Upcoming Swell conference and its surrounding buzz probably fueling the price and action. I would have close stops on any long position still open after the conference is complete (runs Oct 16-18). If the news is more hype than substance, price could decrease quickly. Upcoming BTCGold and 2x fork bitcoin uncertainty also cloud the picture for XRP, though it obviously has done well compared to the vast majority of altcoins over the past week.
Point of interest: I saw a bear div on the 4H chart as well, but it was more subtle - it displays better on the 60M chart.
Disclaimer: I do own some Ripple; it comprises <5% of my crypto holdings.
Great that you didn't let youself be pulled in by the hype. I got a LT position from way way back (before 2017), so not worth making possible mistakes on short term moves, but I do try to play around with a tiny amount on the smaller movements, and I did buy some more on the correction yesterday (under 5k sat).
Do you think it's likely we'll retest the crash low around 23/5k sat?
I'll certainly be paying attention to your analysis.