Volatility is reduced in the cryptoasset market after a week marked by the US interest rate hike, in which the FOMC raised rates by +0.25% as expected. This decision, which seems to have already been discounted in the market, is reflected in a sideways movement in the resistance zone, which leaves a situation without much change compared to last week.
The same has happened with $BTC, which has re-tested the $29k level, but so far has not managed to break it. Short term consolidation scenario is gaining strength, which could leave lows in the $25k-$26k area as a pullback before looking for the objective of the Shoulder-Head-Shoulder figure we mentioned last week.
This scenario would be confirmed if a low is created below 26.5k, which would leave a short term double top figure with a target at $25k, as we can see in the 4h chart.
In the event that this resistance at $29k is broken without creating a pullback, which is less likely scenario given the bearish divergences generated by the RSI, would create the next resistance at $32k, although for this option to occur it would require the entry of a much higher volume of buying than we have seen this week.
Regarding the rest of the market, this week the big highlight is $XRP which after a breakout move to the downtrend line, is approaching the weekly close with an accumulated +18%.
This breakout movement that occurred last Tuesday was very vertical, going from $0.39 to $0.49 in less than 24 hours.
As we have already mentioned in other articles, $XRP is a token that tends to be quite decorrelated from the general situation and what happened this week is a clear example of this. While other large-cap tokens such as $BTC or $ETH have closed with small setbacks, $XRP has generated the biggest weekly increase so far this year.
Despite this upward movement, the long-term situation still requires new highs in order to be able to propose a trend change scenario, as the resistance at $0.55 is still holding and is the area to be beaten in order to create a series of higher highs and higher lows that will start to draw that uptrend that $XRP holders have been waiting for so long.
Another token that has been reactivated this week is $LTC. The Litecoin token has accumulated a growth of almost +10%, respecting the growing trend of the last six months.
This bullish trend remains shallow, so it is also necessary to see a break of the resistance at $100 in order to be able to propose a scenario of a long-term trend change. If this resistance becomes strong, the uptrend could be just a consolidation phase to the bearish breakout movement that was created in the first half of 2022.
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