Trade Recommendation: Ripple

It’s been a while since we published a trade recommendation on Ripple (XRP/USD). The altcoin was not giving us clear signals, which is why we decided to wait until it provided a convincing setup. We’re getting the setup today.

Technical analysis shows that XRP/USD has taken out resistance of $0.38. This triggered the breakout from a large Adam and Eve double bottom pattern on the daily chart. The breakout looks valid because it was pushed by heavy volume. As a result, Ripple climbed as high as $0.4455 today, May 15, 2019.

Now, the breakout is likely to make you feel the fear of missing out. Control that impulse because Ripple is starting to show signs of weakness. The daily candle has a wick on top of its body. This suggests the presence of sellers. On top of that, the daily RSI is in overbought territory. These are signals that tell us that a pullback is likely.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to $0.38 as possible. The retest of this level is bullish. It will cement the six-month-long consolidation below $0.38.

As long as XRP/USD trades above $0.38, it will likely rally to our initial target of $0.46. Take that out and the next target is $0.57.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of Ripple/US Dollar on Bitfinex

Ripple chart

As of this writing, the Ripple/US Dollar pair is trading at $0.42389 on Bitfinex.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to $0.38 as possible.

Targets: $0.46 and $0.57.

Stop: $0.36


Disclaimer: The writer owns bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.

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Kiril is a CFA Charterholder and financial professional with 5+ years of experience in financial writing, analysis and product ownership. He has passed all three CFA exams on first attempt and has a bachelor's degree with a specialty in finance. Kiril’s current focus is on cryptocurrencies and funds, as he does his own crypto research and is a Product Manager at Mitre Media. He also has his personal website, where he teaches people about the basics of investing. His ultimate goal is to help people with limited knowledge of finance and investments to create investment portfolios easily, and in line with their unique circumstances.