XRP price dropped below the $1.0 psychological level on November 26, unravelling a possible bearish forecast. This provided a buying opportunity for investors who bought the dip, but the uptrend hit a wall and got stopped by the upper boundary of the descending parallel channel. This chart pattern continues to govern XRP’s price action pointing to further losses.
XRP Price Bears Contemplate A 14% Decline To $0.8405
Ripple price fell below the $1.0 psychological level on November 26, paving the way for further losses. The bulls of the international remittances token attempted to undo the losses in four straight bullish sessions between November 27 and 30, but their efforts were curtailed by resistance from the upper boundary of the governing chart pattern.
XRP price is trading at upper boundary of the descending parallel channel around $0.9787 as seen on the daily chart. A descending parallel channel is a significantly bearish chart pattern that suggests a continued bearish leg as long as the price of an asset remains within the confines of the falling channel.
If Ripple price fails to rise above the falling channel, it may drop towards the middle boundary of the channel at $0.9094. A further drop past this level could see XRP/USD drop to tag the lower boundary of the channel at $0.8425, a 14% drop from the current price.
The down-sloping moving averages and the position of the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator at 38.97 close to the oversold region suggest that Ripple is firmly in the hands of the bears, accentuating this bearish outlook.
XRP/USD Daily Chart
On the upside, the bearish thesis could be invalidated if XRP price overcomes the immediate resistance at $0.9844 embraced by the upper boundary of the governing channel. If this happens, XRP price may potentially undo the losses that began on November 08 by breaking out to regain the $1.00 level.
A movement further up could take Ripple towards the $1.09 level where the 50 and 100-day SMAs coincide.