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The XRP market has experienced a slight downturn, witnessing a 1% decrease over the last 24 hours and settling at $0.603258. This decline aligns with the broader crypto market, which has seen a 0.5% drop today.

Over the past week, XRP has faced a 2% decline and a 6% dip in the last two weeks. However, the altcoin maintains a positive trend, showing a 4% increase in the last 30 days and an impressive 77% surge since the beginning of the year.

Despite the recent dip, XRP’s trading volume remains close to $1 billion, indicating sustained interest that could lead to future gains. The current chart analysis suggests that XRP might experience a further decrease before resuming its upward trajectory.

XRP price chart

Notably, the relative strength index (RSI) is dipping below 50, implying a potential descent to lower levels before a recovery. Additionally, XRP’s 30-day moving average has almost flattened out, hinting at a possible drop towards or below the 200-day average before witnessing significant rallies.

On a positive note, XRP’s support level remains higher than mid-October levels, suggesting that any upcoming declines may be relatively minor. However, recent transfer data indicates that whales are considering selling XRP, which could lead to a temporary drop below $0.60 before a potential recovery.

Despite short-term challenges, the overall medium-term trajectory of the market, coupled with expectations of Bitcoin ETF approvals, is likely to support price increases in the coming weeks. Furthermore, XRP’s strong legal position, marked by positive rulings in the SEC case and legal victories for Ripple, positions it for robust growth in 2024.

With the potential for a return to vigorous growth, some analysts predict that the XRP price could reach $1 in the first few months of the New Year. While XRP may await broader market rallies for substantial gains, traders seeking above-average returns in shorter time frames may explore newer tokens like Bitcoin Minetrix (BTCMTX), a stake-to-mine platform that has garnered over $4.5 million in its ongoing presale.