On the back of the most successful week for XRP, the second largest altcoin in the market has broken, what could be equated to the first inkling of the Bitcoin [BTC] bull run. Following Coinbase’s greenlight to its New York customer to engage in XRP trading, the altcoin shattered its 200-day moving average.
Bitcoin, prior to the April 2 ascendance, which was trading at just over $4,000 and on the back of a slew of reasons, broke the $4,623 200-day moving average (at the time) creating an impetus for a prolonged pump. XRP, following the mammoth 41 percent price rise on 14-15 May, has mirrored the king coin’s rise.
The 200-day MA of XRP, which, at press time, stood at $0.352 was shattered at around 0300 UTC on 14 May, where the cryptocurrency saw a massive 25.59 percent daily gain. Continuing to ride the Coinbase bulls, the cryptocurrency added another 12.27 percent daily price rise the following day, ending its slumping streak which persisted for much of 2019.
Interestingly, the XRP price rise could not have come at a more opportunistic time. During the early days of May, when Bitcoin was breaking resistance after resistance, and anchoring an XRP-less altcoin rise, Ripple’s cryptocurrency was in a slump. In fact, the other digital asset that aims to attract an XRP-esque market, Stellar Lumens [XLM] was also in a slump prior to last week’s rise.
On a year-to-date analysis, the two cryptocurrencies jointly referred to as the “Bank Coins,” contrastingly declined by over 12 percent each, as other coins like Litecoin [LTC], Binance Coin [BNB] and even Bitcoin [BTC] saw triple-digit gains. To answer back to their crypto-contemporaries, XRP and XLM were, by far, the highest gainers during the aforementioned period, wiping clear their slumping trends.
The only coins in the top 10 that are down YTD are $XRP and $XLM, which share identical strategies of trying to become global payment platforms. Their returns are nearly identical as well:$XRP -14.76%$XLM -14.87%
Looks like Mr. Market is bearish on the bank coins@onchainfx
— Ceteris Paribus (@ceterispar1bus) May 7, 2019
Another key indicator for the Bitcoin price rally lasting almost two months now was the realization of the “Golden Cross.” On April 23, the king coin saw its 50-day MA cross-over its 200-day MA as the price rose above $5,350, confirming the coming of the BTC bears, which have since pushed Bitcoin’s price over $8,000.
XRP is on the verge of realizing its very own Golden Cross. Following its May 14 rise and the current green candle-stick, albeit with a major anchoring role played by Bitcoin’s ascendance, the 50-day MA for the altcoin has been broken. If the current trajectory continues, like BTC, XRP could see the 50-day surge above the 200-day and begin a major bullish swing, if Bitcoin’s prices are to go by.
Ripple & MoneyGram: is the partnership bullish for XRP?
One of the big stories of the past 24 hours is Ripple’s announcement of a partnership with MoneyGram. However, as with anything Ripple-related, the community is split on how important this will be.
The rumor of Ripple partnering with international payments giant MoneyGram was first circulated back at the start of June. There did appear to be a slight increase in the XRP price in response, but perhaps not significant enough for there to be a definite correlation.
With the partnership now officially confirmed, XRP is up again for the 24h period, but only by 4 percent or so. This is generally in line with the rest of the crypto market, which has risen along with BTC’s breaking through new resistances above $9k. In general, XRP has underperformed as an asset in 2019, although some traders see bright things in its future.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019
Cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP/USD) is trading at 0.4286. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading above the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bullish trend on Ripple. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019
As part of the Ripple course forecast, a test level of 0.4180 is expected. Where should we expect an attempt to continue the growth of XRP/USD and the further development of the upward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 0.4560. The conservative Ripple buying area is located near the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator strip at 0.3860.
Cancellation of the option to continue the growth of the Ripple rate will be the breakdown of the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator. As well as the moving average with a period of 55 and closing quotes pair below the area of 0.3820. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of the bearish for XRP/USD. In case of a breakdown of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars, one should expect an acceleration of the fall of the cryptocurrency.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019 implies a test level of 0.4180. Further, growth is expected to continue to the area above the level of 0.4560. The conservative area for buying Ripple is located area of 0.3860. The cancellation of the option of cryptocurrency growth will be a breakdown of the level of 0.3820. In this case, we should expect the continuation of the fall.
Ripple (XRP) Price Starts Fresh Rally: Bulls Aiming for $0.47 and $0.48
Ripple price started a fresh rally above the $0.4360 and $0.4460 resistance levels. XRP is forming a bullish pattern and it could continue to rise above $0.4500 and $0.4600.
- The price rallied sharply and traded to a new multi-day high above the $0.4620 level.
- XRP is trading inside a breakout pattern with resistance at $0.4510 on the 30-minute chart.
- Ripple price could climb higher sharply once it clears the $0.4510 and $0.4560 resistances.
Ripple Price Analysis (XRP to USD)
Recently, bitcoin price surged to a new 2019 high above the $9,300 level, lifting the market sentiment for Ethereum and ripple. XRP/USD broke a few important resistances near $0.4360 and $0.4420 to start a strong upward move.
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Looking at the 30-minute chart of XRP/USD, the pair settled above the $0.4460 pivot level and the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart). The bulls gained strength and were successful in pushing the price above the $0.4560 and $0.4600 levels.
A new weekly high was formed at $0.4641 and the price recently corrected lower. It broke the $0.4560 support plus the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $0.4260 low to $0.4641 high.
However, the decline was protected by the previous swing high at $0.4440. Moreover, the price remained well bid near $0.4460 and the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart).
The 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $0.4260 low to $0.4641 high also played its role very well. At the moment, XRP price is trading inside a breakout pattern with resistance at $0.4510 on the same chart.
If there is an upside break above the $0.4510 and $0.4550 levels, the price is likely to start another increase towards the $0.4600 level. The next key resistances are $0.4640 and $0.4650, above which the next stops for the bulls could be $0.4700 and $0.4720.
On the downside, an immediate support is near the $0.4440 level. If ripple price fails to stay above $0.4440, it could correct lower towards the main support at $0.4340 and a connecting bullish trend line on the same chart.