Ripple (XRP) Drops 14% in a Bear Breakout Formation, Back to $0.30?

Ripple (XRP) Drops 14% in a Bear Breakout Formation, Back to $0.30?
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Ripple is down 14 percent from last week’s high after the distribution in early December. Like the rest of the markets, the coin is under significant pressure, recoiling from recent local highs as bears flow back.

Even so, buyers expect prices to bounce higher, breaking above immediate resistance levels. A recovery of BTC will likely lift XRP. However, Ripple’s short to long-term performance depends on the outcome of the ongoing court case. This isolating development is significant for XRP and the broader industry. XRP has been wavy for the better part of Q3 and Q4 2022 as traders watch closely how the battle pans out.

Ripple-SEC Court Case, Impact on XRP

Analysts have been making comments on the importance of the case. Specifically, how U.S. regulators, mainly the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will have more leeway in monitoring the industry. Some are confident that Ripple, the blockchain company, will emerge on top, considering their solid arguments.

Meanwhile, some are skeptical, saying the SEC will win the case. If this happens, reverberations will be felt across the crypto and DeFi ecosystem, where Ripple is currently making inroads after XRPL’s enhancements.

John Deaton, a Ripple advocate and a lawyer by profession, nonetheless says the presiding lawyer is aware of the many moving parts. In his estimation, the case will end, earliest by March 2023. Earlier, Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, said, based on rumors, the case would have been resolved by December 15.

Ripple Price Analysis

Ripple XRP Daily Chart for December 19

There were flashes of strength from September to August 2022, but XRP is weak at spot rates. XRP, as mentioned earlier, is down 14 percent from last week’s high and 40 percent from October highs.

Technically, the coin is bearish and likely heading lower in the days ahead. Presently, XRP is within a bear breakout formation following losses of December 15 and 16. Notice that XRP bars are riding the lower BB, which indicates high selling pressure.

At spot rates, traders can liquidate on every attempt higher, with targets at $0.30. This preview is valid since XRP prices are still inside the wide-ranging bearish engulfing bar of December 16.

Any unexpected surge above $0.40 will invalidate this forecast.

Technical charts courtesy of Trading View.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are not investment advice. Do your research.

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