Ripple (XRP) News: Breakout Soon or Impending Doom?

Aug 30, 2023
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In July, Ripple Labs received a landmark court ruling by the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC). The positive news sent XRP prices skyrocketing as investors celebrated the win over the SEC and its supposed legitimacy in U.S. markets. However, bearish sentiment is starting to creep in on the broader crypto market. 

Does this mean XRP will erase its recent gains or will it ride the victory wave to new heights? We’ll cover all that and more in our latest “coin of the week” article. “

Ripple (XRP) price on a downtrend after SEC ruling

XRP/USDT chart by TradingView

Even though Judge Torres ruled in favor of Ripple labs - saying that XRP is not a security - XRP’s price has been in a downtrend. 

On July 14th, XRP price jumped $.47 to $.80 (~70% increase). Yet, in the 30 days following that massive spike, XRP has crept back down to around $.55 ( -24.13%). 

There are three primary reasons for this price decline:

1. XRP death cross appears on the daily chart

This Monday, during the early Asian trading hours, a quick-moving 50-day single moving average (SMA) crossed below the slow-moving 200-day SMA. This event, known as a “death cross” amongst crypto traders, is a clear call to sell XRP. 

2. Relative Strength Index (RSI) is weak

XRP/USDT RSI by TradingView

Further supporting the death cross is XRP’s Relative Strength Index (RSI). This technical indicator began moving in the negative direction showing XRP’s downtrend is still strong and unlikely to change in the short term. 

3. Crypto investors are still fearful

While the crypto market is in recovery after its most recent micro-crash, the overall market sentiment is still somewhat fearful. While some coins can experience bullish periods during a bear market, it is rare. At the moment, XRP investors seem to be following the market trend and are hesitant to buy XRP at this time until conditions improve. 

On-chain data suggests XRP is still undervalued

There is a silver lining to all the above news. New on-chain data suggests that XRP’s price is undervalued. While the bearish sentiment across the crypto market is preventing an XRP price breakout at the moment, it is not out of the question in the long term. 

Analyzing Santiment’s Network Value to Transaction Volume (NVT), one can look at the underlying transactional activity on a given blockchain network. XRP’s NVT ratio increased a shocking 340% from August 18th to August 24th.

This suggests that there is consistent activity on the Ripple blockchain despite the price going down. 

It’s reasons like this that long-term investors are still stashing their XRP bags and holding out for a momentum shift in the future. When that shift happens is anyone’s guess but some analysts predict it could be a rebound of 20% - 25%. 

Volatility equals opportunity

As we have said many times before in YouHodler history, volatility equals opportunity.” All financial markets move in waves. Many people think you can only profit from the positive waves. However, there are just as many opportunities to profit in the downward waves as well. 

YouHodler makes this easier than ever with our MultiHODL feature. Open up an XRP position in two directions (up or down) to capitalize on this volatility. We’ve already seen plenty of sharp XRP movements in the past month and more are surely to come. 

So try Multi HODL and start testing out your trading strategies today. MultiHODL also recently integrated TradingView charts in the features so you can easily utilize technical indicators and conduct in-depth analysis on XRP and all our favorite cryptocurrencies.

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