XRP Price Drops: Will It Fall Below $0.47? Experts Weigh In

XRP price fell over 5% last week due to bearish sentiment; analysts speculate on potential further decline.

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  • The XRP price has tumbled over 5% in a week, mirroring a wider crypto market slump.
  • A sell-off by Ripple, the token’s creator, and negative investor sentiment have fueled the decline.
  • A sliver of hope has emerged with some buying pressure and a potential rebound to $0.545.

The price of XRP, the native token of the Ripple network, has been on a downward trajectory over the last week, dropping by more than 5%. This decline comes amid a wave of bearish sentiment in the cryptocurrency market, fueled by concerns about a potential price drop below $0.47.

XRP Technical Analysis

The recent slump began after reports surfaced that Ripple, the developer and biggest holder of XRP, sold a significant amount of tokens, sparking jitters among investors. This news, coupled with a broader market correction, pushed XRP’s price to a two-month low.

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Market data indicates that negative sentiment towards XRP is currently dominant, adding to the pessimism. Santiment’s analysis reveals a dip in XRP’s Weighted Sentiment, suggesting investor anxiety. However, this negativity has also triggered a surge in discussions around XRP, causing its Social Volume to spike.

Chart Showing XRP’s Weighted Sentiment and Social Volume. Source: Santiment
Chart Showing XRP’s Weighted Sentiment and Social Volume. Source: Santiment

Technical indicators further paint a bleak picture. XRP recently experienced a bearish breakout from a pennant pattern, a technical formation often seen as a precursor to further price decline. The token’s MACD indicator also reflects a bearish advantage, while the RSI (Relative Strength Index) points towards a potential drop.

Market Sentiment Could Decide XRP’s Fate

Despite the overall bearish outlook, a glimmer of hope remains. The Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) for XRP shows a slight upward trend, hinting at some potential buying pressure. Additionally, analysts at Hyblock Capital suggest that if the market sentiment shifts and XRP regains bullish momentum, it could climb back to $0.545 by the end of the week.

However, if the bearish trend continues, XRP could witness a further decline, potentially reaching $0.4699.

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Overall, XRP’s near future seems uncertain. While a reversal is possible, current market conditions and technical indicators suggest that XRP might face additional headwinds before a significant recovery.

On the Flipside

  • Positive developments in the ongoing SEC lawsuit against Ripple could significantly improve investor sentiment and lead to a price surge.
  • A broader cryptocurrency market upswing could lift all tides, including XRP, even if its own fundamentals haven’t changed.

Why This Matters

XRP’s price decline reflects broader market anxieties and raises concerns about its potential detachment from its intended use case. If XRP’s price continues to fall despite its utility in facilitating cross-border payments, it could cast doubt on the viability of the entire Ripple ecosystem and its token’s role within it.

If you’re interested in the future of XRP, this article discusses an analyst’s prediction of a surge based on a technical chart pattern:
XRP Price Takes a Dive, But Analyst Predicts “Legendary” Surge

This article explores the ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the SEC, which is causing uncertainty in the XRP market:
XRP Price Awaits Clarity as Ripple Hangs in Limbo

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Author
Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.