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XRP’s Consolidation Phase: Assessing Potential Breakouts

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XRP's Consolidation Phase: Assessing Potential Breakouts

XRP price has remained lackluster, with trading activity confined to a narrow range, signaling a lack of investor interest. Despite a significant purchase of $299 million worth of coins by whales in a single day, bullish momentum failed to materialize. Presently, XRP/USD is trading marginally up at $0.52, indicating a mere 0.07% increase for the day. In a recent development, Ripple has announced the sale of 400 million XRP tokens this month. This move aims to realign XRP’s holdings, market operations, and price volatility.

Source: CoinMarketCap

Technical Analysis: Symmetrical Triangle Formation

Technically, XRP/USD is ensconced within a short-term consolidation phase. The price is oscillating within a narrow range, with resistance near $0.54 and support around $0.48. Notably, $0.52 acts as a crucial psychological barrier, now functioning as resistance after previously serving as support. 

XRP <span style=font weight 400>Daily Chart<span>

Following a 46% depreciation in April from a high of $0.74, XRP has struggled to regain momentum. The formation of a “Symmetrical Triangle,” characterized by slanting higher lows since April 13 and decreasing highs, reflects diminishing trader interest.

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Analysis Of Technical Indicators

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) currently stands at 48, indicative of a balanced struggle between bulls and bears. Similarly, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) hovers near the central line, illustrating a lack of directional conviction among traders.

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In case of a bullish breakout, the initial resistance lies at $0.56, followed by $0.61. Conversely, support for the price rests around the bearish trendline of the symmetrical triangle at $0.50, with a breach potentially leading to a downturn towards $0.46.

Traders are advised to await confirmation or breakout of the price pattern before making any directional bets.

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