Top 3 Price Prediction Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: The market is blocked by Altcoins' reluctance to take over


  • Short-term hopes do not extend to the longer term.
  • Ethereum continues to weaken and drags the whole market down.
  • XRP also shows a lack of direction and gets stuck at well-known levels.

 

Today, it's time to perform an analysis of scenarios that allow us to build different strategies for the coming weeks.

The crypto market continues awaiting for Ethereum to react and start fulfilling its essential role as the leader of the Altcoins.

I have repeated on numerous occasions that,  in my opinion, the crypto market needs two conditions to enter bullish mode fully:

- The first condition is that Bitcoin should be in bullish mode. BTC/USD has managed to get out of the long-term bearish scenario by beating $8,150, and I now consider it to be in a bullish lateral scenario. Its value has multiplied by three since December, but it remains at about 50% of its peak price level.

- The second necessary condition is that Altcoins and Ethereum, in particular, perform better than Bitcoin. All major upward movements in the whole market have occurred when Ethereum has taken the lead.

Let us focus on the critical question – when will the second condition be met?

The analysis of the ETH/BTC pair shows no signs of a significant uptrend – not in the medium nor in long term – and only shows signs of typical technical extremes preceding an uptrend only in the short term. We will see this in the analysis of the Directional Movement Index (DMI).

 

ETH/BTC Daily Chart

 

ETH/BTC is currently trading at the price level of 0.02889 and loses support at the price congestion of 0.0292. The margin for more drops is tight before the price may enter a free fall –  which could have terrible consequences for the entire Altcoins segment.

Below the current price, the first support level is at 0.0281 (price congestion support), then the second is at 0.0275 (price congestion support) and the third one at 0.0268 (price congestion support).

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at 0.0291 (price congestion resistance), the second is a confluence extending from 0.0298 to 0.03106 (EMA50, SMA100, and SMA200) and the third one awaits at 0.032. It is another confluence of a price congestion resistance and a parallel bullish trend line.

 

 

The MACD on the 4-hour chart is crossed bullish but with no bullish inclination and even less separation between moving averages. In principle, it is a structure that tends to develop upwards, although the lack of strength that shows makes it difficult to imagine.

The DMI on the 4-hour chart shows bears controlling the market without problems while the bulls go to levels unseen since the days before the last significant upwards move.

Every time the D+ has reached these lows – the pair has reacted to the upside.

 

BTC/USD Daily Chart


BTC/USD is currently trading at $9,271 and remains above the $9.200 support level (price congestion support).

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at $9,600 (price congestion resistance), then the second one is at $10,600 (price congestion resistance) and finally, the third one awaits at $11,250 (price congestion resistance).

Below the current price, the first level of support is at $9,200 (price congestion support), then the second at $8,800 (price congestion support) and the third one for the ETH/BTC pair is at $8,400 (price congestion support).

 

 

The MACD on the 4-hour chart shows a fully bullish profile, both for steepness and openness between the averages. The structure is divergent with the price, which paints the analysis with darker tones.

The DMI on the 4-hour chart shows bulls dominating the situation, although with less advantage compared to previous days. Bears continue to decline and are far from extreme levels.


ETH/USD Daily Chart

 

ETH/USD is currently trading at the $267.5 price level.

Above the current price, the first resistance level is at $290 (price congestion resistance), then the second one is at $308 (price congestion resistance), and the third cap for ETH/USD is at $318 (price congestion resistance).

Below the current price, the first support level is at $260 (price congestion support), then the second cushion is at $250 (price congestion support), and the third one is at $238 (price congestion support and EMA50).

 

 

The MACD on the daily chart shows an utterly flat profile with no opening between the lines. It is a structure that does not give any information, similar to the one that showed the days before the last bullish section.

The DMI on the daily chart shows bulls with a minimal advantage over bulls — both sides of the market move above the ADX line.

 

XRP/USD Daily Chart


XRP/USD is currently trading at $0.429 – right at the price level of the first support for price congestion.

Above the current price, the first resistance level is $0.439 (price congestion resistance), then the second is $0.442 (price congestion resistance), and the third one is $0.468 (price congestion resistance).

Below the current price, the first support level is $0.412 (price congestion support), then the second support level is $0.39 (price congestion support and EMA50) and the third one is $0.367 (price congestion support).

 

 

The MACD on the daily chart shows a very flat profile with hardly any opening between the lines – although the bullish cross remains.

The DMI on the daily chart shows bulls dominating the scene and moving above the ADX line. The bears, on the other hand, continue to descend softly but far from their lows.


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