XRP Set for a Bearish Session on Terraform Labs Case News
- On Tuesday, XRP ended a five-day losing streak, gaining 1.20% to end the day at $0.7067.
- News of MicroStrategy planning to acquire BTC supported the broader market, while updates from the Terraform Labs case caped the upside.
- However, shorter-term technical indicators remain bearish, supporting a return to sub-$0.65.
On Tuesday, XRP gained 1.20%. Reversing a 0.91% loss from Monday, XRP ended the day at $0.7067. XRP ended a five-day losing streak.
XRP Price Action
The Daily Chart showed XRP/USD remained below the $0.7870 – $0.7737 resistance band, despite ending the five-day losing streak. However, XRP sat well above the 50-day ($0.6229) and 200-day ($0.5102) EMAs, sending bullish near and longer-term price signals.
Notably, the 50-day EMA pulled further away from the 200-day EMA, affirming a bullish near-term trend. While the EMAs send bullish signals, the five-day losing streak left XRP within reach of the $0.6530 – $0.6417 support band.
Looking at the 14-Daily RSI, the 56.19 reading sends bullish XRP price signals, aligning with the EMAs. The RSI supports a run at $0.75 to bring the $0.7870 – $0.7737 resistance band into play.
Looking at the 4-Hourly Chart, the XRP/USD faces strong resistance at the 50-day EMA ($0.7089). Despite the bullish Tuesday session, XRP/USD remains below the $0.7870 – $0.7737 resistance band.
XRP also sits below the 50-day EMA ($0.7089) while holding above the 200-day EMA ($0.6520), sending bearish near-term but bullish longer-term price signals. The 50-day EMA narrowed on the 200-day EMA, signaling a fall toward $0.65.
The 14-4H RSI reading of 49.14 signals moderately bearish sentiment, with selling pressure outweighing buying pressure. Significantly, the RSI aligns with the 50-day EMA, signaling the near-term bullish trend reversal and a run at the $0.6530 – $0.6417 support band and the 200-day EMA ($0.6520).
MicroStrategy Delivers Support Despite Terraform Labs News
It was another busy session on Tuesday, with earnings and SEC v Ripple-related news moving the dial.
This week, MicroStrategy (MSTR) filed a request to sell up to $750 million in stock to acquire BTC. According to the quarterly report for the quarter ending June 30, 2023, MicroStrategy held 152,333 BTC. The anticipated increase in BTC holdings supported the BTC return to $30,000.
Despite the bullish moves, XRP trailed the broader market as investors digested Terra Labs Court case-related news.
Terraform Labs presiding Judge Jed Rakoff, caused a stir by saying that Judge Torres made a mistake in the SEC v Ripple Court ruling when declaring that XRP was not a security when sold on exchanges. Rakoff believed that there is no difference between stocks or institutional sales in terms of being a security.
Ripple Chief Legal Officer Stuart Alderoty responded to the latest news from the Terraform Labs case, saying,
“Let me be clear about some confusion going around – the ruling in the Terra case changes NOTHING about the Ripple ruling that XRP is not a security.”
Alderoty went on to say,
“The Terra case is just starting, and that Judge has to accept everything that the SEC alleges as true (for now). Our ruling came after a full factual record (developed over 2+ years) was presented to the Court.”
The Ripple CLO concluded,
“I’ll let others dive into the Terra Judge’s comment, including his apparent misreading of the Ripple Judge’s reasoning – ex: missing the point that secondary market traders can’t investor money in anyone or anything if they don’t know who they are buying from.”
The Day Ahead
SEC v Ripple Court ruling-related chatter will remain the focal point. However, investors should continue to monitor the crypto news wires. SEC activity and US lawmaker chatter will move the dial.
Terra Labs updates, and ETF, Binance, and Coinbase-related news also need consideration.