At BeInCrypto, we publish regular price analyses and predictions for XRP. In our Apr 4 analysis of XRP/USD, we predicted that XRP—still known widely as Ripple—would experience slight decreases and drop to the support area we have defined below. It barely reached the area with a wick on Apr 6.  To learn more about what XRP has been doing lately and where its price might go in the near-future, read out latest analysis below:

On Apr 3, XRP reached a high of just under $0.38. A rapid decrease created lows under $0.32 the following day.

Prices spiked again on Apr 5 and reached a high over $0.38. A slight decrease followed with XRP consistently struggling to maintain $0.35.

Over the last few days, XRP has faced little volatility:

XRP (XRP) Prices: Apr 2 – Apr 8

Will XRP continue trading around $0.35 or will a decisive movement happen soon? If so, will prices go up or down?

Let’s find out:

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XRP (XRP): Highlights and Trends For April 8, 2019

  • The price of XRP/USD has been on an uptrend since Apr 2.
  • It is trading inside a horizontal channel.
  • Bearish divergence developing in the RSI and the MACD.
  • There is support near $0.345

Horizontal Channel

The price of XRP/USD is analyzed at one-hour intervals from Apr 2 to Apr 8 to help determine current trading patterns.

On Apr 3, the price reached a high of $0.375. Several market cycles have been completed and the price has reached the same level several times.

Tracing these highs gives us a horizontal resistance line:

On Apr 2, the price reached an hourly low of $0.327. A gradual increase ensued, followed by a rapid decrease. The price reached the same level three times.

Tracing these lows gives us a horizontal support line.

The resistance and support lines combine to create a horizontal channel:

The price is very close to the resistance line of the channel.

Will it break out? In order to answer that, we need to take a look at some technical indicators.

Technical Indicators

To better assess possible future price fluctuations, we incorporate the MACD and the RSI  into the analysis.

The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is a trend indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages (long and short-term) and the price.
The relative strength index (RSI) is an indicator which calculates the size of the changes in price in order to determine oversold or overbought conditions in the market.

Combining MACD and RSI bullish/bearish divergence with support/resistance essentially predicts price fluctuations. Both are shown in the graph below alongside XRP’s current trading pattern:

On Apr 2, the price reached a high of $0.363. It has reached or exceeded this level several times since.

Similarly, the RSI made a high on Apr 2 while the MACD made a high on Apr 3. However, both have continued to generate lower values since.

This is known as bearish divergence and often precedes price decreases.

Using these indicators, it is likely that the price decreases towards the support line of the channel.

Where Might XRP’s Price Land?

To determine actual possible future price levels given a drop, we incorporate support areas into this analysis.

Support areas are created when the price visits the same level several times. They can act as an area of reversal.
One likely support are is shown below:

The closest support area is found near $0.345. We believe it is likely that the price will reach this area. Given that the support area is located within the middle of the channel, the price may drop below this level.

Based on this analysis, the price of XRP is likely to undergo a correction. Price is expected to drop toward the support line of the channel.

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.