Why is XRP Price Up? XRP Gains Over 10% on Nov. 6
The price of XRP (XRP) is up, gaining over 10% on Nov. 6 reaching nearly $0.72, the highest levels in three months.
XRP’s Rebound Trend
XRP’s gains on Nov. 6 are part of a larger rebound trend that started Oct. 19 when New York investment firm Grayscale refiled the application to convert its Bitcoin trust into a spot ETF with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Since then, XRP’s price has gained nearly 45%, replacing Cardano (ADA) to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization as of Nov. 6.
In addition, XRP’s bullish momentum has improved after winning regulatory approval in the Dubai International Financial Centre’s free trade zone. In other words, financial institutions in the DIFC can now legally carry out transactions in XRP tokens.
Ripple’s Swell Conference
XRP’s gains in the XRP/USD pair come ahead of Ripple’s Swell conference on Nov. 8-9 in Dubai — amid rumors that the blockchain payment firm may announce its Initial Public Offering (IPO) plans. The XRP market has seen similar bullish reactions to the Swell event in the past.
Additionally, Ripple likely also received a boost last week from The National Bank of Georgia, which selected it for developing digital lari, its central bank digital currency (CBDC) project.
XRP Whale Accumulation
XRP’s price rally on Nov. 6 also comes on the backdrop of a strong accumulation behavior among its richest investors. Notably, the supply held by addresses with a balance between 100,000 and 1 billion XRP tokens reached its highest level in November 2023, according to data resource Santiment.
Meanwhile, XRP’s social dominance, measuring its mentions across the crypto-oriented social media vs. top-50 cryptocurrencies, has risen to its highest levels since July 2023.
XRP Futures Open Interest
XRP’s climb accompanied modest gains in its derivative market. For instance, the cryptocurrency’s open interest (OI) — representing the aggregate notional of contracts still in play — jumped nearly 13.5% in the past 24 hours to $751.75 million.
Meanwhile, XRP’s OI-weighted funding rate has dropped to 0.01% every eight hours on Nov. 6 versus 0.03% yesterday. That equals 0.2% per week, indicating long positions are covering the leverage cost.
XRP Technical Analysis
From a technical perspective, XRP price is well-positioned for one last push upward before entering a possible correction period. Thus, the bulls will be eyeing $0.90 level into 2024.
The $0.90-target coincides with a resistance confluence comprising a multi-month ascending trendline (purple), a multi-year descending trendline (black), and the December 2021-April 2022 resistance range (red).
Nonetheless, this potential push toward $0.90 will place XRP’s weekly relative strength index above 70, an overbought zone, heightening the risk of a correction.
The downside target in this correction scenario appears near $0.55, down 20% from current price levels. This level coincides with XRP’s resistance during the October 2022 and March-June 2023 sessions.
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