Ripple price trades higher for the third consecutive session after the bitcoin halving event. Cryptocurrencies attract some buying interest after the event with bitcoin trading above $9,600. Ripple price failed to break above the 100-day moving average the week before the halving while during the weekend before the bitcoin halving corrected back to the 50-day moving average.
XRPUSD managed to bounce from the support around 0.1940 area (50-Day SMA). Ripple mirrors the last trading session the bitcoin move higher.
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Ripple price is 1.62% higher at $0.2044 as the pair regains the short term positive momentum after tested the 50-day moving average successfully. Now the short term picture is bullish and a test of the 100-day moving average at 0.2132, is possible. The long term outlook remains bearish, and only a credible break above the 100-day SMA might reverse the momentum.
On the upside, first resistance for XRPUSD price will be met at $0.2054 the daily high; If Ripple remains bid above $0.2054, the next hurdle will be met at $0.2132 the 100-day SMA. A move above the 100-day moving average would open the way for a bigger move higher. Next resistance area to watch is at $0.2229 the 200-day moving average.
On the flip side, initial support for XRPUSD stands at $0.1982 the daily low. The next strong support will be met at $0.1948 the 50-day moving average. In case of a break below $0.1948 support level, Ripple price could correct further towards the $0.1847 the low from May 11.