The absence of a spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) for XRP has raised eyebrows, especially among crypto experts. Yassin Mobarak, a crypto expert and founder of Dizer Capital, recently voiced his concerns over this notable gap in the crypto industry.
Despite XRP’s legal clarity, unlike its counterparts, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), it remains without a spot ETF application, a situation Mobarak finds particularly puzzling.
XRP: The Odd One Out?
While multiple applications have been filed for BTC spot ETFs, and a new application is in place for an ETH spot ETF, XRP stands out for its lack of similar developments.
This is intriguing given that XRP, unlike many other cryptocurrencies, including Ether and Bitcoin, has received legal clarity, making its exclusion from spot ETF applications an anomaly in the eyes of experts like Mobarak.
Market Movements and Investor Sentiment
Recent market movements have seen XRP experiencing fluctuations. After turning down from $0.74 earlier this month, it broke below the immediate support level of $0.67 by November 9.
This shift indicates that investors who had previously bought XRP at lower prices might be selling off to secure profits. However, the rising 20-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $0.60 and the Relative Strength Index (RSI) in the positive territory suggest that the bulls, or buyers, still hold some advantage.
Should XRP bounce back from the 20-day EMA, it could signal an ongoing bullish sentiment, with investors seeing any dips as opportunities to buy. This scenario could set XRP on a path to break the $0.78 resistance and climb to higher price points like $0.90 or even $1.1.
Conversely, a fall below the 20-day EMA might weaken the bullish momentum, possibly leading to further corrections to the next support level at $0.55. XRP was worth $0.67 at the time of writing.
In any case, traders remain cautious as an overbought RSI could lead to a temporary pullback. The current steady climb in XRP’s price could continue, significantly as Ripple, the company behind XRP, expands its cross-border payment solutions, potentially enhancing XRP’s inherent value.