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XRP likely to breach broadening wedge and fall to $0.23 this week

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January 2018 was the golden age for XRP, a time when XRP hit its all-time high value of around $3.3. Since then, however, the token has had moments of hope, before falling into patterns of more sideways movement. Valued at almost $0.30, XRP had a market capitalization of over $13 billion and a daily trading volume of $2 billion, at press time. The token also recorded a 2.47% rise over the last 24 hours.

XRP 12-hour chart


Source: XRPUSD on TradingView

The 12-hour chart shows that XRP entered into an ascending broadening wedge pattern in late-October, moving through the pattern and mostly hugging the upper trend-line since then. The irregular volume trend over this period also supported the idea that XRP was moving through an ascending broadening wedge.

Though XRP had tried to breach the pattern on 24th October, the candle’s failure to close outside the pattern boundary forced the price back into the wedge, roughly marking a 10% increase the next day. Since ascending broadening wedges tend to breakout downwards 52% of the time, the price is technically more likely to move to lower values in the short-term.

The MACD however, showed an imminent bullish crossover as the signal line was moving under the MACD line. But, with the indicator lines trending between 0 and 0.005 and in light of its weak momentum, it isn’t likely to have much effect on the price of XRP.

The EMA Ribbons seemed to be diverging slightly, suggesting that they may cross above the price line soon. This was further evidence that XRP will move down in the coming week. If the price does move up however, it will have to test the $0.30 resistance, before moving forward through the pattern.

If XRP breaks downward, it is likely that its value will fall to between $0.23 and $0.24 by the end of the week.


Manu is a full-time cryptocurrency journalist at AMBCrypto covering primarily the US market. A graduate in chemical engineering, his writing is centered around regulation and institutional investment within the cryptocurrency space.
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