near this level until September 16, when a rapid breakout ensued. XRP increased by roughly 20% in less than two days, reaching highs above 3000 satoshis.



How long will this increase continue for XRP? Keep reading below if you want to find out.

For our previous analysis, click here.

XRP Price: Trends and Highlights for September 18

  • XRP/BTC broke out from a descending resistance line.
  • The weekly MACD has made a bullish cross.
  • There is resistance at 3350 satoshis.
  • The short-term RSI has generated bearish divergence.

Bullish Cross

The rapid increase discussed in the introduction triggered a bullish cross in the weekly MACD.



A bullish cross has occurred twice since September of 2017.

 

The first time, an increase of 1600% followed, while a smaller increase of 170% occurred the second time we saw a bullish cross.

An increase of 170% from the current weeks opening prices would take us to 7000 satoshis.

Descending Resistance Line

A look at the daily chart shows that XRP had been following a descending resistance line since July 1st.

On September 17, XRP broke out.

It is in the process of creating the second daily bullish engulfing candle, indicating that the rally has significant strength.

Furthermore, we have traced one resistance area.

It is found at 3350 satoshis.

This area also coincides with the 100-day moving average, reinforcing its significance.

Let’s take a look at the short-term movement and see if the price will get there.

Short-Term Movement

Looking at the hourly chart, we can see that the upward move transpired with very significant volume.

Additionally, we can see that the RSI has been generating bearish divergence.

However, the divergence is not present in longer-term time-frames.

Finally, the price has not created any type of bearish reversal pattern, such as a double/triple top or a shooting star.

Therefore, while it would be customary for some retracement, we are not ruling out a continuing increase to 3350 satoshis without any retracement.

Whichever the case, we believe that XRP will eventually reach the resistance area.

XRP Price Summary

The XRP price recently broke out above a descending resistance line.

According to our analysis, it is likely to eventually reach the resistance area at 3350 satoshis.

For hypothetical trading purposes, even though we believe that XRP will increase, the extremely steep slope of the upward move makes it impossible to initiate a profitable trade at the current price level.

If it were to retrace, XRP would be considered a buy closer to 2800 satoshis.

Do you think XRP will reach the resistance area? Let us know in the comments below.


Disclaimer: This article is not trading advice and should not be construed as such. Always consult a trained financial professional before investing in cryptocurrencies, as the market is particularly volatile. 

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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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