Ripple Price Forecast: XRP future depends on two crucial technical levels

  • Ripple stuck between 200 SMA support and 50 SMA resistance on the 4-hour chart.
  • A slump in daily active addresses reveals low network activity, which is a bearish signal.
  • A real break above $0.5 and the 50 SMA could trigger buy orders for gains beyond $0.6.

Ripple is attempting another recovery in the wake of the freefall to $0.45. The massive losses incurred since Wednesday have not been unique to the cross-border token. Bitcoin tumbled toward $50,000, while Ethereum tested the support at $1,500. At the time of writing, XRP is teetering at $0.49, while bulls battle for gains past $0.5.

Ripple pivotal between critical resistance and support

The international remittance token movement is limited between the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) resistance and the 200 SMA support on the 4-hour chart. Price action under the 200 SMA could lead to losses eyeing lower levels as far as $0.4 and $0.35, respectively.

Ripple's gravitational pull has been emphasized by the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator on the 4-hour chart at the time of writing. If the indicator progresses into the negative region, we are bound to see XRP drop further.

XRP/USD 4-hour chart

XRP/USD 4-hour chart

Consequently, Santiment, a leading behavioral analytics platform, highlights a significant slump in the number of daily unique addresses in XRP transactions. In other words, the metric measures the level of interaction or speculation in the community.

The number of daily active addresses topped out at 17,400 on March 22 but dropped to roughly 14,500 at the time of writing, representing a 16.6% decline in less than three days. If the addresses fail to recover, Ripple may continue to deal with rising overhead pressure.

Ripple daily active addresses

Ripple daily active addresses

Looking at the other side of the fence

Ripple could soon resume the uptrend if the price cracks the resistance at $0.5 and the 50 SMA on the 4-hour chart. A move such as this would call out to buyers to join the market as speculation mounts for gains eyeing $0.6. It is also essential that the 200 SMA support holds to ensure market stability and allow bulls to focus on higher price levels.

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.

If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.

FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.

The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News

Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

Bitcoin struggles against resistance as bulls keep their eye on $40,000

Bitcoin price action faced intense selling pressure after the Fed’s decision, with Bitcoin losing more than 5% from its Wednesday high. If the sell-off from the top wasn’t discouraging enough for bulls, then the daily close in the red certainly added insult to injury. 

More Bitcoin news bulls maintain tentative support zone as CRO bulls target $0.50 price continues to face challenges above the $0.40 price level. Strong selling against the Tenkan-Sen at $0.40 tests buyers' conviction – failure to break above the Tenkan-Sen signals continued weakness.

More news

Polkadot price develops support to return to $30

Polkadot price is holding, so far, the $20 value area as its primary support zone. The recent downtrend and sell-off in the cryptocurrency market has positioned DOT in a strong support zone and one that will likely create the bottom it needs to pursue its next uptrend.

More Polkadot news

Ripple buys back $200 million worth of shares, set to go public at the end of the lawsuit

Ripple bought back $200 million worth of Series C shares from its lead investor, a UK-based investor firm. The payments giant strengthened its balance sheet, set to go public at the end of the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit.

More Ripple news

Bitcoin: BTC may capitulate to $30,000

Bitcoin price has dropped considerably over the last three weeks. The recent downswing has made things worse for BTC and hints that a steep correction could be on its way.

Read full analysis