I do not believe that this trend will continue till January 8th. We should not forget what we are buying... we are all simply speculating here, including myself, and many will get hurt! Instead I believe in bitcoin due to its true decentralization and I soon the lighting network will be up and running! Don't forget why ripple has been created and how it works!
Beware, some exchanges are experiencing problems and it is impossible to close any transaction. I have been able to short after trying to set my transaction at least 20 times. I think we will see some blood soon. Good luck!