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Ripple: Is there an end in sight to XRP’s bearish bias?

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Bears extended their dominance with sellers wiping out more of XRP’s July gains.

Ripple: Is there an end in sight to XRP’s bearish bias?

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Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.

  • Sellers extended their dominance to wipe out more of XRP’s July gains.
  • Short positions in the futures market amounted to $118.09 million, representing a large share of open contracts. 

XRP’s price chart showed little signs of stabilizing, as the native token of the Ripple network continued its free fall. After the announcement of Ripple’s positive legal ruling propelled XRP to a record 2023 high in July, the steep losses have seen a significant portion of those gains wiped out.

Read Ripple’s [XRP] Price Prediction 2023-2024

A weak Bitcoin [BTC] has done little to help XRP, as the king coin continued its range formation between $28.9k – $29.3k.

Sellers smash through key price levels

Ripple XRP price chart on dark background with red and green price bars

Source: XRP/USDT on Trading View

Buyers haven’t been able to find any respite with sellers extending their dominance effortlessly. Drawing the Fib levels on the 12-hour timeframe showed the selling momentum crashing through major price support levels.

On 26 July, bulls attempted to stem the selling pressure at the 38.2% Fib level ($0.6947). Instead, sellers made a lower high at the 50% Fib level ($0.7252) before continuing the downtrend.

As of press time, the price bounced softly off the $0.5957 price level. A repeat of the bearish price action could see sellers use the 23.6% Fib level ($0.6568) as another lower high before extending the bearish momentum. If this plays out, targets for sellers will lie at $0.5200 – $0.5500.

The strong bearish momentum was echoed by the on-chart indicators. The RSI hovered just above the oversold zone while the MACD maintained its bearish slide below the zero mark after posting a bearish crossover.

A bullish reversal could be dependent on BTC breaking out of its range formation which could spur buyers into action with a break above $0.700 flipping XRP bullish.

Buyers overwhelmed by sellers in the futures market

Source: Coinglass

How much are 1,10,100 XRPs worth today?

Data from Coinglass showed the immense advantage sellers currently have. Shorts held a 55.3% share of XRP’s open contract positions, amounting to $118.09 million worth of short positions.

With longs registering 80.3% of the liquidations over the past 24 hours, XRP’s bearish activity could extend significantly in the mid to long term.

Source: Coinglass


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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