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Peter Brandt Says Ripple Is Headed To Zero Against Bitcoin — XRP/BTC At Key Horizontal Support

Last Updated May 13, 2024 1:27 PM
Nikola Lazic
Last Updated May 13, 2024 1:27 PM
By Nikola Lazic
Verified by Peter Henn

Key Takeaways

  • Peter Brandt predicts XRP may drop to zero against BTC.
  • XRP hovering around $0.50 could be a bullish sign.
  • Ripple needs to break resistance for a new uptrend to begin.

Peter Brandt, a seasoned trader, recently predicted a grim outlook for Ripple’s XRP against Bitcoin. His recent analysis  suggests a potential drop for XRP to zero compared to Bitcoin. He based this prediction on a detailed examination of the XRP/BTC price chart over a long period, highlighting a persistent downtrend.

This received a backlash from his followers. Some pointed out that he shared a similar stance two months before XRP outperformed most of the market in 2017. Ripple has been hovering around $0.50 since mid-April, so can it establish support at these levels, or will it collapse right through? 

XRP/BTC At Key Support 

Using a one-week candlestick chart, Brandt illustrated a significant decline in XRP’s value against Bitcoin. The XRP/BTC ratio has fallen to 0.00000803, an 81.44% drop from January’s level of 0.00001457. While Bitcoin has surged 49.47% against the dollar so afar this year, XRP has dropped 18.74% in the same period.

Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis 

XRP‘s price has been in a downtrend since its macro high of $0.73 on March 11. It fell to a low of $0.42 on April 13, dipping below its ascending baseline support, but then recovered to hover around $0.50.

daily chart
XRPUSD Bitstamp | Credit: Nikola Lazic/Tradingview

The daily chart’s RSI and MACD suggested that the downtrend might have ended on April 13, indicating a potential new uptrend. However, further confirmation is needed, specifically a breakout above the descending resistance.

An attempt to surpass this resistance occurred on April 22, when the price reached $0.57, but was rejected. Indeed, hovering around $0.50 could be bullish. This is because the previous rejection should have caused a larger drop if the major downtrend were still in effect.

A breakout above the descending resistance could signal a new bullish phase for XRP, potentially leading to a sustained rise to $1 and beyond.


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