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  • Ripple whales have been on an accumulating spree since mid-October.
  • XRP’s daily chart shows that it is on the verge of flashing the buy signal via the red-nine candlestick.

Ripple rose from $0.24 on October 12 to $0.26 on October 23. Since then, the price has been on a massive downtrend, having dropped to $0.235 at the time of writing. However, technical analysis reveals that the buyers are going to come roaring back soon.

Buyers looking to do a comeback

XRP/USD daily chart has started flashing the TD sequential indicator’s buy signal with a red-nine candlestick. If this outlook is validated, the cross-border remittance token should be able to break past the 50-day SMA ($0.245). After breaking past this barrier, the next strong resistance zone lies at the 100-day SMA ($0.26). If the bulls stay strong, Ripple may break above this and reach $0.3.

XRPUSD daily chart

XRP/USD daily chart

Adding further credence to the bullish outlook is the way the holders have been behaving since mid-October. Santiment’s holders distribution chart shows us that the number of addresses holding 1 million to 10 million tokens has been increasing steadily. There was a significant dip on 27-29 October, before it shot up from 1,336 to 1,342 at the time of writing.

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Ripple holders distribution

Can the bears take back control?

The bears can invalidate the buy signal and take the price down to the 200-day SMA ($0.228). The 200-day SMA has historically acted as a strong resistance level, so it should be able to absorb a large amount of selling pressure. Any further break will take XRP down to the $0.2057 support wall. 

Key price levels to watch

XRP bulls have to overcome the 50-day SMA ($0.245) and the 100-day SMA ($0.26). If they manage to do that, the price should be able to reach $0.30.

On the downside, the bear has a healthy support wall at the 200-day SMA ($0.228). A further break will take the price down to the $0.2057 line.