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- XRP has strong short-term bullish momentum and sentiment
- The daily chart also reflected bullishness, but the $0.55 level was critical
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On the price action front, AMBCrypto highlighted that a move past the $0.5 psychological level could be immense for the XRP bulls. But we still haven’t seen the $0.55 resistance cleared. Can the bulls make it happen this week?
The resistance zone from August stands in the way of XRP bulls
The one-day chart of XRP noted a bullish market structure developed over the past ten days. Yet, the importance of the local highs at the $0.55 level can not be underestimated. There was a bearish order block (red box) at the $0.513-$0.55 region from late August.
XRP traders also established a range (orange) that stretched from $0.47 to $0.55. The mid-range level was at $0.51 and has been tested several times as both support and resistance. This fact added to the credibility of the range.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) was able to climb above neutral 50 and indicated bullish momentum was gathering strength. The Directional Movement Index (DMI) also signaled a significant uptrend in progress as the Average Directional Index (ADX) (yellow) rose past the 20 mark. On the other hand, the On-Balance Volume (OBV) was yet to scale the local resistance, which suggested buying volume was underwhelming in recent weeks.
The short-term demand was positive and accumulation reflected investor confidence
Contrary to the OBV, the mean coin age has trended higher since early September. This was a sign that XRP tokens did not see much movement between addresses and that holders were likely accumulating.
The Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) token was negative, and a push into the positive territory could see some profit-taking activity from holders. The dormant circulation highlighted a lack of intense selling in October and was a metric traders could keep an eye on.
The spot Cumulative Volume Delta (CVD) saw a downtrend from 20 October to 22 October while prices shot higher. This was worrisome for the bulls, but the CVD saw a bounce in recent hours. Meanwhile, the Open Interest and the price trended higher. This called attention to the strong bullish sentiment in the futures market in the near term.
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A move to $0.55 appeared likely. A breakout past this level and a subsequent retest could be used to enter long positions. The next major resistance levels were at $0.585 and $0.667.