After a temporary price weakness in the middle of the week, the key currency Bitcoin and with it the majority of Altcoins can recover significantly in the last few days. Ripple (XRP) comes under increasing pressure after the termination of the Spark Token Airdrop on Saturday December 12th and collapses by 18 percent compared to the week.
Last week, it looked like further consolidation in the crypto market. But the crypto key currency Bitcoin (BTC) has been bullish again in the last few days and can rise again above 19,000 US dollars. At its peak, Bitcoin fell by around 10 percent and also had the majority of altcoins corrected. However, the bulls returned to the market in good time and once again fought off all corrective efforts by the bear camp. The largest cryptocurrency is thus only trading slightly lower than the previous week at 19,180 US dollars. The top 10 altcoins are only marginally weaker, but lose an average of three percentage points. Ripple (XRP) in particular loses in the course of the airdrop carried outyesterday, Saturday, December 12th, by 15 percentage points. A renewed attack by the BTC price on the all-time high should once again have a positive effect on the price development on the overall market in the coming trading days.
Best price development among the top 10 altcoins: Stellar (XLM)
In the previous week, the XLM price corrected significantly and fell to the supertrend at 0.140 US dollars. Based on this support, the price of Stellar rose again in the last few days of trading and was able to cross its red downtrend line at the daily closing price on Sunday, December 13th. This enabled the XLM rate to regain the EMA20 (red) at $ 0.158.
Bullish variant (Stellar)
If the price of Stellar stabilizes above $ 0.162 at the end of the day, a rise to the resistance at $ 0.189 is initially likely. An important horizontal resist runs here, which has had several price-limiting effects. If the XLM price dynamically overcomes this resistance, a march through to the 261 Fibonacci extension at $ 0.220 is conceivable. If the bulls can break through this resist and also break through the high for the year at US $ 0.229 sustainably, the price target will be activated at US $ 0.238. The superordinate 23rd Fibonacci retracement runs here. If this resist is subsequently also overcome, the 361 Fibonacci extension at US $ 0.283 comes into focus. If this resistance level can also be broken sustainably, a march towards 0 is necessary, $ 321 and $ 0.345 likely. Looking ahead, a sustained rally in Stellar prices should lead to the overarching 38 Fibonacci retracement at $ 0.370. In the medium term, the XLM rate could rise to $ 0.407 and a maximum of $ 0.476 (50s Fibonacci retracement).
Bearishe Variante (Stellar)
If, on the other hand, there is a false breakout and the XLM price falls back below the downtrend line and the EMA20 (red) at $ 0.162, the bears will try their luck again. If the development low at 0.144 US dollars is subsequently undercut, the cross-support from EMA50 (orange) and Supertrend at 0.136 US dollars comes into focus. If this support is also undercut by the daily closing price, a retest of the outbreak level at 0.119 US dollars should be planned. The EMA100 (yellow) is currently also running here. If the green support area is subsequently left downwards, this is to be assessed as a sell signal. A correction back to the EMA200 (blue) at $ 0.098 is likely. However, as long as Stellar is trading above $ 0.136,
Indicators: RSI is neutral, MACD with an active sell signal
The RSI can break down from its overbought condition and is trading in the neutral zone again. A renewed rise above 55 would activate a new buy signal. The MACD indicator, on the other hand, tends further south and has a sell signal. On a weekly basis, both indicators have still activated a buy signal, which favors the long scenario of a further increase in the XLM price.