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XRP Price Analysis: XRP/USD Preparing for a Breakout

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On June 26, 2019, the XRP price reached a high of $0.493. A rapid decrease ensued, and lows below $0.4 were reached the next day.

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Since then, the XRP price has been hovering between $0.39 and $0.43. Where will it go next? Below, we will analyze the price of XRP in different time-frames alongside technical indicators in order to answer that question. For our previous analysis click here. If you would like to trade XRP on our partner exchange, follow this link to get all signed up on XCOEX.

XRP Price: Trends and Highlights for July 3

  • XRP/USD is trading inside a descending wedge
  • There is bullish divergence developing in the RSI and the MACD
  • The daily moving averages have made a bearish cross

XRP Price in a Descending Wedge

Since June 27, the XRP price has been trading inside a descending wedge. The decrease has been gradual and both the resistance and support lines have been touched several times. xrp price At the time of writing, the XRP price was trading slightly below the resistance line after a failed breakout attempt on July 3. The end of the wedge is not projected to occur until July 7. Will there be a price breakout/breakdown before?

Possible Breakout

The price of XRP is analyzed at six-hour intervals alongside the RSI and the MACD
A look at the six-hour chart shows that besides being inside the wedge, the XRP price is trading very close to a significant support area near $0.39.
xrp price Furthermore, since the beginning of the wedge, the price has generated significant bullish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD. This divergence is more significant in the RSI. Since the divergence is present in both indicators and inside a bullish pattern, we believe the price will eventually break out from the wedge. However, it is possible that it will initially decrease to the support area outlined above, before initiating an upward move.

After the Breakout

The price of XRP is analyzed alongside the 10- and 20-day moving averages
A look at the daily chart gives us two events to watch:
  • The bearish engulfing candle on June 30
  • The bearish cross between the 10- and 20- day MAs.
As is visible above, the recent increases are still contained within the body of the bearish candle on June 30, which is in turn contained inside the bearish candle on June 27. Therefore, the recent increases are small relative to the massive decrease preceding them. They can be considered a retracement in response to the prior decrease. A bearish cross has also occurred between the 10- and 20-day moving averages. This is a sign that a downtrend has begun, and they are likely to provide resistance to the XRP price. A longer-term analysis shows that even though the price is likely to break out from the wedge, it will probably find resistance at around $0.43.


The price of XRP is trading inside a descending wedge. According to the analysis from the short-term indicators, it is likely to break out from the wedge soon. However, a longer-term look at the price shows that the increase will probably not last for very long. Do you think the XRp price will break out from the wedge? 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.  Images are courtesy of Shutterstock, TradingView.


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Valdrin Tahiri
Valdrin discovered cryptocurrencies while he was getting his MSc in Financial Markets from the Barcelona School of Economics. Shortly after graduating, he began writing for...