- Bitcoin price stalls at the 361.8% Fibonacci extension of 2017-2018 bear market.
- Ethereum price fails at the 138.2% extension of February correction.
- XRP price welcomes bullish news role.
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Bitcoin price may rally to $67,650 before a deep correction
The unfolding price structure continues to take the form of a rising wedge pattern with one more touch of the upper trendline needed to complete the pattern. It would represent a marginal new high for the flagship cryptocurrency near $67,650, but first is the unfolding test of the 361.8% extension of the 2017-2018 bear market at $63,777.
BTC/USD daily chart
If the current rally fails before testing the wedge’s upper trend line, BTC will find support at the lower trend line at $57,600, followed by the 50-day simple moving average at $55,277.
The incremental support continues to the March low at $50,305 and then the 100-day SMA at $47,770, before a final test of the February low at $43,016.
Ethereum price may be looking for a run similar to 2017
It has been 16 days since the breakout from a symmetrical triangle breakout. The path has included the battle with the February high’s magnet effect and now the successful close above the 161.8% Fibonacci extension of the 2018 bear market at $2,247.
The current outlook anticipates a continuation of ETH strength to the 161.8 extension of the February correction at $2,504, followed immediately by the triangle’s measured move target of $2,507.
Once the current Fibonacci resistance cluster is cleared, ETH could rally to the 261.8% extension of the February correction at $3,253 and even the 261.8% extension of the 2018 bear market at $3,587.
ETH/USD daily chart
A big negative for the ongoing rally is the absence of heavy volume. For most positive days, the volume has got to average and no more. This could impede ETH as it wrestles with the current Fibonacci resistance.
XRP price stalls at psychologically important $2
It has been a stream of bullish news for Ripple over the last few weeks. The newest is the cross-border remittances cryptocurrency executives filing to dismiss the SEC case hanging over XRP since December 2020.
XRP price action reflects the bullishness with an explosive advance over the last weeks that has lifted it near the 61.8% retracement of the 2018-2020 bear market at $2.08. With the daily chart flashing a mild bearish momentum divergence, speculators need to prepare for a pause to release some of the price compression generated by the wicked advance.
Following the consolidation, it is anticipated that XRP will challenge the 78.6% retracement at $2.617 before launching a test of the all-time at $3.30 over the medium term.
XRP/USD daily chart
XRP has traveled a long distance in a short time, and speculators need to be mindful of critical support at the 38.2% retracement of the April rally at $1.42 and then the 50% retracement at $1.26.