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XRP at a Critical Decisive Point Amid Reduced Volatility and Mixed Signals at $0.51


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XRP is currently trading at a decisive point as it witnesses a drastic reduction in volatility, which could trigger a massive momentum to the up or downside.

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The crypto market is facing a period of extensive consolidation, as most assets trade within close ranges. Amid this consolidation, XRP observes reduced volatility, which could subsequently trigger upward or downward momentum.

Since dropping from the $0.55 territory on August 20, XRP has failed to make any substantial price swings due to the declining volatility. The asset has continued to consolidate between $0.5030 and $0.5398.

XRP Faces Reduced Volatility

For over one week, XRP has neither breached the $0.54 territory nor broken below the $0.50 point. This pattern suggests a prevalence of uncertainty among investors and market participants.

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The reduced volatility is not unique to XRP alone, as the entire crypto market faces the same trend. Despite a generally green market, assets such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have failed to break above or below crucial territories.

While XRP remains below the 50-day EMA ($0.5828), the asset is battling to reclaim and stay above the 200-day EMA ($0.5171). However, XRP has been consolidating at the 200-day EMA for the past eight days with no clear direction.

XRP 24 Hour Chart 3~2
XRP 24H Chart | TradingView

Interestingly, this period of decreasing volatility is a critical point for XRP. Its next move from here would determine the general direction for the next few days. The trend is usually a precursor for a massive run to the upside or downside as market participants begin to make decisive trades.

If participants troop into the market with purchases, it could lead to a price pump. However, if their re-entry is marked with a dominance of selloffs, this could trigger further selling pressure, leading to a downturn.

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Mixed Signals

XRP faces mixed signals on varying timeframes to add to the market uncertainty. The asset witnessed a bullish golden cross on the 4-hour chart last month. This pattern occurred when the 50-day EMA crossed above the 200-day EMA on July 13.

A golden cross is a bullish pattern that signals imminent bullish momentum. The 50-day EMA remained above the 200-day EMA until August 9, facing a drop on that day.

XRP 4 Hour Chart~3
XRP 4H Chart | TradingView

Currently, the 50-day EMA is below the 200-day EMA on the 4-hour chart. This pattern is a bearish signal, indicating that XRP’s price is correcting downwards, and the market could witness an extensive downtrend.

However, on the daily timeframe, the 50-day EMA remains above the 200-day EMA after crossing above it in March. These contrasting patterns in the 4-hour and 24-hour charts show mixed signals, compounding the market uncertainty.

Meanwhile, XRP is changing hands at $0.5168 as of press time, down 1.17% over the last 24 hours. Notably, the 50-day EMA has continued to drop, suggesting downward momentum for XRP.

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Albert Brown
Albert Brownhttps://thecryptobasic.com/
Albert Brown is a cryptocurrency investor and journalist who has been in the nascent space since 2017. His love and passion for technological innovations made him delve deeper into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As a journalist, Brown has written on several crypto-related topics that have been referenced by popular industry players like Tyler Winklevoss, Binance CZ, etc.

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