Ripple has embraced downward price action since the beginning of June. The international money transfer token crashed from $1.71 to $0.65 in May but recovered to highs around $1.1 at the beginning of June.
In the last week, the overall general outlook in the market has seen XRP bulls fight a losing battle. Initially, buyers focused on gains above $1, but the barrier at $1.1 only got them exhausted.
Meanwhile, the aggressive bearish wave in the market, especially this week, forced Ripple to explore the rabbit hole. Support at $0.9 and $0.8 did little to halt the declines; thus, XRP revisited a previous anchor at $0.78.
Many analysts believe that this a bear cycle and that Ripple may drop further. The short-term technical outlook confirms this narrative. For instance, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) continues to dip inside the negative region. Additionally, the MACD line (blue) recently crossed beneath the signal line, a critical bearish signal.
Similarly, the Relative Strength Index (RSI), a technical indicator tracking the trend of an asset and measuring its momentum, reinforced the bearish tightening grip. Another approach in the oversold region shows that sellers have the upper hand.
XRP/USD four-hour chart
XRP/USD price chart by Tradingview
For now, the path with minor hurdles is downward. Hence, immediate support between $0.78 and $0.8 is crucial for the bulls to resume the uptrend. However, another swing south might bring XRP near the primary support in May at $0.65.
Ripple intraday levels
Spot rate: $0.84
Support: $0.78 and $0.65
Resistance: $0.9 and $1
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