- Bitcoin has secured support above $43,000 but must rise above $46,500 to flip bullish enough for gains eyeing $50,000.
- Ethereum unrelenting in the battle for new highs at $2,000, needs to close the day above $1,800.
- Ripple shows stability after a consistent recovery from the recent dip to $0.3.
Bitcoin's rally seems to have lost steam or cooled off before it might resume again. The rest of the market has slowed down apart from selected altcoins, including Cardano, Avalanche, IOTA and the Graph.
On the other hand, Ethereum has settled above $1,700, but bulls are fixated on lifting towards $2,000. Ripple is also stable after stepping beyond the crucial level at $0.5. The bull run in the market is expected to continue as soon as Bitcoin secures the trajectory to $50,000.
Bitcoin rebounds toward all-time highs
The pioneer cryptocurrency finally secured support above $43,000. A recovery is underway, with Bitcoin required to break the short-term hurdle at $46,500 to flip exceptionally bullish for gains above $50,000.
A golden cross pattern recently formed on the 4-hour chart after the 100 Simple Moving Average crossed above the 200 SMA. This scenario adds credibility to the bullish outlook whereby massive buy orders may be triggered as soon as BTC hits levels between $46,500 and $48,000.
BTC/USD 4-hour chart
Despite the bullish narrative, it is essential to realize that the Moving Average Convergence Divergence has printed a bearish picture. The MACD is a momentum oscillator used to identify possible sell the top and buy the bottom positions. Therefore, a correction is likely to continue if the MACD line (blue) increase the deviation from the signal line.
Ethereum eyes new all-time highs at $2,000
The flagship altcoin is currently nurturing an uptrend after it bounced off support at $1,675. The 50 SMA and the ascending channel lower boundary played a role in controlling the correction from the recently achieved highs of $1,838.
ETH is dancing at $1,765 amid the push for gains beyond $1,800. However, the channels' middle boundary resistance must come down for the expected upswing to materialize. It is worth noting that an extensive bullish leg will emanate after Ether extends above the upper edge and the seller congestion at $1,838.
The MACD could confirm the uptrend if it crosses above the signal line. This could be an excellent position to buy in anticipation of a breakout toward $2,000.
ETH/USD 4-hour chart
If Ethereum closes the day under $1,800, it is unlikely that the swing to $2,000 will occur as expected. Besides, overhead pressure would soar if the smart contract token slices through the enthusiastic support provided by the 50 SMA and ascending channel's lower edge.
Ripple portrays stability amid recovery
XRP has sustained its recovery for almost two weeks. The price action is specular, especially for an asset that has been engulfed by uncertainty due to the ongoing lawsuits. The resilient recovery after a massive dump to $0.35 continues to urge buyers to join the market while investor sentiment flips bullish.
Meanwhile, the cross-border token is trading at $0.51 and settling in the ascending channel upper band. Closing the day above the middle boundary will confirm the stability. Simultaneously, a break above the upper edge will boost Ripple to highs above $0.6.
XRP/USD 4-hour chart
It is worth keeping in mind that slicing through the buyer congestion at $0.5 and the middle boundary would call for more sell orders. XRP is not out the wounds as any bearish signs could trigger a holders' exodus just like the pump-and-dump early last week. Support levels to focus on are the 50 SMA currently at $0.44, the 100 SMA at $0.4 and the 200 SMA holding at $0.34.
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