Indeed, the third-largest cryptocurrency, which was trading at multi-month highs just a few weeks ago, has plunged from a price just north of $0.34 to as low as $0.264 today — a crash of nearly 23%. This means that over the past few days, XRP has underperformed Bitcoin, which posted a relatively mild 9% loss in the same time period.
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Despite this dramatic underperformance, which some fear is a sign of the asset’s long-term weakness, the chart of the leading altcoin just printed an extremely strong sign.
Ripple’s XRP Prints Extremely Strong Signal
Today, NewsBTC observed that XRP printed an extremely bullish signal: on its daily chart against the U.S. dollar, the 50-day simple moving average (red line) crossed above the 200-day simple moving average (green line) for the first time in months, suggesting bulls are in control.
For those unaware, this technical formation is known as a golden cross, which has traditionally been seen as extremely bullish, and may be seen as the same for XRP. Investopedia explains this concept further:
“As long-term indicators carry more weight, the golden cross indicates a bull market on the horizon and is reinforced by high trading volumes.”
While a full analysis of this technical signal’s effect on the price of XRP hasn’t been done, this writer did an analysis of golden crosses for Bitcoin and found astonishing results.
This writer found that “real” Bitcoin golden crosses led to rallies of 20,500%, 6,750%, and 150%, respectively. Case in point, a golden cross on the BTC chart in 2015 led to a surge from around $300 to $20,000 in under a few years’ time; not once in this rally did the golden cross exhibit a reversal into a death cross.
“Real” Bitcoin golden crosses led to rallies of 20,500%, 6,750%, and 150%.
If history rhymes, BTC could do extremely well in the coming years. pic.twitter.com/IJZ2gXl9Jf
— Nick Chong (@_Nick_Chong) February 18, 2020
Other Strong Signs
This comes as a number of analysts have expressed other optimistic ideas about XRP.
A custom indicator known as the IchiEMA has printed a buy candle on the weekly chart of the cryptocurrency. This signal was seen two weeks before the altcoin began its infamous surge at the end of 2017, during which the asset gained over 1,000% in under a month’s time, rallying from $0.20 to a price above $3.00.
Also, an analysis that called XRP’s bottom around $0.17 and the subsequent rally to $0.34 suggests the asset will rally 200% to 300% in the coming months to $1.00.
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