Ripple (XRP) Price Following Uptrend: Can Bulls Take Over?

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Ripple price found a strong support near the $0.3800 level and recently moved higher against the US dollar.The price is now placed above the $0.3950 and $0.4000 levels and it could continue higher.Yesterday’s highlighted major bullish trend line is intact with support near $0.3950 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).The pair remains well supported and it could continue to rise above the $0.4100 resistance area.Ripple price is trading in a bullish zone against the US Dollar, while consolidating vs bitcoin. XRP is likely to climb above $0.4200 as long as it is trading above the $0.3920 level.Ripple Price AnalysisAfter a sharp decline, ripple price found support near the $0.3800 area against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair traded as low as $0.3802 and recently started an upward move. There was a break above the $0.3920 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price slowly moved above the $0.3950 level and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $0.4300 swing high to $0.3802 low. Moreover, there was a break above the $0.4000 level.Finally, the price spiked above the $0.4050 level and the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $0.4300 swing high to $0.3802 low. The price tested the $0.4110 level and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $0.4300 swing high to $0.3802 low. If there is an upside break above the $0.4110 and $0.4120 levels, there could be more upsides in the near term. The next key resistance is near the $0.4200 and $0.4220 levels.On the downside, there is a strong support forming near the $0.4000 and $0.3980 levels. More importantly, yesterday’s highlighted major bullish trend line is intact with support near $0.3950 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. As long as the pair is above the trend line, it could climb above the $0.4050 and $0.4110 resistance levels. Conversely, if there is a downside break below the trend line, the price could extend losses below $0.3920.Looking at the chart, ripple price is trading nicely above the $0.3950 support area. Only a close below the 100 hourly SMA is likely to open the gates for more downsides in the near term. Otherwise, the price is likely to trade towards $0.4200 and $0.4220 in the coming sessions.Technical IndicatorsHourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is slowly gaining momentum in the bullish zone, with positive signs.Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is now above the 50 level, with neutral signals.Major Support Levels – $0.3950, $0.3920 and $0.3800.Major Resistance Levels – $0.4050, $0.4120 and $0.4200.

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