Cryptocurrencies Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple – Where Are They Heading?

  • Bitcoin saw a sharp 6% price drop this week as it breaks beneath $6,800 again.
  • Ethereum witnessed a 4% price decline after rolling over at $172 to reach the current $155 trading price.
  • Ripple saw a small 2.3% price drop as failed to break above $0.2 to reach $0.186.

The market cap for the entire cryptocurrency industry dropped by a total of over $10 billion during just the past few days, largely driven by Bitcoin dropping back beneath $7,000 to reach the current $6,773 trading price. 

This week will be extremely important for Bitcoin (and the rest of the market) because a drop beneath the $6,700 level could cause Bitcoin to unwind toward the $6,000 level. However, with the Bitcoin block halving only 27 days away, it is unlikely that Bitcoin should stay beneath $7,000 for too long.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

BTC/USD – Daily CHART – SHORT TERM

BTC/USD. Source: TradingView

Market Overview

Looking at the daily chart above, we can see that Bitcoin ran into resistance at the $7,400 level last week which caused the cryptocurrency increase to stall and reverse. It went on to drop back beneath $7,000 until finding support at the $6,800 level which had provided strong resistance in March 2020 (now turned to support).

In today’s trading session, Bitcoin dropped further beneath this support as it dropped as low as $6,550. It has since recovered slightly as it attempts to remain above the .236 Fibonacci Retracement support at $6,765.

Short term prediction: NEUTRAL

Bitcoin is still considered as neutral at this moment in time but a close beneath $6,765 would turn it bearish in the short term.

If the sellers do push lower, the first level of support is expected at $6,500. Beneath this, support can be found at $6,320 (.382 Fib Retracement), $6,000 (.5 Fib Retracement), and $5,600 (.518 Fib Retracement).

On the other hand, if the bulls rebound from the current $6,765 support, the first level of resistance is located at $7,000. Above this, resistance lies at $7,174, $7,400, and $7,676 (1.618 Fib Extension).

The RSI has recently dipped beneath the 50 level to show that the momentum is starting to shift back into the bearish favor. If it continues to dip lower this will indicate that the bearish momentum is increasing and we can expect further declines.

Ethereum Price Analysis

ETH/USD – Daily CHART – SHORT TERM

ETH/USD. Source: TradingView

Market Overview

Ethereum managed to climb as high as $176 in last week’s trading period as it ran into resistance at a short term 1.414 Fibonacci Extension level. It went on to reverse from here as it dropped into support at $160.

In today’s trading session, we can see that ETH has fallen further lower from $160 to reach the current support at $154 which is provided by a .236 Fibonacci Retracement level.

Short term prediction: NEUTRAL

Etheruem is also considered to be neutral right now and would still need to break beneath $140 before we can consider it to be bearish. It would need to close above $180 to be considered as bullish in the short term.

If the sellers do push ETH beneath the current $154 support, we can expect immediate support at $150. Beneath this, added support lies at $142 (.382 Fib Retracement), $132 (.5 Fib Retracement), and $122 (.618 Fib Retracement).

On the other hand, if the bulls can hold $155 and push higher, resistance lies at $160, $172, $176, and $187.

The RSI is still trading along with the 50 level as indecision looms within the market. If it does drop beneath 50 we can expect the bearish pressure to increase and ETH to fall beneath $150.

Ripple Price Analysis

XRP/USD – Daily CHART – SHORT TERM

XRP/USD. Source: TradingView

Market Overview

Looking at the daily chart above, we can see that XRP managed to climb as high as $0.20 in last week’s trading session. However, it was unable to overcome this resistance, provided by a bearish .382 Fibonacci Retracement level, causing the market to roll over and fall.

It dropped as low as $0.18 today but has since recovered slightly to trade above the .236 Fibonacci Retracement support at $0.184.

Short term prediction: NEUTRAL

XRP remains neutral until it can break above the $0.20 level. A break beneath $0.17 would likely turn XRP bearish in the short term.

If the sellers push lower, support can be found at $0184 (.236 Fib Retracement), $0.18, and $0.17 (.382 Fib Retracement). Beneath this, support lies at $0.159 (.5 Fib Retracement) and $0.147 (.618 Fib Retracement).

On the other hand, if the bulls regroup and push higher, the first level of resistance is located at $0.2. Above this, resistance lies at $0.211, $0.22, and $0.229 (bearish .5 Fib Retracement).

The RSI is also trading at the 50 level as indecision is seen within the market. If the RSI can remain above 50, this will be a very promising sign for the XRP bulls.