The crypto market appears relatively stagnant to start the week, Ripple-affiliated XRP is catching attention with signs of bullish momentum, according to a tweet by market analytics firm Santiment.
The firm suggests that XRP is showing "a slight bullish sign due to mild trader capitulation." In simpler terms, a number of traders are selling their XRP, potentially at a loss, causing a drop in prices that historically precedes a rise in value. This phenomenon known as "capitulation" often precedes market bottoms, which then sets the stage for a price surge.The tweet further explained this behavior stating that "historically, coins moving at a greater ratio at a loss compared to profit have a higher likelihood of rising in value."
This sentiment is based on a classic trading strategy where a major sell-off can often lead to a price increase. When a significant portion of investors capitulate, or sell their positions in anticipation of a downturn, this increased supply can drive the price down temporarily. But once the sell-off ends, the reduced selling pressure can allow the price to increase.
In the broader cryptocurrency market, data from CoinGecko shows a relatively flat performance. Bitcoin (BTC), the leading cryptocurrency, is trading at around $30,303 with a 7-day increase of 12.5%. Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency, is valued at $1,867.41 with a 7-day increase of 7.9%. XRP, despite showing a 7-day decrease of 2.0%, has been identified by Santiment as showing potential for a value increase.