BTC/USD and XRP/USD moving sideways

BTC/USD and XRP/USD moving sideways

BTC/USD

From yesterday’s low at $9160 the price of Bitcoin increased by 3.78% measured to the hourly candle close at its highest point today which is at around $9500. Since last Wednesday when the price came just below the 1 Fib level we have seen the formation of an ascending channel and the price retested its resistance level yesterday with a wick from the upper side of the hourly candle. As resistance has present the price started moving to the downside again and retested its support level finding support there which proved the channels’ relevance once more. As you can see from the hourly chart prior to the formation of the ascending channel we have seen a symmetrical triangle from which the price made a breakout from the downside but hasn’t gone below the significant Fib level at $9136 as it serves as support. We could have seen the completion of the ABC correction after an impulsive move to the upside ended but the C wave just came slightly above the ending point of the wave A which isn’t as assuring.

Another possibility would be that the ascending channel is the 2nd structure out of the three-wave move to the downside in which case a breakout below the 1 Fib level would be seen and is why the level serves as a pivot point.

XRP/USD

The price of Ripple has increased from yesterday’s low at $0.2903 by 5.55% as it came up to $0.3064 at its highest point today. Currently, the price is being traded slightly below the $0.3 mark but the price is in an upward trajectory overall.

On the hourly chart, you can see that the price made a breakout from the triangle which formed after the second attempt for the price to maintain above the significant horizontal level at $0.29405 failed. As the price has shown signs of bullishness after it managed to hold above 0 Fib level the seen increase could be the first sign that the price is to hold above the horizontal support but we could be seeing another corrective increase that is to retest the seller’s territory above.

Considering that the price hasn’t made a higher high compared to the one made on the 26th of October when the second attempt has been made we still cannot say that the price broke the mentioned horizontal level. If the price continues moving to the upside from here and makes an interaction with the next Fib level in line at around $0.325 it would be a good sign, but if the price doesn’t manage to exceed the $0.309 high before falling below the 0 Fib level again it would most likely indicate further downside for the price of Ripple in the upcoming period.

Nikola Lazić

Expertise: Cryptocurrencies, Technical analysis, Elliot waves, Fibonacci Nikola has a bachelor degree in Sociology, which gives him the edge in the financial market, knowing a lot about herd mentality. That is why he uses Elliot wave principles mostly, in combination with Fibonacci levels. He started learning more about financial markets back in 2015 and is now a full-time trader. As an anarcho-capitalist, he fully supports the vision of decentralized future offered by cryptocurrencies, that's why his attention and interest are mostly focused on them. His analysis has been praised by some of the most influential people from the cryptocurrency scene, like Jeff Berwick, the founder of The Dollar Vigilante Newsletter, Vit Jedlicka, the president of Liberland, and other trader colleagues.

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