Bitcoin [BTC/USD] and XRP/USD Technical Analysis: XRP strides forward as BTC loses momentum after rally

Bitcoin [BTC] saw the break of the $7,000 psychological resistance line recently amidst rising investor concern regarding the USD Tether currency. The coin has since been unable to convert the momentum into price movement concrete enough to move it beyond established levels.

XRP, however, has seen a continued growth since its pump in the market earlier this week, carrying forward slightly decaying momentum as investor sentiment wears out.

Bitcoin:

1 hour:

The $6,625 – $6,660 uptrend has presented itself since the beginning of the month, with the downtrends defined from price movement from $6,420 down to the $6,150 and $6,185 mark. The $6,190 – $ 6,440; line exists as a short uptrend for the price.

The Relative Vigor Index has seen a bearish crossover, with the MA line crossing below the signal.

The Parabolic SAR, however, is demonstrating a bullish signal, as the dots are present below the candlesticks.

The MACD is demonstrating an unclear signal.

1 day:

The long-term downtrend from May shows no signs of receding as the price is moving from the $9,800 mark down to $6,430. However, the $5,790 – $6,150 uptrend from June is contesting the power of the bear over the coin.

The RSI is demonstrating a balance of buying and selling pressure after the market recovered from an overbought zone.

The Moving Average is at $6,440, providing a support level for the price.
The KVO is recovering after a bullish crossover earlier in the week.

XRP:

1 hour:

The $0.374 – $0.399 – $0.46 uptrend is helping the price to continue finding upward momentum, with a downtrend from $0.586 – $0.465 contesting the movement.

The RSI is moving towards the overbought zone and might see a pullback into a selloff if the upwards momentum is not strong enough to carry the rally.

The Awesome Oscillator is moving downwards slowly, as seen by the transition from green bars to red bars.

1 day:

The RVGI is demonstrating a bullish crossover recently, with a healthy growth upwards.

The Parabolic SAR is bearish and is set to turn bullish judging from the position of the dots near the candlesticks.

A crucial resistance level is presented at $0.896, with the floor found at $0.264. A sharp support uptrend has described the price movement from $0.26 – $0.376, with a slight continuation to the $0.46 mark. A downtrend is being presented from $0.894 – $0.579.

Conclusion:

The continued momentum exhibited by XRP might the rally to solidify into a strengthened price movement. However, Bitcoin seems to be running out of steam, as most of the indicators are demonstrating a sell signal.

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