BTC and XRP - Correction or the end of the increase altogether?

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From its all-time high at $58,360, the price of Bitcoin has made a decrease of 22.8% today as it fell to $45,058 at its lowest spike. Currently, it is being traded at $47,251 and the price is in a steep downward trajectory.


Looking at the hourly chart, we can see that the price ended its 3rd wave out of the impulse that started on the 27th of January. This is why the seen decrease is still considered correctional in nature but is still unclear where this downfall could end. If this is the developing 4th wave would have seen its first sub-wave which is why now a short-term recovery would be expected.

But after a short-term recovery, we can see its 3rd sub-wave making a lower low, potentially somewhere around its all-time high of $40,000. But if the price goes to those levels it could indicate the possibility that the upward move has ended altogheter.  If this is true then we have seen the completion of the five-wave impulse at the $58,000 area in which case now a longer-term correction could play out.

For the signs of confirmation, we are going to look at what happens at the current levels as if this is the 4th wave the price should start an immediate recovery. But if it continues moving to the downside further in a straight line the second scenario would look more likely.


The price of Ripple has been in a downfall as well and made a decrease of 43.52% measured from its recent high at $0.65 to its lowest point today at $0.3668. Since then it made a minor recovery and is currently sitting at $0.44278 level.


On the hourly chart, you can see that the price made it below the significant horizontal range between $0.5 and $0.47. This was a significant pivot zone that served as an indication of whether or not the prior ascending move was impulsive or corrective.

As a breakout was made the correctness was confirmed which is why now further downside would be expected. The price is likely to continue decreasing below its prior correctional move made on the 2nd of February when it came down to $0.34. If this is the 3rd sub-wave from the correction that started on the 1st of February then the price is going to form a five-wave impulse that is going to be the C wave of the higher degree count. This in turn means that the price of Ripple is set for an uptrend continuation after it ends but first it needs to establish some firm support.

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