XRP Long-term Price Analysis - – February 17

  • There has been no indication showing us a good buying position for XRP, as the pair needs to drop to $0.25 or less.
  • Some investors may consider entering the market now.

XRPUSD Long-term Trend – Ranging

  • Distribution territories: $0.40, $0.45, $0.50
  • Accumulation territories: $0.20, $0.15, $0.10

The price of XRP has been going through ranged movements as it hasn’t been able to build upward movement after the February 8 spike it saw. The cryptocurrency has been featuring lower lows and highs around the $0.30 mark.

Ripple, XRPUSDXRP Chart by TradingView

In the last few days, XRP’s 14-day SMA has been moving around its price. The 50-day SMA is located between the $0.35 and $0.30 marks, above the 14-day SMA. The Stochastic Oscillators have crossed around range 40 where they appear to be consolidating.

This means the cryptocurrency’s price is likely going to continue ranging. There has been no indication showing us a good buying position for XRP, as the pair needs to drop to $0.25 or less for the bulls to have a strong position. Some investors may consider entering the market now.

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Little-Known Cryptocurrency Pumps 500x in Four Days. Are Altcoins Back?

Colin Muller

Micro-cap altcoin Opyn yCurve Insurance (OCRV) saw a monstrous surge last week, evoking reminders from bygone eras of the cryptoasset industry.

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Between May 19 and May 23, cryptocurrency price trackers registered a price jump from $0.0055 to $2.84—or about 500x—on OCRV. The cryptocurrency appears to only be trading on the decentralized exchange Uniswap.

The unreal price fluctuation seems to have been caused by “shilling” of the coin on 4chan. OCRV itself is a token powering the Opyn platform’s DeFi insurance system.

Altcoins Return?

Such dramatic events in the altcoin space may be signalling strength in the alt market. Generally speaking, high levels of investment in altcoins signals increased risk-taking in the crypto markets, and is a sign of confidence.

rising altcoins -- still?BTC chart by TradingView

We have seen a general increase in altcoin market share since about September 2019, depicted above. This trend took a big hit in February and March of 2020, as the coronavirus spread around the globe and hit financial markets—including crypto markets.

In a general sense, the trend seems to have remained intact, consistently rising from 5 to 8% in the six months depicted. The flip side is Bitcoin's dominance, which if rising signals a reluctance for risk taking (and often a falling Bitcoin price). This had been consistently ebbing since last September, but now seems stuck in the mid-60s.

In a decimated global economy, nobody quite knows what to expect from the cryptoasset industry. With some hints of altcoin strength, though, the prospects remain interesting.

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