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XRP was bearish on the daily chart at the time of writing.
The average coin age increased; active addresses and funding rates declined.

Ripple [XRP] rose above half a dollar at the end of March, but lost more than 20% after an intensified selloff. On April 21, sellers broke through the 50-EMA ($0.4661), but encountered resistance at the $0.4500 support level.

The support also aligns with the 50% Fib pullback level and could hold back sellers, especially if Bitcoin [BTC] doesn’t fall under the $27k price range.

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Will the $0.4500 support hold?

Source: XRP/USDT on TradingView

Technical indicators on the daily chart tended to favor sellers, but price action showed indecisiveness between buyers and sellers. In particular, the 200-MA (blue line) and 50-EMA (orange line) were flat, meaning long and short trends were consistent with a lack of clear price direction.

In addition, the ADX (Average Directional Index) retreated, indicating a likely consolidation or prolonged downtrend, while RSI was below the neutral level, showing that sellers had the upper hand.

As such, XRP could trade sideways between 50% ($0.4430) and 61.8% ($0.4765) for a while before sliding into the $0.3586 – $0.4500 range.

Note that the 38.2% Fib level also matches the 200-MA and could resist a prolonged decline. A close below the hurdle would attract more aggressive selling.

Alternatively, XRP could close above the 61.8% Fib level of $0.4765 if $0.4500 support is secured. Such a move could see the pair retest the half dollar value at $0.5082 or 78.6% Fib level ($0.5242).

Daily active addresses and funding rates declined

Source: Sentiment

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XRP’s active addresses rose to over a million by mid-April. However, the number has since dropped to less than 400,000 at the time of writing, more than 50% fewer active addresses, impacting trading volumes and providing more leverage to sellers.

In addition, funding rates turned negative at the time of writing – a dip in demand for XRP in the derivatives market and bearish sentiment.

But the 90-day average coin age rose, highlighting increased accumulation in recent days – evidence of a likely rally that could provide some hope for bulls. Investors should monitor BTC price action and new developments in the SEC lawsuit before taking any action.

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