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The first half is finally over, but the pain is certainly here to stay. Economic data looks bad, employment softens, and inflation is up. The S&P500 closed the first half in the bear market, having lost more than 20% since the beginning of the year, while Nasdaq, which is more sensitive to the Fed policy and to the rising interest rates, closed the first half more than 30% down.

Did Gold Withstand Volatility On Markets?

Gold did a good job as a hedge to turmoiled markets, but the rising US yields increase the opportunity cost of holding the non-interest-bearing gold certainly limited the upside potential of the precious metal.

DAX Lost 20%, FTSE Decreased By "Only" 4%

Bitcoin proved to be an imperfect hedge against both inflation and the falling markets, while the DAX is down by more than 20%, and the FTSE, which benefited from surging oil and commodity prices, could lose its advance. Funnily, Chinese stocks diverged positively in the latest quarter, to catch up the losses for the

Bitcoin’s bullish time cycle alignment

Bitcoin’s bullish time cycle alignment

Korbinian Koller Korbinian Koller 22.12.2021 09:32
Typically, various time frames perform better or worse for a trader at different times due to cycle overlaps. Having multiple trades on simultaneously from different time frames is typically an excellent hedge. This way, one can catch the specific trading instruments’ various shorter and longer-term trends. BTC in US-Dollar, Quarterly Chart, patience pays: Bitcoin in US-Dollar, quarterly chart as of December 21st, 2021. Typical mistakes are either an early entry or a chased trade and getting out too early of a steady trend. These behaviors have to do with pleasure-seeking and pain avoidance motivation. With the chart above in mind, most pass if presented with an opportunity where rewards are paid out in ten years. Wealth preservation, which we are after, should have nothing else in mind—long-term protection with a low-risk profile and a solid performance. The chart presented above is our most conservative view of the future for bitcoin, both in price and time. Meaning, it would come as no surprise to us if much higher price levels are achieved in a much shorter period of time. Yet, we tend to estimate typically very conservative to keep emotions like greed in check. BTC in US-Dollar, Weekly Chart, Bitcoin’s bullish time cycle alignment: Bitcoin in US-Dollar, weekly chart as of December 21st, 2021. The percentage gain numbers of the previous chart assume the worst possible purchase price, which is an all-time high. If we purchase bitcoin right now or prices below recent trading prices, these numbers already drastically change. Meaning, while our pain-avoiding emotional motivators direct us in declining markets to sell, it is principle-based if you have statistically high probability models over the long term to instead think about purchasing bitcoin. As indicated in the weekly chart above, we see a window of opportunity for entries based on our quarterly chart exit time horizon. Scenario A, the more aggressive position-taking, is in a process already at the release of this chart book. Nevertheless, there is a probability that prices could decline as far as US$40,000, and low-risk entry spots within the price decline to such lower levels would be as a scenario B welcome just as well. Should prices penetrate below the US$40,000 level, a regrouping would be required before new entries could be discussed. BTC in US-Dollar, Daily Chart, Position building in motion: Bitcoin in US-Dollar, daily chart as of December 21st, 2021. Assuming entries here in our entry zone between US$47,000 and US$40,000 and exits in our first chart of this chart book, a bitcoin investment next to be an insurance play against troubled fiat currencies could provide a profit near a thousand percent. The daily chart above has marked days and entry prices of three trades we posted live in our free Telegram channel in the last five days. We took partial profits based on our quad exit strategy within hours of entry. Consequently, eliminating the original stop risk of less than a percent to zero risk. With a risk-reward ratio of 1:1000, we find it reasonable to sit through a few years with the remainder position size for sizeable rewards. Bitcoin’s bullish time cycle alignment: Some of the worst mistakes in history were made based on the shortsightedness not to think long term. As creative and inventive a species, we cannot help but follow emotions that often do not have our own best interest in mind. One such emotion is instant gratification. It seems almost a burden to wait for being rewarded patiently. Yet, it is this discipline one needs to be a successful trader. First, you need the patience to not always be too early with one’s entry in a trade not to catch a falling knife. Then you require the patience not to chase a trade if you missed it.  Instead, wait for a later chance to get another low-risk entry spot or to pass up on the trade altogether. And foremost, once finding yourself in a good trade, it is imperative to sit on your hands and let the trade mature to full profits. The higher the time frame of your play is, the harder this test of your patience becomes.Remedies are good planning, consistent reviewing of a plan, rigorously following it, and employing an exit strategy suitable to your psychology (see our quad exit strategy). Feel free to join us in our free Telegram channel for daily real time data and a great community. If you like to get regular updates on our gold model, precious metals and cryptocurrencies you can subscribe to our free newsletter. This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, and readers should conduct their own research when making a decision. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. They do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Midas Touch Consulting. By Korbinian Koller|December 21st, 2021|Tags: Bitcoin, Bitcoin bounce, Bitcoin bullish, bitcoin consolidation, crypto analysis, Crypto Bull, crypto chartbook, DeFi, low risk, quad exit, technical analysis, trading education|0 Comments About the Author: Korbinian Koller Outstanding abstract reasoning ability and ability to think creatively and originally has led over the last 25 years to extract new principles and a unique way to view the markets resulting in a multitude of various time frame systems, generating high hit rates and outstanding risk reward ratios. Over 20 years of coaching traders with heart & passion, assessing complex situations, troubleshoot and solve problems principle based has led to experience and a professional history of success. Skilled natural teacher and exceptional developer of talent. Avid learner guided by a plan with ability to suppress ego and empower students to share ideas and best practices and to apply principle-based technical/conceptual knowledge to maximize efficiency. 25+ year execution experience (50.000+ trades executed) Trading multiple personal accounts (long and short-and combinations of the two). Amazing market feel complementing mechanical systems discipline for precise and extreme low risk entries while objectively seeing the whole picture. Ability to notice and separate emotional responses from the decision-making process and to stand outside oneself and one’s concerns about images in order to function in terms of larger objectives. Developed exit strategies that compensate both for maximizing profits and psychological ease to allow for continuous flow throughout the whole trading day. In depth knowledge of money management strategies with the experience of multiple 6 sigma events in various markets (futures, stocks, commodities, currencies, bonds) embedded in extreme low risk statistical probability models with smooth equity curves and extensive risk management as well as extensive disaster risk allow for my natural capacity for risk-taking.
Bitcoin and ether defend significant levels

Bitcoin and ether defend significant levels

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 22.12.2021 09:18
The cryptocurrency market has gained another 1.8% over the past 24 hours, bringing its total capitalisation to $2.28 trillion. The index has been choking on growth for the past three weeks at the $2.3 mark, so further rise promises to strengthen the bullish case, at least in the short term. The cryptocurrency fear and greed index has jumped to 45. This is a fear territory, but very close to neutral territory. Judging by the continued demand for risky assets in traditional markets and the positive performance of cryptocurrencies as of this morning, this index could well continue to rise at the end of the day. Bitcoin is trading near $49,000, returning to the highs of the last week and a half, adding 1.3% in 24 hours and 2.3% over seven days. Technically, the first cryptocurrency managed to close noticeably above its simple 200-day moving average, which could spur demand from those buyers who were waiting for the battle for that important level to unfold. The price of Ether is above $4K, which is also a positive signal for the entire crypto market. The situation looks like Ether staying above $4K and Bitcoin staying above the 200-day average is fuelling buying among smaller altcoins. Keeping key currencies above psychological marks fuels hopes that the market has not switched to bearish mode. On the other hand, we remain wary of the crypto market outlook, noting that Bitcoin and Ether look like clinging to meaningful levels. The bearish scenario can only be cancelled if growth develops from current levels.
January 18th, 2022, Crypto Chartbook

January 18th, 2022, Crypto Chartbook

Korbinian Koller Korbinian Koller 19.01.2022 15:22
Bitcoin´s New Year’s resolution BTC in US-Dollar, Quarterly Chart, trending up: Bitcoin in US-Dollar, quarterly chart as of January 18th, 2022. Where often the rubber meets the road is accountability. Yes, you technically could trade off a screen the size of your phone and do so in your underwear from home. That doesn’t mean this will lead to profits. More likely, success will come if you tell your spouse that you will only trade for real money once a significant sample size of paper trading shows consistent returns on your well-defined statistical edge. Holding yourself accountable to a person close to you is critical. This way, you won’t slack on facing your shortcomings. There is a thin line between gambling and being a victim of nourishing scarcity emotions and having a well-defined trading system executed with discipline to extract profits from the markets over larger sample sizes consistently. The quarterly chart above shows how bitcoin has been trending up over the last five years. As much as last year’s final quarter was profit-taking after all-time new highs, the price seems to stabilize near the regression channel midline (blue line), which typically acts as support. We find these accentuated retracements typical for bitcoin and are looking for a possible turning point towards a new leg up in the larger time frames. BTC in US-Dollar, Weekly Chart, Bitcoins New Year’s resolution: Bitcoin in US-Dollar, weekly chart as of January 18th, 2022. Patience should be a key element in any such system. Patience to wait for the good trades that have the potential to provide upside moves three to five times greater than the necessary risk taken to try out the trade. What also needs to be thoroughly checked is not to be underfunded and that there is no pressure to make a living off trading right away. If these rules are undervalued, ruin is typical since trading psychology has particular requirements to execute a profitable methodology appropriately. Therefore, this includes that the money at stake lost cannot influence a drastic change in living. When undertaking a venture like this, it is advisable to not increase pressure by spreading the word to friends and colleagues since typical learning curve time frames are somewhere between 3 to 7 years, and the additional stress to defend one’s venture is not helpful. This behavior also supports the necessary feature later as a trader to be highly flexible in changing one’s mind about the market’s price direction. Something outsiders might find foolish. Now zooming into a lower time frame, the weekly chart shows a similar picture of opportunity. Prices are trading at the mean. A mathematical “neutral zone.” As the white ellipse in the past shows, for bitcoin, this is a support zone of prices where bitcoin turned after a temporary sideways trading period. Similar trading behavior is unfolding right now, supporting our bullish tone. BTC in US-Dollar, Daily Chart, possible entry zone: Bitcoin in US-Dollar, daily chart as of January 18th, 2022. If you are already a consistently winning trader, setting the tally to zero at the beginning of the year like this can be very helpful. You start fresh. Consequently, you trade a bit smaller and are very focused and diligent in building a new winnings nest egg that provides for free market play at the beginning of the year. Starting the beginning of the new year supports confidence that no matter what might be faced, if somewhere an exchange is open, you can make a living even after hardships and, as such, refreshes the confidence needed for proper execution throughout the year. Not resting on one’s laurels this way keeps trading exciting and the moral up to par towards the required skill set. The above daily chart tries to identify low-risk entry zones with our typical top-down approach, now zooming even closer. We aim further to stack the odds for a possible low-risk entry spot.After four swing legs down, prices are trading in a congestion zone (green square). We find this an area worthwhile to be on the lookout for a possible low-risk entry. This daily time frame entry could mature to a higher time frame turning point. Our quad exit strategy can capture profits for a more significant developing trend. Bitcoins New Year’s resolution: Trading needs to be treated like a business. A high percentage of businesses fail due to a lack of a business plan. In trading, a clear set of rules is even more critical due to the counterintuitive nature of the markets. In short, one can’t shoot from the hip in this profession. You get nowhere with your gut feeling. The biggest obstacle in trading is that traders underestimate how long it takes before success settles in. Consequently, backup plans are an excellent way to extend one’s learning curve. We also find a great way to overcome obstacles and accept when things go wrong consistently that a new rule is possibly missing.  The business of trading has many components, and as such, it is helpful to seek the outside counsel of a professional when needed. You find good support through the learning process in our free telegram channel within a community of professionals and newbies alike who provide answers to your questions. Feel free to join us in our free Telegram channel for daily real time data and a great community. If you like to get regular updates on precious metals and cryptocurrencies, you can also subscribe to our free newsletter. Disclosure: This article and the content are for informational purposes only and do not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, and readers should conduct their own research when making a decision. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. They do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Midas Touch Consulting. By Korbinian Koller|January 18th, 2022|Tags: Bitcoin, Bitcoin bounce, Bitcoin bullish, bitcoin consolidation, crypto analysis, Crypto Bull, crypto chartbook, DeFi, low risk, quad exit, technical analysis, trading education|0 Comments About the Author: Korbinian Koller Outstanding abstract reasoning ability and ability to think creatively and originally has led over the last 25 years to extract new principles and a unique way to view the markets resulting in a multitude of various time frame systems, generating high hit rates and outstanding risk reward ratios. Over 20 years of coaching traders with heart & passion, assessing complex situations, troubleshoot and solve problems principle based has led to experience and a professional history of success. Skilled natural teacher and exceptional developer of talent. Avid learner guided by a plan with ability to suppress ego and empower students to share ideas and best practices and to apply principle-based technical/conceptual knowledge to maximize efficiency. 25+ year execution experience (50.000+ trades executed) Trading multiple personal accounts (long and short-and combinations of the two). Amazing market feel complementing mechanical systems discipline for precise and extreme low risk entries while objectively seeing the whole picture. Ability to notice and separate emotional responses from the decision-making process and to stand outside oneself and one’s concerns about images in order to function in terms of larger objectives. Developed exit strategies that compensate both for maximizing profits and psychological ease to allow for continuous flow throughout the whole trading day. In depth knowledge of money management strategies with the experience of multiple 6 sigma events in various markets (futures, stocks, commodities, currencies, bonds) embedded in extreme low risk statistical probability models with smooth equity curves and extensive risk management as well as extensive disaster risk allow for my natural capacity for risk-taking.
NASDAQ: NFLX Stock Price Decreased, Crypto Market Changed

NASDAQ: NFLX Stock Price Decreased, Crypto Market Changed

Walid Koudmani Walid Koudmani 21.01.2022 12:35
Yesterday’s Q4 earnings report from Netflix was seen as a major disappointment with forecasts pointing to weaker subscriber growth amid rising competition, particularly when compared to the first part of 2021. While the company referred to increased competition as a major cause of this uncertainty, rising prices of plans may also be deterring some customers who now have access to a wide range of streaming services including Disney+ and HBO Max. The company’s stock dropped around 20% in after hours trading and could be set to begin today's trading in the $400 area - the lowest level since May 2020. Despite there being a general risk-off mood in markets, which has seen many other stocks also retreat, it remains to be seen if Netflix will manage to rebound or if it will continue heading lower. Crypto markets tank as risk-off moods dominate While it may appear that the crypto market has taken a big hit today, with the majority of top 100 coins down by around 10%, it is important to note that the general sentiment across markets is quite negative when relating to risk assets. This is in part due to the increasing prospects of fiscal and monetary policy changes from central banks, in particular the FED, which would remove a significant amount of liquidity from the market and that ultimately could lead to a significant fund reallocation. Furthermore, while we have seen major cryptos like Ethereum and Bitcoin drop below key levels like $3000 and $40,000, and reach the lowest level in several months they are both testing key support areas which previously preceded significant upward moves. While the global situation may be slightly different, it is worth keeping in mind that recent negative performance is not limited to the cryptocurrency market but is being seen across many different types of asset classes, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale. UK Retails sales decline and worry investors The 3,7% decline in retail sales illustrated by today’s report continues to indicate rising prices and economic uncertainty as some of the key reasons for the slowing down of sales. Despite Non-food stores sales falling noticeably in December, food store sales managed to only drop by 1% and retail sales as a whole were able to remain above pre pandemic levels. As the situation grows more uncertain and as inflation continues to be a key factor, it remains unclear whether central banks and governments will decide to take action or if they will wait and see if things improve naturally.
Can We Call It A Crypto Crash? Bitcoin Below $40k And Ether Below $3k

Can We Call It A Crypto Crash? Bitcoin Below $40k And Ether Below $3k

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 21.01.2022 09:44
The crypto market capitalisation fell to 1.83 trillion, losing 7.3% in the past 24 hours. As we had feared, the selloff was triggered by sharply negative sentiment in US equity markets and intensified by the breakdown of critical support levels. Bitcoin retreated to the $38.8K area. The amplitude of the decline from the peak at the start of the regular session in New York to the bottom at the opening of Asia exceeds 12%. Sellers have proven unbreakable (so far) the upper boundary of the downward price channel that has dominated bitcoin since mid-November. Another worrying fact is that Bitcoin's share has risen to 40.2% of the crypto's total cap. The implication is that investors are breaking out of altcoins even more sharply, as they are less confident in the ability of smaller coins to withstand the titans' fall. Without a sharp intraday reversal (chances for this are minimal), we can confidently expect an acceleration of long position liquidation in Bitcoin and further drawdowns. There is nowhere to look for support until the $30-33K area on the chart. Ether has given up support at $3K, quickly pulling back into the consolidation area of late September, ending up near $2.85K. The intensification of the selloff makes $2K the target of the initial downside wave. Earlier in 2021, the area of 30K for Bitcoin and near 2K for Ether was the bottom of a deep correction. This then attracted buyers, and the total market managed to rewrite highs. In that drawdown, the total capitalisation of cryptocurrencies was down to $1.2 trillion. If the first two cryptocurrencies were targeting lows last summer, it is logical to expect the entire market to return to the lows of that time. But then the external backdrop was highly favourable, as the US market was returning to growth with drawdowns in the 5% range, having already crossed that barrier earlier last year. The continued negative backdrop in equities sets up a deeper pullback in crypto. The crypto market's capitalisation could potentially shrink by half to the $830-900bn area before we see a new wave of long-term buyer inflows. For Bitcoin, this suggests the potential for a drop to 20k.
Bitcoin – Massive Support

Paying In Crypto On (AMZN) Amazon!? CEO Speaks His Mind! Bitcoin (BTC) And Ether (ETH) Have Gone Down Over Last 24 Hours!

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 15.04.2022 08:33
Bitcoin was down 3.4% on Thursday, ending the day near $39.9K, although it managed to bounce back above $40.1K by Friday morning, cutting the intraday decline to 2.8%. Ethereum has lost 2.5% in the last 24 hours, and other leading altcoins from the top ten are predominantly declining, from -1% (BNB) to -7.3% (Terra). The exception was XRP, which added 5.4% during this time. BTC can develop a reversalAccording to CoinMarketCap, the total capitalization of the crypto market decreased by 2.8% per day, to $1.87 trillion. The Bitcoin dominance index fell by 0.3% to 40.7%. By Friday, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index returned to the extreme fear territory, losing 6 points to 22. US stocks failed to build on the offensive, losing all of the previous day's gains, leading to a stronger selloff for bitcoin compared to alternative cryptocurrencies. From the technical side, Bitcoin is trading near the support level, which runs through the lows of January, February and March. A formal signal to break the support will be considered a failure under the previous lows in the $38K area. The ability to develop a reversal to the offensive from these levels, on the contrary, will reinforce the importance of this moderate uptrend line. Crypto newsThe head of Ripple noted that the court with the SEC is going “much better than expected,” which provoked a wave of XRP growth, allowing the coin to resist gravity. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said that the largest asset management company continues to study the cryptocurrency sector. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said that the company has no plans to introduce payments in cryptocurrency in the near future, although it is exploring the possibilities of digital assets. At the same time, he looks to the future of cryptocurrencies and NFTs with interest and optimism. The Bank of Canada is exploring scenarios for the coexistence of digital and fiat currencies, the first regulator to decide to use quantum computing for this study. Bank of Japan chief executive Shinichi Uchida said the upcoming digital yen will not be used to achieve a negative interest rate. The second stage of the launch of the digital yen started on March 24th this year.
A data-heavy end to the week

(BTC/USD) Bitcoin Price Prediction 2022 - Weekly Forecast: What are the odds for a 2022 bull run

FXStreet News FXStreet News 15.04.2022 16:22
Bitcoin price shows signs of a strong rebound as it hovers around the $40,000 level. On-chain metrics are hinting at a massive bullish outlook from a long-term perspective. For the short-to-mid term scenario, BTC is likely to trigger a run-up to $50,000. Bitcoin price is positioned at a level that is likely to result in a quick run-up to key levels. The on-chain metrics are also suggesting the possibility of a spike in buying pressure that could trigger a full-blown bull run if certain hurdles are overcome. Bitcoin price and bullish technicals Bitcoin price has crashed 17% since April 4 and is currently bouncing off the 200 three-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $39,506. This downswing was a major bearish event as BTC dropped below the bullish crossover between the 50-day and 100-day SMAs. The Bitcoin price action from January 22 to March 15 has set up three higher highs and two higher lows, which when connected using trend lines, results in an ascending parallel channel formation. As seen, the swing lows have breached the 200 three-day SMAs, and the bodies of these candlesticks have closed above them. Therefore, investors can expect a minor downswing with a quick recovery before making a U-turn. "This move will take a massive surge in buying pressure to manifest" A bounce off the 200 three-day SMA is likely to trigger a full-blown reversal that will push BTC to overcome the 50-day, 100-day SMAs and tag the yearly open at $46,198. This move will take a massive surge in buying pressure to manifest. Hence, the upside for BTC could be capped at the yearly open but in some cases, the big crypto could retest the 200-day SMA at $48,169. BTC/USDT 1-day chart While technicals might be suggesting only a minor uptrend for Bitcoin price, on-chain metrics are indicating a far brighter future. Two of the most overly bullish indices are - supply on exchanges and net exchange position change. The total number of BTC held on exchanges has dropped to 1.91 million The first indicator tracks the number of BTC held on centralized entities and can serve as a guestimation of the selling pressure if things go wrong. Typically, a spike in this metric often leads to a sell-off. However, for Bitcoin, this indicator has been on a downtrend since March 2020. The total number of BTC held on exchanges has dropped to 1.91 million, a level last seen on December 6, 2018, indicating that the investors are confident in the performance of Bitcoin price. BTC supply on exchanges Further building on the bullishness is the exchange net position change indicator, which tracks the 30-day change in Bitcoins held on exchange wallets. Since March 2022, nearly 100,000 BTC have left exchanges. Moreover, such an extent of outflow was only witnessed five times in the decade-long history of BTC. All of this indicates that investors are betting on better performance of the big crypto over a longer timeframe. BTC exchange net position change Revealing a similar bullish outlook for Bitcoin price is the supply distribution by the balance of addresses. This index shows that there has been a net increase in whales holding between 100,000 and 1,000,000 BTC from 2.93% in December 2021 to 3.47% as of this writing. This uptick in accumulation is the most apparent indicator suggesting the intent of institutional investors. BTC supply distribution chart A popular on-chain analyst with the screen name ‘TechDev’ tweeted that the market has been in a year-long retracement and that an impulsive is likely. He explains that major buy signals are popping up on different fronts. The first and the most obvious indication is the bullish flip and retest of the 100-day Moving Average (MA). Interestingly, a similar setup was seen before the start of the 2017 bull rally, adding weight to the recent signal. Lastly, the dollar index (DXY) is also approaching a local top Moreover, the altcoin market cap has also moved above the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) ribbon and is currently retesting it. Again, a similar setup was seen in 2017, before altcoins saw a massive rally. Lastly, the dollar index (DXY) is also approaching a local top, which was a familiar structure seen before the start of the 2017 run-up. Combined with the hands-on approach of the Federal Reserve in hiking the interest rates, there is bound to be a retracement in DXY, which will pave the way for capital rotation into hard assets like Bitcoin. TechDev’s case for a bull run Therefore, investors need to be aware of the sell-stops present below the $30,000 level as BTC might crash lower to sweep this liquidity All in all, Bitcoin price seems to be positioned perfectly to kick-start a massive bull rally and on-chain indicators are actively supporting this outlook. However, a daily candlestick close below the $34,752 support level will make sure that BTC will continue heading lower. Such a development could trigger a crash to look for stable support levels. Therefore, investors need to be aware of the sell-stops present below the $30,000 level as BTC might crash lower to sweep this liquidity before triggering a 2022 bull rally.
(BTC) Bitcoin - "Entertainment For Losers"? Crypto Prices: (BTC/USD) Bitcoin Has Soared And Hit Ca. $41K! Terra (LUNA) Gone Up By 18%, Dogecoin (DOGE) Increased By 3.5%, Ethereum (ETH) Jumped

(BTC) Bitcoin - "Entertainment For Losers"? Crypto Prices: (BTC/USD) Bitcoin Has Soared And Hit Ca. $41K! Terra (LUNA) Gone Up By 18%, Dogecoin (DOGE) Increased By 3.5%, Ethereum (ETH) Jumped

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 19.04.2022 08:42
Bitcoin returned to growth territory with a powerful surge at Monday's close, above the all-important $40K key level. A desperate attempt to hold on to the uptrend line from January resulted in a temporary success. Bitcoin's dominance index added 0.3 p.p. to 41.0% Over the past 24 hours, we have seen a 5% jump to $40.8K. Ethereum adds 4.5% in 24 hours, trading above $3040. Other leading altcoins from the top ten are adding between 3.5% (Dogecoin) and 18% (Terra). Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 4.6% overnight to $1.89 trillion. Bitcoin's dominance index added 0.3 p.p. to 41.0%.The cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index declined Tuesday, adding 3 points to 27 and moving into "fear" territory.   Read next: (UKOIL) Brent Crude Oil Spikes to Highest Price For April, (NGAS) Natural Gas Hitting Pre-2008 Prices, Cotton Planting Has Begun   Yesterday, the formal trigger for bitcoin buying was reverting US stock indices in the New York trading session to the upside. However, what is striking is that cryptocurrencies were many times more optimistic about this change in trend, suggesting demand has been waiting to surge into the market. Also noteworthy is the increased amplitude of growth in the hottest cryptocurrencies (Solana, Terra, Avalanche), gaining more than bitcoin. The buying wave has not yet spread to the entire market, evidenced by bitcoin's rising share.   For you: Forex Rates: British Pound (GBP) Strengthening? Weak (EUR) Euro? GBP, NZD And AUD Supported By Monetary Policy?   Cryptocurrencies are a system of communicating vessels on several levels. Bitcoin fills the demand first, followed by the first round of popular coins, followed by a wave of buying of smaller projects. The further away from the centre, the lower the liquidity, but the higher the sensitivity to sentiment. NTFs in this scheme are illiquid, where demand has not yet reached. "Entertainment for losers" The NFT market is about to burst because of rising interest rates, believes Nassim Taleb, American economist and author of Black Swan. Previously, he has been critical of bitcoin, calling it "entertainment for losers".According to Blockchain.com, fees on the bitcoin network have fallen to their lowest since June 2020. The average transaction processing fee now costs a user just over $1.The number of Lightning Network users has grown 800 times in a year, to 80 million, Arcane Research estimated. Lightning is designed to solve the problem of reducing high transaction fees. 
Weekly Crypto Market Analysis With Geco.one - 19.04.2022

Weekly Crypto Market Analysis With Geco.one - 19.04.2022

Geco One Geco One 19.04.2022 14:58
Bitcoin has fallen by over $ 9,500 in recent days by nearly 20%. Such a significant depreciation made the quotations of the oldest virtual currency drop below several significant support lines, the last two of which are the horizontal level of $ 42,200 and the upward trend line slightly below. Thanks to Monday's rebound of BTC, we are witnessing a re-test of the previously broken upward trend line, the lower boundary of the upward wedge formation, which we have already mentioned several times in the last weeks. The emergence of a more significant supply response here could signal a potential rejection of the track currently being tested, which would indicate a potential for further declines towards $ 37,000 or even below $ 35,000. Article on Crypto: Altcoins Showing Promising Growth - Take a Look at Solana (SOL), POLKADOT (DOT) and SHIBA INU (SHIB-USD)| FXMAG.COM The current situation on the Ethereum quotes is also very interesting. The exchange rate of this cryptocurrency has recently dropped by nearly $ 700, which was almost 20%. This depreciation pushed the ETH back to around $ 3,000, one of the most recent resistance levels. It is noteworthy that for several days this market has been moving in a horizontal trend between $ 2,980 and $ 3,150. The fact that systems of this type are usually corrective formations may be of significant importance here, which in practice means that the quotes more often break out of them in the direction consistent with the previous move. If this were also the case, the ETH price would drop below $ 2,980, which in turn would threaten its further depreciation towards the upward trend line below $ 2,800. The following levels of support are located in the vicinity of where a greater demand response could appear, which could initiate another upward movement The current situation on Solana's trading is also very similar. The exchange rate of this cryptocurrency has recently dropped by over 34%, thus returning below the level of $ 105.50. For several days the market has been consolidating slightly below the defeated support (now resistance). If only this zone is rejected, we would expect the sell-off to continue, which could return SOL to around $ 88 or down further to $ 79. The following levels of support are located in the vicinity of where a greater demand response could appear, which could initiate another upward movement. Article on Crypto: Binance Academy: Immutable X Token (IMX) - What Is It? IMX Explained. How To Buy IMX?| FXMAG.COM Looking at the Avalanche quotes, we notice that the price of this cryptocurrency has dropped by more than 30% at the same time. The sell-off stopped only near the upward trend line, where there was a demand reaction on Monday. However, there are many indications that even if this support were rejected, the AVAX rate would only increase around the previously defeated support (now resistance) of $ 83. Therefore, the potential for short-term increases seems to be very limited. It is noteworthy in this case that the price of this cryptocurrency was between the horizontal resistance and the upward trend line, which is key support. These two constraints form an ascending right triangle. From a purely technical point of view, it is technically neutral, which means that the market can break both up and down, and only the direction of the break will signal a future trend. Read next: (UKOIL) Brent Crude Oil Spikes to Highest Price For April, (NGAS) Natural Gas Hitting Pre-2008 Prices, Cotton Planting Has Begun A breakout over the top could open the door to further gains as high as $ 100. On the other hand, a drop below the upward trend line would indicate a potential for further depreciation to the $ 54 region. *Subtitles for the YouTube video are available in all languages
Bitcoin – Massive Support

Swapping Visa And Mastercard For Solana (SOL)!? Crypto Revolution? Bitcoin (BTC) Has Jumped Again, Ether (ETH) Heading To $5000! Ripple (XRP) Almost 1% Down

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 20.04.2022 08:31
Bitcoin rose 1.4% on Tuesday, ending the day around $41,300 and remaining near that mark on Wednesday morning. Ethereum added 1.3% to $3080 in the last 24 hours, XRP corrected 0.9% to 0.766, and other top ten altcoins gained 0.7% (BNB) to 4.9% (Terra). Bitcoin on Tuesday tested 8-day highs above $41,700 on the back of rising US stock indices, which strengthened for a second straight day Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 1.3% overnight to $1.92 trillion. Bitcoin's dominance index was little changed, remaining at 41.0%. By Wednesday, the Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index remained at 27 points (fear). Bitcoin on Tuesday tested 8-day highs above $41,700 on the back of rising US stock indices, which strengthened for a second straight day. Article on Crypto: Altcoins Showing Promising Growth - Take a Look at Solana (SOL), POLKADOT (DOT) and SHIBA INU (SHIB-USD)| FXMAG.COM Correlation between BTC and the Nasdaq Composite Index has been highest since July 2020 Terra (LUNA) gained 5.5 per cent as Terra USD (UST) moved up to third place in terms of capitalisation among stablecoins. Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital and Virgin Galactic, said Solana (SOL) could capture market share in traditional financial services by challenging Visa and Mastercard. SOL is up 4.6%. The creators of the largest anonymous cryptocurrency, Monero, have confirmed that a 15th network hardfork is set for July 16. "It is better not to spend BTC but invest in it long-term" Jack Mallers, CEO of payment service Strike, said that bitcoin as a payment method is superior to all other systems. Nevertheless, it is better not to spend BTC but invest in it long-term. The US Secret Service's Office of Investigations (USSS) has disclosed that since 2015 the service has seized more than $102 million in digital assets from criminals. Read next: (UKOIL) Brent Crude Oil Spikes to Highest Price For April, (NGAS) Natural Gas Hitting Pre-2008 Prices, Cotton Planting Has Begun The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) believes that nearly half of the world's countries are not complying with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML) regulations. FATF has pledged to monitor member countries, including the US, China and the European Union.
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How To Hedge Against Inflation? Crypto? Is Bitcoin (BTC) The Answer?

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 20.04.2022 21:46
Last year alone, the number of investors in the cryptocurrency market may have increased by nearly 70 percent. - This is according to the "2022 Global State of Crypto Report" published by Gemini Exchange. The report was created after surveying 29,293 adults in 20 countries. The age of the respondents ranged from 18-75, and the survey was limited to those earning more than $14,000 per year. The report helps understand the global adoption of cryptocurrencies among retail investors. It shows that 41 percent of those surveyed made their first investment in cryptocurrencies in the past year, and overall, the total number of investors has increased by about 70 percent in 2021 alone. Key excerpts from the report: More than half of cryptocurrency owners in Brazil (51 percent), Hong Kong (51 percent) and India (54 percent) started in 2021. Among high-income respondents in developed countries, cryptocurrency ownership is trending upward, with 40 percent or more in the United Kingdom, Germany and France reporting cryptocurrency ownership. Regulation is causing concern around the world. Among those who do not own cryptocurrencies, 39 percent in Asia Pacific, 37 percent in Latin America and 36 percent in Europe say there is regulatory uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrencies. Inflation drives adoption Another important finding is that inflation appears to be a key driver of investor adoption. One reason to pay attention to the Gemini survey is that it asked questions about inflation. The report highlights that countries that have recently experienced hyperinflation tend to agree with the statement "cryptocurrencies are the future of money." Respondents from countries that experienced a 50 percent or higher devaluation of their currency against the U.S. dollar over the past 10 years were more than 5 times more likely to say they plan to purchase cryptocurrencies in the coming year than respondents from countries that experienced currency devaluations of less than 50 percent, including South Africa, Mexico, India and Brazil. In the latter country, where the local currency has been devalued by more than 200 percent against the U.S. dollar, 41 percent of respondents own cryptocurrencies. In the U.S., 40 percent of cryptocurrency holders see them as a hedge against inflation. If inflation continues to be an issue around the world, it seems likely that this trend could increase In general, the higher a country's inflation rate, the higher the adoption rate of cryptocurrencies can be. If inflation continues to be an issue around the world, it seems likely that this trend could increase. Daniel Kostecki, Director of the Polish branch of Conotoxia Ltd. (Forex service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Looking For The Best Crypto Exchange? Where To Buy Bitcoin? Gate.io Becomes The Second Largest Crypto Exchange By Trading Volume

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Gate.io, one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has become the second largest crypto exchange by trading volume according to data from CoinGecko, securing its spot as one of the leading exchanges worldwide GateChain, its native blockchain ecosystem and Gate Ventures, its venture capital investment division Founded in 2013, Gate.io has become one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges with a wide range of products including Startup, which allows users to invest in projects early on; NFT Magic Box, which allows the creation and trading of NFTs; GateChain, its native blockchain ecosystem and Gate Ventures, its venture capital investment division. Related article: Japanese Yen (JPY) Weakens Against The Dollar, USD/CAD Stable And The Inevitable Strengthening Of The USD, IMF/World Bank Events Platform surpassing 10 million users in early 2022 Gate.io’s wide range of products and services have led to a rise in the platform’s popularity, with the platform surpassing 10 million users in early 2022, pushing it to become the second largest crypto exchange in the world based on daily trading volume according to data from CoinGecko. The company offers over 1,400 tradable cryptocurrencies on its spot market “This is another remarkable milestone for us at Gate.io as we approach our 9th birthday. Our unwavering commitment to providing our users with a safe and secure platform with a comprehensive suite of products and services remains the key to our exponential growth over the last couple of years, and we have no plans on slowing down,” said Marie Tatibouet, Chief Marketing Officer at Gate.io Related article: Monetary Policy Drives EUR/USD, The Future of the EUR/GBP Awaits the Bank Of England's Speech - Good Morning Forex| FXMAG.COM The company offers over 1,400 tradable cryptocurrencies on its spot market, which has seen daily trading volume surpass $3 billion, securing its spot as the second largest exchange in the world. Gate.io has over 10 million users worldwide and prides itself on having the widest variety of tradable assets of any leading exchange. About Gate.io Established in 2013,  Gate.io is one of the oldest, leading cryptocurrency exchanges. Gate.io offers most of the leading digital assets and has over 10 million registered users across the world. It is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges based on liquidity and trading volume on CoinGecko, and has been verified by the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI). Additionally, Gate.io has been given a rating of 4.5 by Forbes Advisor, making it one of the Best Crypto Exchanges for 2021. Besides the main exchange, Gate.io also offers other services such as decentralized finance, research and analytics, venture capital investments, wallet services and more. Disclaimer: Gate.io may not provide its full scale of services in certain markets and jurisdictions, and may restrict or prohibit the use of all or a portion of the services in compliance with local regulations. For the latest list of all the restricted locations, please read the User Agreement, “Section II Eligibility” via https://www.gate.io/docs/agreement.pdf.
Bitcoin – Massive Support

(DOT/USD) Polkadot Steals The Show! Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Struggles To Break Away From Support, (ETH/USD) Pauses?

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 21.04.2022 08:25
Bitcoin added 0.3% on Wednesday, ending the day around $41,400, and is adding another 0.6% since Thursday morning to $41,630. Ethereum has gained 0.2% in the past 24 hours, while other top 10 altcoins have shown mixed dynamics, ranging from a 1.7% decline (XRP) to a 3.6% gain (Polkadot). The cryptocurrency Fear & Greed Index is now in its third day, staying at 27 points (fear) Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 0.4% overnight to $1.92 trillion. Bitcoin's dominance index added 0.1 point to 41.1%. Related article: Japanese Yen (JPY) Weakens Against The Dollar, USD/CAD Stable And The Inevitable Strengthening Of The USD, IMF/World Bank Events The cryptocurrency Fear & Greed Index is now in its third day, staying at 27 points (fear), but we see a slight upward movement in the market. The strong correlation between the tech sector and bitcoin is holding the latter back In the crypto market, as in the high-tech Nasdaq, we can call it cautious demand from buyers of the deep, but this support is not turning into a rally. The strong correlation between the tech sector and bitcoin is holding the latter back That said, the very fact that bitcoin has managed to lock in an uptrend and attempts to push back from that support is setting up positives for the coming days. Related article: Monetary Policy Drives EUR/USD, The Future of the EUR/GBP Awaits the Bank Of England's Speech - Good Morning Forex| FXMAG.COM Bitcoin's uptrend of the last four months can be extended to the left, and then it appears to be close to the July 2021 low, which was then near 30k. If we are right, bitcoin, and subsequently the entire crypto market, are saved from falling into a crypto winter by long-term buyers who find the current levels quite attractive Glassnode does not rule out that bitcoin has already formed its "bottom". Although it cannot yet break out of its range formed since February. The process of redistributing coins from speculative investors to hodlers is likely already complete, which will reduce selling pressure going forward. According to BitInfoCharts, the world's third-largest bitcoin whale has acquired 2,822 BTC worth $117 million in the past seven days. In 2022, 3.6 million Americans will use the cryptocurrency to make purchases, a report by research firm Insider Intelligence predicts. The number of cryptocurrency users in the US is expected to rise to 33.7 million by the end of this year.
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Altcoin: IOTA, Litecoin (LTC) and Cardano (ADA) Threatened? Crypto Markets Lie in The Hands of Regulations and Government Policies?

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 20.04.2022 22:39
Summary: The general downward price trend of the crypto market over the past week. The future of cryptocurrency success may lie in the hands of government policies and regulations. Litecoin (LTC) future values are expected to rise based on current trader sentiment. Since this morning the trading volume of Litecoin (LTC) decreased slightly, however we saw the price of the coin fall throughout the day today, this shows us that the price of LTC is not consistently supported or dependent on the trading volume. In general the cryptocurrency market experienced a decline in prices over the past few days and LTC has reflected the same outlook. However, this decline may not continue for much longer due to the changes in crypto regulations and government policies. LTC-USD Price Chart Related article: Japanese Yen (JPY) Weakens Against The Dollar, USD/CAD Stable And The Inevitable Strengthening Of The USD, IMF/World Bank Events IOTA price follows the same downward trend as other cryptos on the market. The price of IOTA fell during the day today. The downward price trend of this coin has followed the same trend as the general crypto market over the past few days. We can probably expect to see this price rise as the government policies and regulations around cryptos are finalized. IOTA USD Price Chart  Related article: Monetary Policy Drives EUR/USD, The Future of the EUR/GBP Awaits the Bank Of England's Speech - Good Morning Forex| FXMAG.COM Cardano (ADA) price is still coming down off it's all-time high. Over the past weeks ADA has been facing a continuous downward trend reflecting a bearish attitude toward the coin, however in light of the general downward price trend of the crypto market, this outlook is unsurprising. ADA Price Chart Sources: Finance.yahoo.com, namecoinnews.com
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(BTC) Bitcoin Priceslips To The Lows Of The Year. Crypto Regulations: Confusing Discussion In The US And The EU. Ether (ETH) And Monero (XMR) Highlighted

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 25.04.2022 08:43
Bitcoin declined by 2.3% over the past week, ending it at around $39.5K. Ethereum lost 3.9%, while other leading altcoins in the top 10 fell from 2.2% (Solana) to 10.5% (XRP). The exception was Terra (+12.9%). On Monday, the pressure on cryptocurrencies continued, taking another 1.3% off bitcoin to 38.9k, sending it to test March lows. The bitcoin dominance index rose 0.2% to 41.2% over the same period. Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, changed little over the week, remaining at 1.8 trillion, as a wave of buying in the first half of the week turned into a strong sell-off in the second. The bitcoin dominance index rose 0.2% to 41.2% over the same period. Read next (by FXPro): What Moves Forex Rates? Strong US Dollar Affects British Pound (GBP), Japanese Yen (JPY) And CNH | FXMAG.COM Crypto Fear and Greed Index rose from 24 to 27 and returned to its starting point during the week. By Monday, the index had lost another point to 23, remaining in the extreme fear territory. Bitcoin has declined for the third consecutive week, along with stock indices. BTC tried to rise, renewing its highs in a week and a half, around $43,000. Thursday and Friday saw a sharp pullback along with the stock market, and bitcoin fell below the circular $40,000 level. Changpeng Zhao, the Binance's chief executive, said the adoption of cryptocurrencies would rise as geopolitical tensions escalate and the use of the dollar as a sanctions tool grows. He believes the US will lose out to the rest of the world if it continues to suppress bitcoin. Read next (by FXPro): Want To Exchange 100 GBP To USD? GBP/USD Below 1.3000! (GBP) British Pound Weakens! GBP To USD - 17-Months-Low! | FXMAG.COM A group of US congressmen have spoken out against mining cryptocurrencies using the environmentally damaging Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm. They said that cryptocurrencies of particular concern are BTC, ETH, XMR and ZEC. The EU has discussed banning BTC trading because of its energy and environmental impact. Bitcoin's energy consumption continues to increase and is attracting the attention of environmental organisations and regulators.
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Crypto Crash!? Top 3 Price Prediction Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP): Cryptos Hang By A Thread As Bulls Disappear

FXStreet News FXStreet News 25.04.2022 16:44
Bitcoin price slowly descends below the 200 three-day SMA, indicating a lack of buying pressure. Ethereum price looks ready to breach the support confluence, extending from $2,800 to $3,000. Ripple price reenters the buy zone, extending from $0.626 to $0.689, suggesting that there is still hope. Bitcoin price has slid below a crucial support level slowly indicating that the sellers are overwhelming the buyers into a slow death. Although the last two times BTC tagged this barrier, it resulted in a bullish move, this time around, things are different and could head south. Ethereum, Ripple and altcoins could see a similar bearish fate. Bitcoin price at wits’ end Bitcoin price set up an ascending parallel channel on a three-day time frame after connecting the three swing highs and three swing lows since January 13. The last two times BTC dropped lower, it tagged the 200 three-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) and bounced off aggressively. Read next: A Reward For A Transaction!? What Is Kishu Inu Coin? ($KISHU) Let's Take A Look At This New Altcoin | FXMAG.COM However, this time, BTC is slowly breaching the said SMA and is heading close to the ascending parallel channel’s lower trend line. Until a breakout from the lower trend line, the setup is bullish and could see Bitcoin price bounce from it. The resulting upswing could see BTC retest the 50-day and 100-day SMA at $42,074, $41,076. Clearing these hurdles could see the big crypto push toward the yearly open at $46,198 and in some cases, the $50,000 psychological level. BTC/USDT 3-day chart A daily candlestick close below the $34,752 support level will invalidate the ascending parallel channel and the bullish thesis. Ethereum price at make-or-break moment Ethereum price action seems to be degrading with the recent downswing in Bitcoin price. The bears have pushed ETH lower into the support cluster, extending from $2,800 to $3,000. This footing is significant since it contains a demand zone and a bullish crossover of the 50-day and 100-day Simple Moving Averages (SMAs). Read next by FXStreet: Gold Price Forecast: XAUUSD recovers from intra-day dip under $1930, but still pressured as yields/USD rise| FXMAG.COM So far, ETH has pierced through both the SMAs and is edging closer to the lower limit of the said demand zone. However, a quick recovery followed by a bounce is likely to result in an upswing for ETH. The resulting move could cause ETH to retest the 200-day SMA at $3,495 and the low-volume node at $3,703. Any uptick beyond these levels will require massive bullish momentum spikes and is highly unlikely without the big crypto’s support. ETH/USD 1-day chart A daily candlestick close below the support cluster’s lower limit at $2,820 will create a lower low and invalidate the bullish thesis. This development could crash ETH to retest the next high-volume node present to the downside at $2,584. Ripple price approaches a launching pad Ripple price has taken another U-turn and reentered the buy zone, extending from $0.62 to $0.68. This move is likely to push XRP price to retest the 70.5% retracement level at $0.657 before triggering an uptrend. Read next: Skyrocketing Altcoin? Why (SHIB) Shiba Inu price is set for a 15% value increase | FXMAG.COM The resulting uptrend could push XRP up by 17% to retest the 2022 volume point of control at $0.772, where the trade volume for Ripple was at its highest. If the remittance token manages to flip this hurdle into a footing, there is a good chance the run-up will continue to and tag the $0.854 hurdle. Failing to do so could result in a local top formation. XRP/USD 1-day chart On the other hand, if the Ripple price breaks below the $0.601 support level and produces a lower low, the bullish thesis will face invalidation. In such a situation, XRP might crash to the $0.548 support level before stabilizing and reestablishing its directional bias.
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Bitcoin Price Back on The Rise, Consumer Spending In The UK Falls In Light Of Inflation And The US Dollar Continues to Strengthen

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 26.04.2022 10:48
Summary: Bitcoin prices are increasing today after breaking support levels overnight. With consumer spending decreasing in the UK, the GBP is struggling to fight against the US dollar strengthening. With Australian inflation continuing to rise, the currency is weakening against and already strong USD. BTC/USD prices are increasing despite bearish market sentiment. We know that Bitcoin was the world's first digital currency and that its price is very volatile, making it historically popular for speculating traders. On Friday the price of Bitcoin dropped below $40 000, this reflected the midpoint of a 3 month long trade range. The price of bitcoin has increased by 5.55% since this morning. While market sentiment remains uncertain, current rises in the price of Bitcoin will likely be limited. As of this morning news broke that U.S Fidelity will allow employees to put Bitcoin into their 401(k) retirement savings accounts starting later this year, giving more people access to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Price Chart Read next: US Dollar (USD) Continues To Trump Euro (EUR) And British Pound (GBP). EUR Fails To Get Boost Post Macron Election Victory - Good Morning Forex!  GBP Weakening against the USD. Market sentiment for this currency pair is bearish at the moment, the USD has been strengthening against the GBP over the past week. This strengthening comes with investor confidence being restored in the US dollar as a result of the Fed increasing yields for the 7th week in a row. The GBP inflation is causing a problem for this currency, as consumer spending decreases, the economy can expect a knock. GBP/USD Price Chart AUD Weakens against the USD. Since the market opened this morning, investor sentiment for the AUD/USD pair is bearish. Yesterday the price of the AUD/USD pair hit its lowest since March. This comes with the USD strengthening, once again thanks to rising U.S yields as well as the negative news out of China causing investors to short riskier assets. In addition, the AUD is struggling post inflation expectation announcements, the inflation is expected to increase for 2 consecutive quarters. Inlight of this, the USD is benefiting hugely from the AUD weakening. AUD/USD Price Chart Read next: U.S Yields Expecting Further Increases!?, Announcement Of PMIs Prelims For The Private Sector - FOREX Today  Sources: dailyfx.com, finance.yahoo.com
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(BTC) Bitcoin In Africa? Avalanche (AVAX), Ripple (XRP) And How To Play The Metaverse Together With Sandbox? | Crypto Market Talk | Swissquote

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How can you trade the metaverse using coins like Sandbox? The power of ZRX for the area of NFTs on the Coinbase NFT Marketplace and are Cardano's stats ghost stats? 00:00 Intro 00:21 Preview 00:55 Crypto news 03:54 Bitcoin 07:24 Ripple 09:08 0x 11:09 Cardano 13:07 Aave & Avalanche 15:11 Polygon Matic 16:45 Sandbox 18:33 Good bye & subscribe Every week Feyyaz Alingan looks at the most important cryptocurrencies and discusses the most important developments in the crypto space to share his thoughts in the Crypto Market Talk. Which coins could go to the moon and which could go bust? Feyyaz Alingan founded Blue Alpine Research and regularly publishes analysis & news on the topic of cryptocurrencies, DeFi and NFTs on YouTube and via Podcast Read next: Could strong earnings reverse the hawkish Fed moodiness | MarketTalk: What’s up today? | Swissquote| FXMAG.COM What is behind the hype of the different blockchain technologies and how can YOU participate? If you don’t want to miss the dynamic world of cryptocurrencies and want to stay up to date with Bitcoin and co. - Crypto Market Talk is the best place to stay subscribed! Feyyaz Alingan founded Blue Alpine Research and regularly publishes analysis & news on the topic of cryptocurrencies, DeFi and NFTs on YouTube and via Podcast. #cryptomakettalk #trading #crypto #blockchain #token #weeklyshow #cryptoshow  Learn the fundamentals of trading at your own pace with Swissquote's Education Center. Discover our online courses, webinars and eBooks: https://swq.ch/wr Discover our brand and philosophy: https://swq.ch/wq Learn more about our employees: https://swq.ch/d5  Let's stay connected: LinkedIn: https://swq.ch/cH
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Apecoin (APE), STEPN And Curve DAO Token (CRV) Have Skyrocketed! Is Bitcoin Price (BTC/USDT) Going To Do The Same?

Kucoin Blog Kucoin Blog 26.04.2022 13:00
  Table of Contents · An Overview of the Crypto Market · Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers · Crypto & Bitcoin News Highlights for Apr 18 - Apr 25 · Bitcoin (BTC/USDT) Technical Analysis on the KuCoin Chart The global crypto market cap stands at $1.78 trillion as on Monday, Apr 25. It has dipped by 3.72% since Sunday, despite the total market volume picking up by 51.08% in the past 24 hours. The DeFi market accounts for 11.84% of the entire cryptocurrency market’s 24 hour trading volume. Meanwhile, stablecoins have a a total volume of $51.58 billion, accounting for 83.74% of the total crypto market 24 hour volume.   The biggest weekly gainers in the crypto market include ApeCoin (APE) and STEPN (GMT), which have strengthened by over 55.41% and over 34.56% respectively. In this article, we’ll discuss the most important news highlights from the global cryptocurrency market as well as take a look at the technical overview of Bitcoin.   An Overview of the Crypto Market Bitcoin’s dominance currently stands at 41.28%, an uptick by 0.33% in the past 24 hours. The crypto leader is trading at $38,524.48 down by 1.25% over the past one week.   Cryptocurrency Price HeatMap | Source: Coin360   Ethereum, the world’s second-largest crypto by market capitalization, is trading at $2,828.39, after losing 4.08% over the week. While the majors trade under pressure, several new entrants have been making their mark among digital assets, most notable of all STEPN (GMT), which has strengthened by more than 300% in the past month.   The bearish pressure in the crypto market continues into a fresh week, with most of the leading digital assets still trading in the red. However, the losses in digital assets remain far lower than those seen among leading tech stocks lately. This makes us wonder, is the notorious volatility that crypto is infamous for finally reducing?   When it comes to retail investors, the seemingly oversold market offers several exciting opportunities for traders looking to buy at low prices. So, let’s do a recap of all the key market trends from the crypto market over the past week you should know about.   Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers Via Coinmarketcap Top Altcoin Gainers: ➢ ApeCoin (APE) âž 51.39% ➢ STEPN (GMT) âž 46.70% ➢ Curve DAO Token (CRV) âž 26.90%   Top Altcoin Losers : ➢ Moonbeam (GLMR) âž 13.52% ➢ Decred (DCR) âž 12.89% ➢ Waves (WAVES) âž 12.85%   Crypto & Bitcoin News Highlights for Apr 18 - Apr 25 The global cryptocurrency market remained busy through the previous week, making many headlines over the period. Some of the most noteworthy and key market trends from the world of cryptocurrencies include:   AMC Theatres Accepts Payments in SHIB and DOGE One of the biggest positive developments for the global cryptocurrency market, especially for memecoins, was AMC Theatres starting to accept payments in Dogecoin and Shiba Inu via their mobile app last week. US-based customers can now book movie tickets using DOGE and SHIB by updating their mobile apps.   This development comes a few months after the company started accepting payments in digital currencies since November 2021. The leading US-based chain of theaters first started accepting crypto payments in BTC, ETH, BCH and LTC and proposed the idea of adding the two most popular meme tokens in January this year.   BTC, ETH to Soar to New ATHs This Year: Celsius CEO Mashinsky At the Paris Blockchain Week Summit last week, the CEO at Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky, offered a rather bullish forecast for the crypto leaders this year. He believes that while the current situation remains somewhat uncertain for digital assets, BTC and ETH could touch new highs later this year.   He forecasts a break past $60,000 for crypto king Bitcoin while Ethereum could take out the $4,500 mark before the end of 2022. However, the Russia-Ukraine war and the US central bank Federal Reserve's plans could put some pressure on the cryptocurrency market growth in the near term before this happens.   Goldman Sachs Planning Alliance With FTX on Regulatory Issues Mainstream businesses can no longer ignore crypto or hold off from dipping their toes in these waters. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs is looking to cement an alliance with crypto exchange FTX, a sure sign of increasing confidence in digital assets by the mainstream financial services industry.   An article by the Financial Times discusses how FTX’s founder Sam Bankman-Fried met with Goldman Sachs’ CEO David Solomon to examine a potential partnership. It looks like the investment banker wants to advise FTX on regulatory issues and possibly even support their future funding rounds.   German Commerzbank Plans Foray Into Crypto The fourth largest bank in Germany, Commerzbank, has applied for a crypto license in the country. Germany is fast turning into one of the most crypto-friendly destinations in the world and such a move will further increase this sentiment and encourage mainstream adoption of digital assets in the German financial sector.   Commerzbank confirmed last week that it had applied for a crypto license in January 2022. It plans to start with providing crypto-related services to institutional clients before rolling it out to a wider customer base in the future.   Given that the bank has around 70,000 institutional clients, it’s a large enough customer base that could soon gain access to the digital asset market via Commerzbank.   Twitter Testing Crypto Earnings Feature for Creators in USDC via Stripe While the Elon Musk saga with Twitter continues (the latest we hear is that he has secured the funds for the acquisition), the social network is getting busy with its plans to become more crypto-friendly by accepting virtual currency.   Crypto payment giant Stripe announced last Friday that it will work with Twitter to roll out a payment system for digital currencies. The partnership will allow Twitter’s creators to start accepting payments in USD Coin (USDC), powered by Polygon's blockchain technology.   Robinhood Acquires Ziglu to Enter UK Market Popular fintech app Robinhood has confirmed its acquisition of London-based crypto app Ziglu Limited. The move will allow the app to start servicing its UK-based customers, a move the company has been waiting to accomplish since 2020.   Since Ziglu is already registered with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Robinhood’s decision to acquire the company will ease its own process to expand into this market from a regulatory perspective. The fintech app is credited as one of the key drivers for the crypto boom among retail investors in North America through 2020 and 2021.   Google Data Points to Declining Interest in Bitcoin Among Retail Investors According to the key market trends from Google Trends, there appears to be a decline in global search volume for Bitcoin in recent weeks. The sign could potentially point to dwindling interest in digital currencies among retail investors worldwide.   Bitcoin Interest Amount Retail Investors | Source: Google Trends   With the bearish mood in the global cryptocurrency market in recent weeks, we see a sharp decline from the highs seen in April 2021 in online search volumes for Bitcoin worldwide. However, what is encouraging is that, though the numbers are lower than last year, they are mostly holding steady through 2022.   Fear & Greed Index Still Very Much in the Red Market analysis of the crypto market’s Fear & Greed Index reveals a sentiment of Extreme Fear among investors at present. There has been a one point drop in the sentiment since Sunday and also over the past week.   Fear & Greed Index | Source: Alternative   There has also been a sharp drop in the index since last month when the index stood at 51, indicating a neutral bias. On the other hand, the current reading of the index is 23, well in the red, indicating that sellers have the upper hand in the market at present.   The sentiment of Extreme Fear continues from last week into Monday. Although this indicates a bearish mood, it can be a good opportunity to buy virtual currencies at lower prices. A good strategy for crypto beginners who want to ride the volatility could choose Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) Strategy during this time.   Bitcoin (BTC/USDT) Analysis on the KuCoin Chart With the price getting rejected last Thursday/Friday on the 50-day moving average (green trend-line) but holding and closing all daily candles above the first line of support (red upwards-facing line), Bitcoin was seemingly entering a short-term consolidation phase.   However, in depth analysis of the recent price movement has shown a relatively strong push towards the downside in the past 24 hours, with the price dropping as low as $38,150.   BTC/USDT Chart on the Daily Timeframe | Source: KuCoin   If we take a look at the downside, Bitcoin has its first support level set at the upwards-facing channel bottom level, which currently sits at just over $37,000. If Bitcoin manages to break this level to the downside, it will face a 100-week moving average at the $35,600 level.   However, a bullish reversal might push Bitcoin’s price up towards the top of the current channel and all the way to the Dec 27 high of 52,070.   Which move are you counting on?   Did you know that KuCoin offers premium TradingView charts to all its clients? With this, you can step up your Bitcoin technical analysis and easily identify various crypto chart patterns.   Sign up on KuCoin, and start trading today! Follow us on Twitter >>> https://twitter.com/kucoincom Join us on Telegram >>> https://t.me/Kucoin_Exchange Download KuCoin App >>> https://www.kucoin.com/download Also, Subscribe to our Youtube Channel >>>Listen to 60s Podcast source: KuCoin
Uncertain Rebound and Inflation Data: How Likely Is Bitcoin To Fall Again?

Bitcoin lies at the bottom

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 03.05.2022 11:38
Bitcoin rose 0.6% on Monday, ending the day near $38.4K, cruising at arm's length from the $38K level for the past five days. Ethereum has settled near $2800, losing 0.5% over the past 24 hours. Other altcoins in the top 10 have shown mixed dynamics, ranging from a decline of 1.9% (Solana) to a rise of 1.5% (Terra). Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, declined 0.7% overnight to $1.74 trillion. Bitcoin's dominance index added 0.2% to 42.1%. The cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was down 1 point to 27 by Tuesday and remains in "fear" mode. Since late March, the bears have been intensifying from $39K, forming a sequence of lower highs. At the same time, the basis in the form of support at $38K generally remains untouched. The crypto market seems to have laid at the bottom, missing the momentum of the US indices growth at the close of trading, indicating a high supply of coins for sale and reluctance to take active actions in anticipation of the Fed's decision on Wednesday. But there may be another lower bottom if the FOMC reaction to the Fed leads to a stock market sell-off.    According to Santiment, large investors have been aggressively buying Ethereum and Binance Coin over the past two weeks, which could signify an impending trend reversal. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that cryptocurrencies offer advantages over fiat currencies in some respects, such as fast transaction times for payments. However, Dimon still recommends caution when investing in crypto-assets. According to Coin ATM Radar, the global bitcoin ATM installation rate declined for the fourth consecutive month in April. Meanwhile, Solana's blockchain went down for seven hours to carry out transactions due to a surge in operations that the network could not cope with. Billionaire Mark Cuban suggested using DOGE to fight spam on Twitter, which Elon Musk recently bought out.
Top 3 Price Prediction (BTC) Bitcoin, (ETH) Ethereum, (XRP) Ripple: Official start to recovery rally

Top 3 Price Prediction (BTC) Bitcoin, (ETH) Ethereum, (XRP) Ripple: Official start to recovery rally

FXStreet News FXStreet News 04.05.2022 16:23
Bitcoin price prepares for its ascent to $42,100 after bouncing off a stable support level. Ethereum price needs to overcome the $3,000 barrier to have any chance at revisiting $3,500 or $4,000. Ripple price begins its journey to $0.70 after a recovery above the $0.60 support level. Bitcoin price has kick-started its attempt to move higher, picking up Ethereum and Ripple along with it. Investors can expect BTC to revisit Monday’s high and reevaluate directional bias from there. Bitcoin price begins its journey higher Bitcoin price bounces off the lower trend line of the ascending parallel channel, which is formed after drawing trendlines above and below three sets of higher highs and higher lows. Investors can expect BTC to slice through the 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $41,009, which is the first major hurdle. Doing so, will allow it to retest the 50-day SMA at $41,921, which coincides with the daily supply zone, extending from $43,981 to $41,921. This area of confluence is where the upside will be capped for the big crypto and would represent a 10% gain. BTC/USDT 3-day chart Regardless of the bullish outlook, a daily candlestick close below the $34,752 support level will invalidate the bullish thesis and trigger a crash to $30,000 or lower. Ethereum price to reverse the trend Ethereum price is in a medium-term ascending channel created by connecting its two higher highs and three higher lows since January 28. The third retest of the lower trend line has shown a bullish reaction – lead cryptocurrency BTC is recovering and influencing the rest of the market. Regardless of the bullishness, ETH needs to flip the 100-day SMA at $2,914 followed by the 50-day SMA at $3,069 to continue rising. This development is key to triggering a move that tags the 200-day SMA at $3,443. While a move to $3,500 is likely, a surge in buying pressure could extend the run-up to the $4,000 psychological level. ETH/USD 1-day chart On the other hand, a daily candlestick close below the weekly support level at $2,541 will indicate a resurgence of selling pressure and invalidate the bullish thesis. This could trigger a further crash to the $2,000 psychological level. https://youtu.be/hDdFa7mu7Jo Ripple price purges sell-side pressure Ripple price purged the downside pressure by collecting the liquidity resting below the $0.60 support after a 30% crash. XRP price has since moved back above the said foothold, indicating that buyers are in control. A resurgence of buying pressure is likely to propel XRP price up to the immediate hurdle at $0.696. Clearing this barrier will present two further resistance levels for Ripple bulls to overcome - the 50% retracement level at $0.735 and the 2022 volume point of control at $0.768. For now, the market structure looks uncertain due to the choppiness of Bitcoin. Therefore, investors can expect a local top to form around $0.768, representing a 25% ascent from the current position at $0.615. XRP/USD 1-day chart A daily candlestick close below the $0.601 support level will produce a lower low and invalidate the bullish thesis. In such a case, XRP price is likely to crash to the $0.548 support level. https://youtu.be/hBoG1pklXYI
Week Ahead – Volatile Markets

Volatile Markets: US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP), Russian Ruble (RUB)

Ed Moya Ed Moya 07.05.2022 14:21
Every asset class has been on a rollercoaster ride as investors are watching central bankers all around globe tighten monetary policy to fight inflation.  Financial conditions are starting to tighten and the risks of slower growth are accelerating.   The focus for the upcoming week will naturally be a wrath of Fed speak and the latest US CPI data which is expected to show inflation decelerated sharply last month. A sharper decline with prices could vindicate Fed Chair Powell’s decision to remove a 75 basis-point rate increase at the next couple policy meetings.   A close eye will also stay on energy markets which has shown traders remain convinced that the market will remain tight given OPEC+ will stick to their gradual output increase strategy and as US production struggles to ramp up despite rising rig counts.  Energy traders will continue to watch for developments with the EU nearing a Russian energy ban. US inflation expected to drop Oil rallies as EU nears Russian energy ban Gold remains vulnerable if bond market selloff accelerates US Market volatility following the FOMC decision won’t ease up anytime soon as traders will look to the next inflation report to see if policymakers made a mistake in removing even more aggressive rate hikes off the table over the next couple of meetings.  The April CPI report is expected to show further signs that peak inflation is in place.  The month-over-month reading is expected to decline from 1.2% to 0.2%, while the year-over-year data is forecasted to decrease from 8.5% to 8.1%. The producer prices report comes out the next day and is also expected to show pricing pressure are moderating.  On Friday, the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment report for the month of May should show continued weakness. The upcoming week is filled with Fed speak that could show a divide from where Fed Chair Powell stands with tightening at the June and July meetings.  On Tuesday, Fed’s Williams, Barkin, Waller, Kashkari, Mester, and Bostic speak.  Wednesday will have another appearance by Bostic. Thursday contains a speech from the Fed’s Daly.  On Friday, Fed’s Kashkari and Mester speak.   UK The Bank of England delivered a 0.25% rate hike at this week’s meeting. This brings the benchmark rate to 1.00%, its highest since 2009. At the same time, the BoE painted a grim economic picture at the meeting, as it revised its inflation forecast to above 10% and warned of a recession. The UK releases GDP for Q1 on Thursday. The consensus estimate stands at 1.0% after a 1.3% gain in Q4 of 2021. A loss of momentum in the economy could mean a contraction in the second quarter, raising the likelihood of stagflation. The only new data in the GDP report will be the March figures, as January and February were already published. The estimate for March is for a flat reading, after gains of 0.1% in February and 0.8% in January.   EU The Russia/Ukraine war and the sanctions against Russia have dampened economic activity in the eurozone. Germany, the largest economy in the bloc has been posting weak numbers as the war goes on. With the EU announcing it will end Russian energy imports by the end of the year, there are concerns that the German economy could tip into a recession. On Tuesday Germany releases ZEW Survey Expectations, which surveys financial professionals. Economic Sentiment is expected to decline to -42.5 in May, down from -41.0 in April. On Friday, the Eurozone releases Industrial Production for March. The Ukraine conflict has exacerbated supply line disruptions, which is weighing on industrial production. The sharp drop in German Industrial Production (-3.9%), suggests that the Eurozone release will also show a contraction. The March estimate is -1.8%, following a gain of 0.7% in February.    Russia Russia’s inflation has been accelerating sharply since the invasion of Ukraine. In March, CPI rose to 16.7% (YoY) and is expected to climb to 18.1% in April. The driver behind the sharp upswing has been Western sanctions, which have reduced the availability of consumer imports and key components for domestic products. CPI is expected to continue to climb in the coming months.   China China releases its Balance of Trade on Monday and Inflation on Tuesday. Both have downside risks given the disruption to business and the collapse in property sales and sentiment due to the covid-zero policy. Restrictions continue tightening in Beijing and the covid-zero policy has become the biggest headwind to a China recovery. The government reaffirmed its commitment to the policy Friday, sending China stocks lower. Additionally, US-listed China stocks face new delisting risk from US regulators that is weighing on Hong Kong markets especially, where most dual listings live. Negative headlines around Covid 19 or US delisting over the weekend could send China equities sharply lower into the start of the week. USD/CNY and USD/CNH have now risen from  6.4000 to 6.7000 in just two weeks. The PBOC remains comfortable at this stage, being a back door stimulus to manufacturers. The PBOC USD/CNY fixing will be the key indicator as to whether the authorities have said Yuan depreciation has gone far enough.   India The Reserve Bank of India sprung a surprise rate hike on markets this past week, sending the Sensex lower whilst providing some support to the INR temporarily. India’s CPI inflation release on Thursday will be this week’s key risk event. If the data comes in above expectations at 7.30%, expectations will rise of a faster more aggressive hiking cycle from the RBI which was quite hawkish in its guidance after the hike. THat will send Indian equities sharply lower once again, while possibly mollifying the impact on the INR from a rampant US Dollar.   Australia Australia could be a correlation trade for the tier-1 PMI releases from China over the weekend. Poor China data could see the AUD and local equities pressured with most of Asia, ex-Japan closed.SImilarly, a decent showing by the China PMIs will have a positive impact. Markets, especially currency markets, could face liquidity issues and see sharp moves if the weekend news wire is heavy as Australia and Japan will be the only two major centres open. Most attention will be focused on Tuesday’s RBA rate decision. A 0.15% hike is fully priced by markets and the clouds from Ukraine and China are weighing heavily on AUD/USD anyway. If the RBA does not hike AUD/USD could fall sharply in the short-term. If the RBA hikes and adjusts its guidance to a more hawkish, AUD/USD could potentially see a big move higher.   New Zealand NZ Retail Card Spending has downside risks and the Food Price Index, upside risks this week. The cost of living has become the central issue in New Zealand at the moment and a high FPI will heap pressure on the RBNZ to accelerate rate hikes as the economy starts to show signs of stress elsewhere. NZD/USD has traded very heavy in past two weeks as investors price in a hard landing and an RBNZ behind the curve, and as risk sentiment sours internationally. NZD/USD is closing at the weeks lows and could test 0.6200 this week.   Japan Japan releases a raft of second tier data this week. THe 10 and 30-year JGB auctions will be closely watched, if only for signs of poor cover ratio given the BOJ JGB intervention and weakening Yen. THe centre of attention will remain the USD/JPY as the US/Japan rate differential widens. USD/JPY could well test 135.00 in the week ahead if the negative sentiment sweeping markets on Friday spills into next week. Higher oil prices will also weigh onthe Yen. We expect the noise to increase from Tokyo but little chance of USD/JPY intervention at these levels.   Singapore No significant data. The currency remains under pressure as a proxy for China and also because the MAS meets six monthly to determine monetary policy. The next meeting will not be until October to determine if monetary policy gets tightened once again.      Markets OilCrude prices are steadily rising as the EU is making progress towards its Russia oil sanctions ban. The oil market will remain tight going forward now that OPEC+ is set on delivering meager output increases and as US production struggles despite rising rig counts. The biggest uncertainty for the crude demand outlook remains the outlook for the Chinese economy. China won’t be abandoning their zero-COVID policy anytime soon and that will keep the short-term crude demand outlook vulnerable. China’s COVID situation might not be improving anytime soon and now that the data is showing the impact of business restrictions is more widespread than just to Shanghai and Beijing. Oil will remain a volatile trade going forward with most of the fundamentals still pointing to higher prices. GoldJust when gold seems to be showing signs it is getting its luster back, the bond market says ‘not so fast’.  Gold continues to struggle in this current environment of surging global bond yields and that might last a little while longer as some central banks for the purpose of defeating inflation might be willing to send their respective economies into a recession. Gold’s awful few weeks of trade has seen a collapse of the $1900 level and that should prove to be key resistance now.  If the bond market selloff accelerates and the dollar surges, gold could be vulnerable to a drop towards $1835 and if that does not hold, $1800 might be targeted. Bitcoin Confidence in crypto markets is waning after Bitcoin tumbled below the $37,000 level following the surge in global bond yields.  If risk appetite does not return, Bitcoin could be vulnerable to a significant drop towards the $30,000 level.  Choppy trading between $35,000 and $40,000 could be where Bitcoin settles if Wall Street does not price in much more tighter monetary policy by the Fed.
Gain Or Loss? How Are Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP) And Ethereum (ETH) Doing? By Jason Sen (DayTradeIdeas) - 08/05/2022

Gain Or Loss? How Are Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP) And Ethereum (ETH) Doing? By Jason Sen (DayTradeIdeas) - 08/05/2022

Jason Sen Jason Sen 08.05.2022 11:46
Bitcoin lower as expected as we collapse from strong resistance at 40100/300 & now holding below the 100 week moving average at 36000 as I write - for a very important sell signal. Ripple has well & truly broken the 100 week moving average, now at 6700/6750. Ethereum we wrote: bulls have defended the 500 day moving average at 2800/2750 all this week but the failure to beat strong resistance at 2950/3000 I think will trigger a break below here now for an important sell signal. I am talking crash conditions. As expected, we have broken lower for an important sell signal. Today's Analysis Bitcoin shorts at resistance at 40100/300 worked as prices collapse to my targets of 37500/37000 & the important 100 week moving average now at 36000. THIS IS MEGA IMPORTANT OVER THE WEEKEND. Holding below 36000 is a MAJOR SELL SIGNAL. First stop is 28900/700. Obviously bulls need prices above 36000 as quickly as possible, preferably above 37000 to show they are back in control, targeting 38200/400. We should struggle to beat this level here but a break above 38900 then targets 41500/42000. Ripple remains very much in a bear trend & selling in to resistance has been a successful strategy for us for a number of weeks. We have 9 month trend line support at 5680/40, with a low at 5800 so far as I write on Saturday morning. A break below here (& I would be careful if you bet against it) triggers further significant moves to the downside initially targeting 5100/5070. On a break below 5050I am looking for 4300/4250, just to start with. Obviously bulls desperately need prices above 6750 to get back in the game but this seems highly unlikely now. Ethereum breaks strong support at 2800/2750 & holds below here for a medium term sell signal exactly as predicted, targeting 2640 (hit), 2600, 2570 & 2500 (just to start with). Bulls obviously need prices above 2800 as soon as possible but I cannot se this happening. If I am wrong, look for a test of the 100 day moving average at 2900/2950. Shorts need stops above 3000. A break higher is a medium term buy signal.   To subscribe to this report please visit daytradeideas.co.uk or email jason@daytradeideas.co.uk
Oil, Gold, Bitcoin (BTC) analysis.  What could happen in the markets?

Oil, Gold, Bitcoin (BTC) analysis. What could happen in the markets?

Ed Moya Ed Moya 09.05.2022 07:07
Oil Crude prices are steadily rising as the EU is making progress towards its Russia oil sanctions ban. The oil market will remain tight going forward now that OPEC+ is set on delivering meager output increases and as US production struggles despite rising rig counts. The biggest uncertainty for the crude demand outlook remains the outlook for the Chinese economy. China won’t be abandoning their zero-COVID policy anytime soon and that will keep the short-term crude demand outlook vulnerable. China’s COVID situation might not be improving anytime soon and now that the data is showing the impact of business restrictions is more widespread than just to Shanghai and Beijing. Oil will remain a volatile trade going forward with most of the fundamentals still pointing to higher prices. Gold Just when gold seems to be showing signs it is getting its luster back, the bond market says ‘not so fast’.  Gold continues to struggle in this current environment of surging global bond yields and that might last a little while longer as some central banks for the purpose of defeating inflation might be willing to send their respective economies into a recession. Gold’s awful few weeks of trade has seen a collapse of the $1900 level and that should prove to be key resistance now.  If the bond market selloff accelerates and the dollar surges, gold could be vulnerable to a drop towards $1835 and if that does not hold, $1800 might be targeted.   Bitcoin Confidence in crypto markets is waning after Bitcoin tumbled below the $37,000 level following the surge in global bond yields.  If risk appetite does not return, Bitcoin could be vulnerable to a significant drop towards the $30,000 level.  Choppy trading between $35,000 and $40,000 could be where Bitcoin settles if Wall Street does not price in much more tighter monetary policy by the Fed.
(BTC/USD) Bitcoin will fall until the bulls capitulate, ETH/USD Has Lost, (XRP) Ripple And (ADA) Cardano Have Decreased As Well

(BTC/USD) Bitcoin will fall until the bulls capitulate, ETH/USD Has Lost, (XRP) Ripple And (ADA) Cardano Have Decreased As Well

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 09.05.2022 08:46
Bitcoin is trading near $33.5K on Monday morning, declining for the fifth consecutive day. Over the past 24 hours, losses are 2.3%, and are approaching 14% over the past seven days. Ether loses 3.5% in 24 hours and 14.3% for the week, settling near $2450. Altcoins from the top ten are down between 0.8% (XRP) and 4.3% (Cardano). This situation points to an increasingly rapid exit from cryptocurrencies Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, is down 2.3% overnight to $1.54 trillion. More worryingly, volumes are rising along with falling prices. This situation points to an increasingly rapid exit from cryptocurrencies, even though the process takes place without sharp dips. We see an orderly exit – a sure sign that downward sentiment may prevail. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index has collapsed to 11 The optimists, however, have something to hang on to. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index has collapsed to 11. Over the past year, the index has been at the current or lower level six times, and on each occasion, we have seen either consolidation or the start of a rally and a rebound. In March 2020, when the index similarly reached single digits, we saw an influx of long-term buyers. The current extreme fear may attract buyers who have been waiting for extreme oversold conditions to buy cryptocurrencies long term. In our case with Bitcoin, this could translate into a sharp acceleration of the sell-off after falling below $30K However, we note that the amplitude of crypto market fluctuations does not resemble either a capitulation of enthusiasts or a wave of stop orders triggering. Typically, a trend reversal is preceded by a sharp increase in momentum with the eventual resignation of those who stood against the trend. In our case with Bitcoin, this could translate into a sharp acceleration of the sell-off after falling below $30K, all the way to the $23K or even the $20K area. It is only from this level that major long-term buyers can be expected to emerge.
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Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Plunges, Is Crude Oil Endangered!? Awaiting Disney, AMC And Rivian Earnings | Soft US inflation could reverse risk appetite this week! | MarketTalk: What’s up today? | Swissquote

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 09.05.2022 11:05
Last week closed on a negative note, as US NFP data came in stronger-than-expected, revived Federal Reserve (Fed) hawks, and sent the major US indices lower. And the new week starts on a negative note, as well, after the Chinese Li Keqiang warned that the jobs situation in China is getting ‘complicated and grave’ as the government’s zero Covid policy is taking a heavy toll on the country’s economy, and impacts the rest of the world negatively, as well. But US inflation print due Wednesday could help improving investor sentiment this week, if the data confirms a slow down in US inflation from multi-decade high levels. The next natural target for Bitcoin bears is the $30K psychological support Oil is up this Monday on G7 commitment to ban Russian oil, but Saudis cut the price of their oil due to the Chinee slow down. The US 10-year yield gains field above 3% mark, and US dollar consolidates near two-decade highs. Bitcoin dived to the lowest levels since January over the weekend. The next natural target for Bitcoin bears is the $30K psychological support. The only thing that could reverse the dollar appreciation against majors, and Bitcoin is a soft inflation read on Wednesday! Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:33 Week starts moody 1:12 Oil up 3:00 Strong jobs revive Fed hawks, but soft CPI could calm them down! 5:06 Macro events of the week 6:46 Bitcoin hits lowest since January 8:03 Earnings calendar: Lordstown, AMC, Disney, Occidental Petroleum & Rivian 8:51 End of Rivian’s lockup period, beginning of new challenge Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020.
(BTC/USD) Bitcoin drops to 33k USD! Ether (ETH) Drops, Litecoin (LTC) Is Below The Technical Support, Cardano (ADA) ... What will the market do next? | by Geco.one

(BTC/USD) Bitcoin drops to 33k USD! Ether (ETH) Drops, Litecoin (LTC) Is Below The Technical Support, Cardano (ADA) ... What will the market do next? | by Geco.one

Geco One Geco One 09.05.2022 15:32
Bitcoin has fallen by more than $6,700 in recent days. It increased the range of the ongoing depreciation, which started on 28 March, to over $14,800 - nearly 31%. Counting from the all-time peak in November 2021, the BTC exchange rate dropped by almost $56,000, nearly 51%. Such a significant sale meant that you had to pay less than $34,000 for Bitcoin on Monday morning, one of the lowest levels since July 2021. Given that breaking one technical support level usually opens the door to further drops to the next support area, a decline in BTC below $34,500 could signal its continuation towards $29,500, which would be one of the lowest levels since early January 2021. Read next: Look At That! Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Has Plunged By 22%! Huge Drop Of ETH/USD (Ethereum Price) Price Is Here As Well! | FXMAG.COM The current Ethereum situation is also very interesting. The exchange rate of this cryptocurrency fell by more than $1,150 in just over a month, which was over 32%. These declines caused the ETH price to slide below the upward trend line. The subsequent sell-off also beat horizontal support of $2,735, and we also saw an attempt to go below $2,500 on Monday morning. Read next: Geco.one Crypto Update! Ether (ETH) Has Decreased By Ca. $750! Plunging (BTC/USD) Bitcoin Price! Bitcoin Has Fallen By More Than $4,000 In Recent Days, Solana (SOL) Is Below $100 | FXMAG.COM All this means that we could expect further depreciation of ETH to the region of $2350 soon. However, if this support is also defeated, then the price of this cryptocurrency could go even towards $1,750. It is only there that another significant support is found, in the vicinity of which we could expect a more substantial demand response. Looking at the Litecoin quotations, we can see that the price of this cryptocurrency has recently dropped below the technical support of $95. You currently have to pay around $90 for LTC, the lowest level since December 2020. Counting from the peaks of May 2021, the exchange rate of this cryptocurrency has already dropped by over 78%. As long as this sale continues, Litecoin could return to around $67 - only there is another important support. The current situation on the Polygon cryptocurrency prices is also interesting. Over the last five days, the Matic price has lowered by more than 22%, thus increasing the depreciation range that started on 31 March to over 47%. Counting from the peak of implant times on 27 December 2021, the price of this cryptocurrency has already plunged by 68.5%. Read next: What Is (DYDX)? dYdX Cryptocurrency Supporting Perpetual Trading - Altcoins of Interest | FXMAG.COM Such a large sell-off naturally led to several significant support zones, the last of which was at $1. If the market were to move towards another technical support now, we could see a return to the $0.69. It is only there that there is another barrier in the vicinity of which we could expect the emergence of greater demand response. We could also expect a continuation of declines in the Cardano quotations. Its price lowered since September last year by almost 78%. Such a significant sale meant that you had to pay just over $0.69 for this cryptocurrency, the lowest level since February 2021. As long as the sell-off continues, the ADA rate could drop as low as $0.40. You can watch the Market Analysis here: Start your Crypto trading adventure with https://app.geco.one
Sell in May and go away - 2022 version | Conotoxia

Sell in May and go away - 2022 version | Conotoxia

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 10.05.2022 11:11
Financial markets still seem to be discounting the prospects of more difficult and expensive capital raising after interest rate hikes and a weaker outlook for the economy with consumption falling due to inflation. For the first 10 days of the month alone, the German Dax fell by about 4 percent, the U.S. Nasdaq 100 by 3.7 percent, the S&P 500 by 2.5 percent Thus, the stock market saying sell in May and go away in 2022 sounds prophetic, as since the beginning of the month it has been hard to find financial assets that could gain in value. For the first 10 days of the month alone, the German Dax fell by about 4 percent, the U.S. Nasdaq 100 by 3.7 percent, the S&P 500 by 2.5 percent, and the DJIA by 1.5 percent. Silver has dipped by 4.5 percent, Meanwhile, since the beginning of the month, the U.S. dollar has gained 0.64 percent. The markets are therefore seeing a broad outflow into cash as part of the potential cash phase of the business cycle, which typically occurs before the bond phase, when these have reached the peak of their yields. This, in turn, may be related to the anticipation of interest rate hikes and a peak in inflation. Nevertheless, it can be added that today's financial market offers solutions that can allow trading both under the rise and also under the fall of financial asset prices, including cryptocurrencies. It is cryptocurrencies that may be the loudest again today, since the beginning of May brought a crash in this market. It is cryptocurrencies that may be the loudest again today, since the beginning of May brought a crash in this market. Tonight bitcoin was trading near of $29,000, which was the lowest value since the crash in May 2021. It is safe to say that history has repeated itself in May 2022, and the background seems very interesting. We are talking about the breaking of the stablecoin UST, which at one point was trading below $0.7. This in turn may have forced the release of bitcoin reserves, which were a hedge against a 1:1 UST to USD exchange rate and a massive supply of BTC tonight. The event was reminiscent of George Soros' breaking of the Bank of England or the release of the franc from the minimum exchange rate at 1.20 against the euro. Whether cryptocurrencies can recover from this remains an open question, as one of the stable coin foundations has been undermined Once again the financial market, this time in crypto, served up an event like we have never seen before and on a scale that has not been seen before. Whether cryptocurrencies can recover from this remains an open question, as one of the stable coin foundations has been undermined. Daniel Kostecki, Director of the Polish branch of Conotoxia Ltd. (Forex service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Crypto Prices: Check Bitcoin (BTC/USD), ETH, Solana (SOL) And Avalanche (AVAX Price). Bitcoin Price At 30K, Back To The Bottom Of The Long-Term Range | FxPro

Crypto Prices: Check Bitcoin (BTC/USD), ETH, Solana (SOL) And Avalanche (AVAX Price). Bitcoin Price At 30K, Back To The Bottom Of The Long-Term Range | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 10.05.2022 08:42
Bitcoin collapsed 9.5% on Monday and dipped temporarily below $30K in early trading on Tuesday, stabilising at $31.3K. Ethereum has lost 3.9% in the past 24 hours, while other leading altcoins in the top 10 have fallen from 8.7% (Solana, Cardano) to 12% (Avalanche). Bitcoin's dominance index rose 0.3% to 41.8% on more altcoin weakness Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, fell 7% overnight to $1.44 trillion. Bitcoin's dominance index rose 0.3% to 41.8% on more altcoin weakness. Terra and TerraUSD continue to lose ground The cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was down 1 point to 10 by Tuesday and remains in a state of "extreme fear", touching a low point for the seventh time in the past year. An even higher level of fear in the last four years that we have only seen in March 2020 and September 2019. The current plunge is a retouch of the lows made in January and July last year for the first cryptocurrency Terra and TerraUSD continue to lose ground. Against this backdrop, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) has committed $1.5bn to protect the "stability of UST and the Terra ecosystem as a whole". Stablecoin UST, designed to be as close to the value of the USD as possible, lost more than 30% at one point overnight. But at the time of writing, it is trading at a 14% discount to the US currency. The current plunge is a retouch of the lows made in January and July last year for the first cryptocurrency. This could look like a last line of defence for the bulls, who may try to push back from the lower end of the trading range since early January. However, many markets are on a similar informal frontier separating a correction from a potential collapse, so the situation in the crypto market could largely determine sentiment in the deeper debt and equity markets. As we can see, Ether and Bitcoin remain resilient and robust enough to make them somewhat of a safe harbour within the stormy crypto sea Judging by the dynamics of Stablecoin, the crypto market is undergoing one of its most massive tests of the entire market periphery, which could determine the credibility of the crypto market for many months or years to come. As we can see, Ether and Bitcoin remain resilient and robust enough to make them somewhat of a safe harbour within the stormy crypto sea. At the same time, the collapse in quotations has not yet affected miners' confidence in the cryptocurrency's future, as the BTC network's hash rate continues to grow. Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds, said that bitcoin should be in investors' portfolios. Still, the cryptocurrency itself is not a good competitor to gold in terms of inflation protection. But that could change in the next five to 10 years.
Weekly Crypto Analysis: Bitcoin Falls to Half Its Peak, Everything You Should Know Today | KuCoin

Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Falls And We're Wondering When The Bearish Market Ends... Weekly Crypto Analysis: Bitcoin Falls to Half Its Peak, Everything You Should Know Today | KuCoin

Kucoin Blog Kucoin Blog 10.05.2022 12:03
Table of Contents · Crypto Market Overview · Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers · News Highlights This Week · Bitcoin (BTC/USDT) Analysis on KuCoin Chart On Monday, cryptocurrency prices were in a slight bearish mode and the global crypto market cap was $1.60 trillion, down 3.36 percent from the previous day. Total crypto market volume fell 12.97 percent in the last 24 hours to $80.16 billion.   The total volume in DeFi was $9.10 billion, accounting for 11.35 percent of the total 24-hour volume in the crypto market. All stable coin volume was $74.84 billion, accounting for 93.35 percent of the total crypto market 24-hour volume.   Algorand (ALGO) and TRON (TRX), which increased by more than 20% and 15% respectively, were two major contributors to the gains. So let's take a quick look at the latest crypto market news and the technical outlook of Bitcoin.   Crypto Market Overview Bitcoin dominance is now sitting at 41.60%, down from 42.32% last week. The leading cryptocurrency by market was trading at $33,546.49 while Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has plunged by 14.24% in the past seven days. On Monday, it was trading at $2,433.30, a 4.49% surge in 24 hours.   Algorand (ALGO), TRON (TRX), and 1inch Network (1INCH), on the other hand, remained the top performers from the previous week. ALGO increased by more than 20% to trade at $0.072, while TRX increased by 20.72% in the last seven days to $0.08613. 1INCH, on the other hand, rose 11.53% to $1.29.   Cryptocurrency Market Heatmap | Source: Coin360   While ApeCoin (APE) maintained its bearish momentum, losing 31.72% to $11.14 in the last seven days. The crypto market's trading sentiment has shifted negatively due to risk-off sentiment, and digital assets are struggling to rise.   Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers Top Altcoin Gainers: ➢ Algorand (ALGO) âž  31.72% ➢ TRON (TRX) âž  27.05% ➢ 1inch Network (1INCH) âž  26.08%   Top Altcoin Losers: ➢ ApeCoin (APE) âž  31.72% ➢ Terra (LUNA) âž  27.05% ➢ Kava (KAVA) âž  26.08%   News Highlights Here are some of the events that made the previous week's crypto news section stand out:   Klein Finance Completed a Funding Round With KCC Chain and KuCoin-Ventures Klein Finance, a KCC (Kucoin Community Chain)-based stable coin liquidity provider and exchange platform, has announced the launch of its funding program. KuCoin Ventures and the KCC chain have already invested millions of dollars.   Klein Finance's project technology development is believed to be nearly complete, and the new funds will be used for project promotion and team expansion, as well as the subsequent opening of the technology and expansion of its structured products. Klein Finance's financing plan is said to be continuing.   Value Locked in DeFi Slides 17% to $182 Billion Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols have lost considerable value in the last month, with 17.77 percent shaving off the TVL in defi since April 8, 2022. Curve Finance, the largest DeFi protocol in TVL size, lost 16.55 percent in value over the last month, while Lido lost 13.28 percent. This month, Anchor's TVL is down 10.15 percent, Makerdao's TVL is down 20.48 percent, and Aave's TVL is down 21.12 percent.   Total Value Locked | Source: defillama   Aave's version three (v3) and Tron's Sunswap protocols saw significant 30-day TVL gains. The TVL in defi has lost 6.25 percent of its value in the last 24 hours, and the largest protocol by TVL today is Curve Finance. Curve's $17.24 billion TVL currently leads the aggregate by 9.46 percent as of Sunday afternoon (ET).   However, the drop in TVL is putting additional pressure on overall crypto trading sentiment, driving a bearish bias in the cryptocurrency market.   Bitcoin Extends Sell-Off as US Federal Reserve Hikes Fed Fund Rate by 50 Basis Points Bitcoin is tossing in profit and losses at $33,366 amid risk-off market sentiment. Since February, it fell to its lowest level and has dropped around 14 percent since last Monday. The digital asset has fluctuated between $33,000 and $48,000 since the beginning of the year. It was the last trading under $32,000 in July. Ether, Avalanche, and Solana have all dropped this week.   Bitcoin has largely traded in tandem with tech stocks; both the coin and the tech-centric Nasdaq 100 reached all-time highs in November and have since been on a volatile downward path. The Nasdaq 100 fell for the fifth week in a row.   The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate target by half a point to 0.75 percent -1 percent during its May 2022 meeting, the second consecutive rate hike and the largest increase in borrowing costs since 2000, in an effort to combat rising inflation.   The central bank also stated that further increases in the target range will be appropriate, with Chair Powell indicating 50 basis point hikes in the coming meetings.   On June 1st, the Fed will also begin reducing asset holdings on its $9 trillion balance sheet. For the first three months, the plan will roll off $30 billion in Treasuries and $17.5 billion in mortgage-backed securities per month, increasing to $60 billion and $35 billion for mortgages per month.   On the economic front, policymakers noted that the invasion of Ukraine and related events are adding to inflationary pressures and are likely to stifle economic activity. Furthermore, COVID-related supply chain disruptions in China are likely to exacerbate.   Risk-off Sentiment Drives Downtrend in Crypto and Stocks The market's trading sentiment has shifted to bearish or risk-off, as investors seek to invest in risk-free securities rather than risky assets such as stocks and cryptocurrencies. With an increase in interest rates, companies that use debt financing must pay higher interest rates, reducing their profitability. As a result, investors who want to receive dividends or capital gains tend to sell their securities or stocks on the stock exchange.   Traders redirect their investments to less risky assets such as government bonds and treasury bills. As we recently learned, there is a positive correlation between the global stock markets and cryptocurrency prices. As a result, a drop in the stock market is causing a drop in cryptocurrencies. Check out the KuCoin trading strategies for surviving a cryptocurrency crash.   Fear and Greed Index Signals Extreme Fear, Cryptos on a Downtrend The Crypto fear and greed index analyzes emotions and sentiments from various sources and condenses them into a single number. The Fear & Greed Index for Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies is calculated daily. The crypto market sentiment shows a score of 11, indicating a strong bearish sentiment across the investors.   Fear & Greed Index | Source: Alternative   On Monday, the fear and greed index continues to exhibit extreme fear, indicating a bearish bias among cryptocurrency traders is getting weaker. Extreme fear can indicate over-anxious investors. It could be a good time to buy as cryptocurrency markets are in an oversold zone. So, look for buying positions as the bulls may enter soon.   Bitcoin (BTC/USDT) Analysis on KuCoin Chart Bitcoin is trading at $33,600, with a strong bearish bias. On the daily timeframe, the BTC/USDT is heading south to retest the major support level of $32,990. Since the BTC/USDT has formed a bearish engulfing pattern, the odds of a downtrend continuation remain pretty high.   Furthermore, the candlestick pattern "Three Black Crows" also signaled a solid bearish trend. The RSI and MACD are holding under 50 and 0, respectively, indicating a selling trend. Hence, a downward breakout of the 32,990 support level exposes the BTC/USDT price towards the $29,050 level.   BTC/USDT Chart on the Daily Timeframe | Source: KuCoin   On the upside, the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin’s immediate resistance stays at the $37,400 level. A spike in demand, and a slice through the $37,400 level exposes Bitcoin towards $40,000 or $42,600 levels.   Did you know that KuCoin offers premium TradingView charts to all its clients? With this, you can step up your Bitcoin technical analysis and easily identify various crypto chart patterns.       Sign up on KuCoin, and start trading today! Follow us on Twitter >>> https://twitter.com/kucoincom Join us on Telegram >>> https://t.me/Kucoin_Exchange Download KuCoin App >>> https://www.kucoin.com/download Also, Subscribe to our Youtube Channel >>>Listen to 60s Podcast Source: KuCoin
Bitcoin – Massive Support

End Of Crypto Crash? Price Of Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Massive Support

Craig Erlam Craig Erlam 11.05.2022 08:40
Will it break this time? It goes without saying that it’s been a pretty torrid six months for bitcoin since hitting all-time highs close to $69,000. Soaring inflation has forced central banks around the world into action and at the most aggressive pace since the global financial crisis. What’s more, there’s much more to come, so much so that recessions may well be on the cards. Risky assets have been pummelled as a result, few more so than the ultimate risk asset – bitcoin. Cryptos are no strangers to volatility, even the likes of which we’re currently witnessing, with bitcoin now more than 50% from its highs. But is this time different? They haven’t had to contend with aggressive rate hikes and widespread risk aversion in the way we’re seeing now. At one time, bitcoin was being called a safe haven, an inflation hedge, and a deflation hedge, among other things. Right now, it’s clear it’s a risk asset and one that could be in for a lot more pain if a key support level is broken. We’ve seen $30,000 tested many times before and each time it has rallied strongly from that level – there have been brief moves below but they’ve always been short-lived – establishing it as a critical level of support in the process. If that level significantly breaks, it could be a real blow and we could see sentiment turn far more negative rapidly. Below here, there’s no obvious support until $20,000 with $24,000 perhaps offering some reprieve. The reason is the rally after breaking above $20,000 was so aggressive it took only 17 days to hit $30,000 and it’s barely traded below since. Could we see a repeat in reverse? This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.
Avalanche Price Declined By 10.8%, Ether (ETH) Has Gone Up A Little Bit, Bitcoin Price stabilised but has trouble to reverse strongly | FxPro

Avalanche Price Declined By 10.8%, Ether (ETH) Has Gone Up A Little Bit, Bitcoin Price stabilised but has trouble to reverse strongly | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 11.05.2022 10:01
Bitcoin added a symbolic 0.1% on Tuesday, ending the day around $31K and adding another $500 this morning. Ethereum has been adding 0.2% in the past 24 hours. Other leading altcoins from the top 10 showed mixed dynamics, ranging from a 10.8% decline (Avalanche) to a 0.2% gain (Binance Coin). The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, declined 1.6% overnight to $1.42 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index rose 0.4% to 42.2%. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index added 2 points to 12 by Wednesday, starting recovery from an area where it rarely lingered. Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson has announced the beginning of new crypto winter Although Bitcoin managed to close Tuesday’s trading with a proper strengthening, a powerful offensive did not happen, as bull buying was choked again by stock market pessimism. It remains a situation where the stock or debt markets will determine whether we see another rebound from the critical $30K level or a failure of support and a complete surrender of the buyers. Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson has announced the beginning of new crypto winter. However, he does not see any factors that could trigger the market to rebound soon. Read more: Making Interest On Crypto Holdings!? Aqru: Cryptocurrency Staking Platform | FXMAG.COM Cryptocurrency investment company Galaxy Digital reported a net loss of $111.7 million for the first quarter of this year. Galaxy Digital founder Mike Novogratz allowed bitcoin to decline further in the coming quarters due to the negativity on Wall Street. Meanwhile, last week saw an influx of institutional investors into crypto funds after four weeks of capital withdrawals. El Salvador has bought another 500 bitcoins at an average of $30,744 MicroStrategy chief executive Michael Saylor said it has no plans to sell its cryptocurrency reserves. He said bitcoin would have to fall below $3562 for the firm to have insufficient assets to secure loans. El Salvador has bought another 500 bitcoins at an average of $30,744 amid a fall in the crypto market. Last autumn, the country’s recognition of BTC as legal tender was a landmark event for the global economy.
Cautious optimism

ECB's Lagarde Teases Rate Hike, Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Defends From Deep Plunge

Craig Erlam Craig Erlam 11.05.2022 17:06
Stock markets are pushing cautiously higher again on Wednesday as investors await a huge inflation report from the US ahead of the open on Wall Street. The report is expected to be the first that will indicate inflation has peaked and a sharp decline is underway. That doesn’t mean inflation is expected to return to target any time soon but it will come as a massive relief to investors, households and businesses alike after months of watching price pressures accelerate higher. The fear is that the data today doesn’t tell us what we want to hear. A slower deceleration or worse, none at all, would be an enormous blow and I expect equity markets would feel the full effects of it. The extent to which that would be the case would obviously depend on how bad the data is. On the flip side, considering the shock to equity markets recently, a low reading that marks the end of the ascent and falls in line with the view that price pressures will ease considerably in the months ahead could be very positive for stock markets. Investors will be hoping the inflation data can provide a tailwind for equity markets for the rest of the year and perhaps even allow for interest rate expectations to be pared back. There may be some scarring from the last six months which may stop investors from getting too excited initially but indices are at a steep discount now after recent moves and a low inflation reading could tempt some back in. Lagarde drops subtle rate hike hint After months of pushback, it seems the ECB is forming a consensus around raising interest rates in the coming months. Noises from policymakers in recent weeks have alluded to that and Christine Lagarde today ever so slightly deviated from her policy of ambiguity to hint at the possibility of a July hike. That would align with where markets stand on the lift-off and make the ECB the latest central bank to abandon its transitory argument and belatedly start tightening. Whether Europe will pay the price for their hesitation, as may be the case in the UK, US, New Zealand and many other countries, isn’t clear. It may well depend on how swiftly it agrees to raise rates and how entrenched inflation becomes. There’s no doubt they don’t quite have the problem the UK and US have, for example. Bitcoin stays above crucial support as Terra plunges Bitcoin survived a brief dip below USD 30,000 on Tuesday and is making small gains so far today, easing pressure on the critical support in the process. It could have been much worse for bitcoin if it got caught up in the Terra debacle, which is down more than 50% on the day despite being a stablecoin by definition. That it hasn’t sent shockwaves throughout the broader crypto space will come as a relief to bitcoin HODLers for now. But that could change and a break below USD 30,000 could make them very uncomfortable. For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar: www.marketpulse.com/economic-events/ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.
Crypto Crash!? Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Managed A Small Bounce In The Bear Trend, (XRP) Ripple broke the 100 week moving average at 6700/6750 | DayTradeIdeas | 12/05/2022

Crypto Crash!? Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Managed A Small Bounce In The Bear Trend, (XRP) Ripple broke the 100 week moving average at 6700/6750 | DayTradeIdeas | 12/05/2022

Jason Sen Jason Sen 12.05.2022 10:47
Bitcoin managed a small bounce in the bear trend to my 32000/32100 level & collapsed again as expected in the bear trend. Obviously outlook remains negative. Ripple broke the 100 week moving average at 6700/6750 & then 9 month trend line support at 5680/40 as predicted for another sell signal targeting 4300/4250. No trouble hitting that target!! We have hit 3450 & of course the outlook remains negative with further significant losses expected. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM Ethereum broke the 500 day moving average at 2800/2750 as predicted for an important sell signal hitting all downside targets as far as 1920. A huge profit ion shorts & outlook remains negative with further significant losses expected as panic sets in. Today's Analysis Bitcoin break below 28600 is our next important sell signal as we hit 27000. Huge profits on our shorts this week. Further losses are expected of course, as we look for 25800/700 & 24400/200, eventually as far as 21900/700. Gains are likely to be limited as I always write!! Resistance at 28800/29000 & 30000/30200. Read next: (BTC) Bitcoin’s Price Tanks Along With Equities. U.S. Stock Market Awaits CPI Report, Poor Performance From The FTSE 100.  Ripple panic has set in & I imagine stops have been triggered after important levels were broken as we target 3400, 3200, 300 & eventually 2500. Huge profits on our shorts this week. Ethereum crashed after my new sell signal to my target of 1920. Next target is the 8 month trend line support at 1800/1700. I would not try longs myself. A break below here is obviously another important sell signal. Losses could then accelerate to the downside. We could hit 1300 very quickly. Gains are likely to be limited with strong resistance at 2100/2200. Shorts need stops above 2300. 2900/2950. Shorts need stops above 3000. A break higher is a medium term buy signal.   To subscribe to this report please visit daytradeideas.co.uk or email jason@daytradeideas.co.uk
(USDT) Tether's Not That Stable? JPY Goes Higher, How Will It Perform Against US Dollar? | Saxo Bank

(USDT) Tether's Not That Stable? JPY Goes Higher, How Will It Perform Against US Dollar? | Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 12.05.2022 15:42
Summary:  Fires are springing up everywhere and it feels like markets are under siege, but the volatility curve doesn’t even look particularly alarming yet. We focus on the areas that could continue to keep markets on tilt, including the breaking of the largest "stable" coin Tether already in evidence today after Bitcoin melted through a huge chart level yesterday, the Hong Kong dollar peg under pressure, the Tesla-Bitcoin-Ark triangle, etc. In FX, the focus is on the jolt higher in the JPY even more so than the ongoing USD strength, while commodity traders have it relatively easy on the volatility front. Today's pod features Peter Garnry on equities, Ole Hansen on commodities and John J. Hardy hosting and on FX. Listen to today’s podcast and have a look at today’s slide deck. Follow Saxo Market Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher If you are not able to find the podcast on your favourite podcast app when searching for Saxo Market Call, please drop us an email at marketcall@saxobank.com and we'll look into it.   Read next: Saxo Bank: Markets are assessing the global growth outlook and the pace of Fed tightening| FXMAG.COM   Questions and comments, please! We invite you to send any questions and comments you might have for the podcast team. Whether feedback on the show's content, questions about specific topics, or requests for more focus on a given market area in an upcoming podcast, please get in touch at marketcall@saxobank.com.   Read next: Philip Morris Buys Match, Fed Members Spills The Tea And Gold Price Nears Quite Low Values | Saxo Bank| FXMAG.COM   Source: Saxo Bank
Will GBP Stay Unchanged? How Will Euro (EUR) To US Dollar (EUR/USD) React To CPI Releases!?

Fast rising U.S. CPI data adds to equity market woes | Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 12.05.2022 16:22
Summary:  The larger than expected April U.S. CPI and core CPI reversed the attempt of the equity market to rebound and brought major U.S. equity indices firmly back onto their down trends. The surprising strength in services is particularly worrying and the money market is pricing in 143 bp hikes (i.e. almost three 50 bp hikes) in the next three FOMC meetings. What’s happening in markets? What spooked markets overnight was US inflation rose more than expected, which gives the Fed more ammunition to rise rates (more than they mapped out). Rising rates will cause further carnage, as when rates rise, bond yields tend to rise, which may trigger the US 10-year bond yield, to rise back over 3%,  (which is a better yield than the Nasdaq and S&P500 combined – just think about that for a second). As such the Nasdaq (with an average dividend yield of 0.9%) continued to fall and lost 3.2%. The Tech heavy index is down 28% from its high, and the technical indicators suggest it will likely continue to fall on a weekly and monthly basis, which supports our bearish fundamental view. The S&P500 lost 1.7% on Wednesday, (it has an average dividend yield of 1.66%). The U.S. treasury yield curve flattened 13 bps since yesterday’s CPI release.  The 10-year yield fell 10 bps to 2.89% while the 2-year yield rose 3 bps to 2.64%. It is worthwhile to note that the 10-year yield has fallen 30 bps in just three days from its May 9 high of 3.20%.  The treasury market is sending signals of investors being worried about a sharper slow-down in the U.S. economy.  In Australia, the Aussie share market fell 1% and hit a support level 6,991 points, but energy companies hit new highs. If the ASX200 falls further bellow this level, it could fall 2.2% to the next support (at 6,837 points). The technical indicators, suggest this could occur, with the MACD and RSI suggesting a weekly and monthly could pull back. We ideally need to see better than expected news to break the cycle. All in all though, it’s worthwhile continuing to back those stocks that are outperforming and are likely to outperform this trajectory, with rising cashflow and earnings growth. Just take a look at today’s best performing stocks as an example. In Energy there is Ampol (ALD) up 3.5% with its shares hitting a 2-year high, and Viva Energy (VEA) up 3% to its highest level since 2019. China and Hong Kong equity markets rebounded from their lows. After a weak opening, stocks traded in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen rebounded from their lows.  Hang Seng Index (HSI.I) was down  1% and CSI300 (000300.I) recouped all its early loss to close the morning session flat.  Infrastructure related A share, in particular county seat modernization names rallied.  Sunac China, China’s 4th largest property developer, failed to make a coupon payment of a dollar bond.  The news pushed down the shares of other Chinese developers traded in Hong Kong. Asia stocks follow Wall Street down. Japan’s Nikkei (NI225.I) was down 1% in the Asian morning following US CPI release overnight and the slide in US indices overnight. Steel makers like Japan Steel (5631) and Kobe Steel (5406) surged in a big way after earnings results and profit outlook was better than expected. Singapore’s STI Index (ES3) was also in the red. Singtel (Z74) was up over 1% leading on the index as it broadened its 5G network to underground metro line. Chinese electric car maker Nio (NIO) is going to start trading on the Singapore stock exchange form May 20. FX range trading continues. The USD had a hard time reacting to the US inflation print, suggesting range trading patterns may continue for now. While USDJPY slipped below 130 on lower real yields, EUR was still unable to overcome inflation and growth worries even with Lagarde hinting at a rate hike for July on stickier inflation, it dipped slightly to remain above 1.05 support. AUDUSD’s move above 0.7000 was not sustained and NZDUSD returned to sub-0.6300. GBPUSD is making a steadier move below 1.2300 ahead of UK GDP release. What to consider? US inflation may have peaked but the descent will be slow and painful. April U.S. CPI came at 8.3% YoY.  Core CPI, which excludes food & energy,  was 6.2% higher from a year ago.  Reiterating what we said in this piece, while headline inflation may be showing signs of peaking as base effects turn, it is likely to stay at these elevated levels. It was important to note that the 0.6% monthly increase of Core CPI  has brought inflation back to the uncomfortably high 0.5%-0.6% range from October 2021 to February 2022, after a temporary moderation in March.  Another worrying sign was the +0.7% core service price, which was the highest since 1990. Regular rents and owner-equivalent rents rose faster than expected and prices of reopening related spending, such as airfares and hotel lodging rose sharply. The US consumer remains very strong, which gives pricing power to companies. Services inflation will also broaden further, suggesting we are in for a higher-for-longer mode. Take into the mix, a prolonged war, sustained disruptions from China and still-tight labor market. This means Fed’s hawkish rhetoric is set to stay. The money market has moved towards pricing in a 50bp hike in the Sept FOMC on top of the two 50bp moves anticipated for June and July. Oil bulls pin their ears back: Both the Saudi oil Chief and UAE have warned that all energy sectors are running out of capacity, which supports our view that the oil price will hit higher levels over the longer term and also once China is out of lockdown. That being said, Saudi Aramco (ARAMCO) has strengthened regardless, along with many other oil companies, as their cashflows are rising at record paces. ARAMCO has now overtaken Apple as the world’s most valuable company. As we have been saying for some time now, it’s wise to consider revisiting oil stocks and oil ETFs. For instance, the ETF OOO that tracks the oil price, looks like it could break above a key trigger level and re-enter another uptrend, so that’s worth consideration. Also have a look at your favorite large oil stocks with rising earnings growth. Malaysia’s rate hike will be a signal for the region. Bank Negara Malaysia started the rate hike cycle yesterday as we had expected, turning away from its patient stance in April. This comes on the back of a similar rate increase decision from the Reserve Bank of India last week in an out-of-cycle meeting. Ringgit interest rate swaps are now pricing in over 75-basis points of rate hikes over the next 6 months. This similar surge in hawkish pricing is being seen across emerging Asia, suggesting more pain for EM bonds. Potential trading ides that could be worth your consideration? US dollar and US dollar ETFs move higher. As mentioned last week the USD dollar is supported higher along with US dollar ETFS. The Invesco USD Index Bullish Fund ETF closed at a brand new record high overnight. BetaShares USD ETF is also hitting higher levels and looks like. As previously mentioned, also as our head of FX Strategy also said, we are bullish on the USD, as higher volatility and bond yield are expected. This supports the USD and USD ETFs. BTC s in a bearish long term downtrend pressured by long term yield rising. For investors it could be worth considering shorting Bitcoin given rates are likely to continue to rise for now. Buy USDHKD 12-month forward. HKD interest rates are set to rise towards or even go above those of the USD as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) withdraw HKD liquidity in its move to buy HKD against USD.  As the USDHKD spot rate touches 7.85, which is the weak-side convertibility undertaking of the HKMA, the HKMA intervened by buying HKD versus the dollar this morning.  Given the strength of the US dollar and the weak economic sentiment in Hong Kong and the mainland, it is likely that the HKMA will have to continue to intervene and withdraw HKD liquidity further.  Given the ample ammunition that the HKMA has in defending HKD’s Linked-exchange Rate Regime, investors who are interested in betting on persistent weakness in the HKD would be better off to take a long position of USDHKD 12-month forward (currently at around 7.83) which can go up as HKD interest rate rise even when the spot being capped at 7.85.  Key economic releases this week: Thursday: India April CPI, US April PPI Friday: US Univ of Michigan sentiment, US import price index   Key earnings release this week: Thursday: Verbund, KBC Group, Brookfield, Fortum, Siemens, Allianz, Merck, Hapag-Lloyd, RWE, Atlantia, Snam, NTT, SoftBank Group, Aegon, Naturgy Energy, Motorola Solutions Friday: Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Honda Motor, Alibaba   For a global look at markets – tune into our Podcast.  Source: Saxo Bank
Ether (ETH), (BTC) Bitcoin, LUNA, NFT - They All Plunges! Crypto Market Crash Aka "Cryptogeddon" | Conotoxia

Ether (ETH), (BTC) Bitcoin, LUNA, NFT - They All Plunge! Crypto Market Crash Aka "Cryptogeddon" | Conotoxia

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 12.05.2022 17:55
George Soros' speculative attack on the Bank of England, the removal of the EUR/CHF minimum exchange rate and finally the collapse of Lehman Brothers - these are the events of the classical financial world, the scale of which may reflect what is currently happening in the world of cryptocurrencies. Unexpected factors like war could have led to price declines Sentiment in the cryptocurrency market seemed to have already deteriorated since last autumn, which could also correlate with the traditional stock markets that are part of the riskier asset category. Expectations of interest rate hikes, the cash phase of the business cycle in anticipation of higher inflation and lower GDP growth, or later, unexpected factors like war could have led to price declines. However, the current events, are no longer just a simple correction, but a true test of the entire crypto-system. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM The collapse of the NFT market The breakdown of the Terra ecosystem by detaching the 1:1 convertibility of UST to USD, the fall of its main token - Luna, from over $100 a piece to a dozen cents, the collapse of the NFT market, the attempt to detach the convertibility of the largest stablecoin USDT from 1:1 to USD, and the massive discounts of bitcoin and ethereum, the largest cryptocurrencies - these are all events that happen at once, and in a very short time, and the market is trying to cope with them. This, in turn, can cause extreme fear among cryptocurrency holders similar, perhaps, to the fear in the eyes of tech company stock holders when the dot-com bubble burst. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM On the occasion of the prior cycle, the price of BTC fell from around $19,000 to around $3,000 Nevertheless, anyone who participates in the cryptocurrency market must also be aware of its cyclicality, especially when it comes to bitcoin and halving cycles. From this perspective, a classic bear market may currently be forming ahead of the next halving, which is expected to occur in March 2024. From a historical perspective, it is during the time occurring between the two halving cycles (the previous one was in 2020) that the biggest correction in the BTC price may occur. On the occasion of the prior cycle, the price of BTC fell from around $19,000 to around $3,000. If this is compared to bitcoin's peak in 2021 around $70,000, then even a drop to $11,000 would not be out of the ordinary. However, never before has the cryptocurrency ecosystem been as extensive as it is now, nor has it been as large as it is now, hence perhaps the scale of the repricing in the cycle may not be as significant as before. Daniel Kostecki, Director of the Polish branch of Conotoxia Ltd. (Forex service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Binance Academy: Value Of (BTC) Bitcoin Explained. Fiat Money - What Is It?

Binance Academy Binance Academy 12.05.2022 17:36
TL;DR Bitcoin derives its value from a variety of different attributes. Ultimately, both crypto and fiat currencies have value because of trust. As long as society believes in the fiat system, money will continue to have value. We can say the same for Bitcoin: it has value because users believe it does, but there is more to consider. Unlike fiat, Bitcoin has no central bank, and its decentralized structure allowed for the creation of a unique financial system. Blockchain technology offers a great deal of security, utility, and other benefits. It also provided a revolutionary way of dealing with the transfer of value globally. In many ways, Bitcoin can also act as a store of value similar to gold. Introduction One of the biggest struggles for newcomers to crypto is grasping how and why a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin (BTC) can have value. The coin is digital, has no physical asset backing it up, and the concept of mining can be very confusing. In a sense, mining creates new bitcoins out of thin air. In practice, though, successful mining requires a very costly investment. But how can all of this make BTC valuable? Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM Think about the money we all use daily. There’s no longer gold or assets backing up our banknotes. Money that we borrow often exists only as numbers on a screen, thanks to fractional reserve banking. Governments and central banks like the Federal Reserve can create new money and increase its supply through economic mechanisms. Although there are remarkable differences, BTC, as a digital form of money, shares some similarities with the fiat money we are all used to. So, let’s discuss first the value of fiat money before we dive into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Learn more on Binance.com Why does money have value? In short, what gives money value is trust. Essentially, money is a tool used to exchange value. Any object could be used as money, as long as the local community accepts it as payment for goods and services. In the early days of human civilization, we had all kinds of objects being used as money - from rocks to seashells. What is fiat money? Fiat money is the one issued and officialized by a government. Today, our society exchanges value through the use of paper notes, coins, and digital numbers on our bank accounts (which also define how much credit or debt we have).   Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM In the past, people could go to the bank to exchange their paper money for gold or other precious metals. Back then, this mechanism ensured that currencies like the U.S. dollar had their value tied to an equivalent amount in gold. However, the gold standard was abandoned by the majority of nations and is no longer the basis of our monetary systems.  After removing a currency's ties to gold, we now use fiat money without any backing. This uncoupling gave governments and central banks more freedom to adopt monetary policies and affect the money supply. Some of the main characteristics of fiat are: It’s issued by a central authority or government. It has no inherent value. It’s not backed by gold nor any other commodity. It has an unlimited potential supply. Why does fiat have value? With the removal of the gold standard, we seemingly have a currency without value. Money does, however, still pay for our food, bills, rent, and other items. As we discussed, money derives its value from collective trust. Therefore, a government needs to firmly back and successfully manage a fiat currency to succeed and maintain a high level of trust. It’s easy to see how this breaks down when faith in a government or central bank is lost due to hyperinflation and inefficient monetary policies, as seen in Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Why does crypto have value? Cryptocurrencies have some things in common with our standard idea of money, but there are some remarkable differences. Although some crypto like PAXG are pegged to commodities like gold, most cryptocurrencies have no underlying asset. Instead, trust once again plays a significant role in the value of a cryptocurrency. For example, people see value in investing in Bitcoin, knowing that others also trust Bitcoin and accept BTC as a payment system and medium of exchange. For some cryptocurrencies, utility is also an important factor. To access certain services or platforms, you may need to use a utility token. A service in high demand will therefore provide value to its utility token. Not all cryptocurrencies are the same, so their value really depends on the features of each coin, token, or project.   Read next: Binance Academy: Crypto Fear And Greed Index Explained| FXMAG.COM When it comes to Bitcoin, we can narrow it down to six features that we’ll discuss in more detail later: utility, decentralization, distribution, systems of trust, scarcity, and security. What is intrinsic value? A lot of the discussion regarding Bitcoin’s worth is whether it has any intrinsic value. But what does this mean? If we look at a commodity like oil, it has intrinsic value in producing energy, plastics, and other materials. Stocks also have intrinsic value, as they represent equity in a company producing goods or services. In fact, many investors perform fundamental analysis in an attempt to calculate an asset’s intrinsic value. On the other hand, fiat money has no intrinsic value because it’s just a piece of paper. As we’ve seen, its value derives from trust. The traditional financial system has many investment options that carry intrinsic value, from commodities to stocks. Forex markets are an exception as they deal with fiat currencies, and traders often profit from short or mid-term exchange rate swings. But what about Bitcoin? Why is Bitcoin valuable? The value of Bitcoin is a subjective topic with many differing opinions. Of course, one could say that the market price of Bitcoin is its value. However, that doesn’t exactly answer our question. What’s more important is why people judge it to have value in the first place. Let’s dig a bit deeper into some of the characteristics that make Bitcoin valuable. Bitcoin’s value in utility One of the major benefits of Bitcoin is its ability to quickly transfer large amounts of value worldwide without the need for intermediaries. While it can be relatively expensive to send a small amount of BTC due to fees, it’s also possible to send millions of dollars cheaply. Here, you can see a Bitcoin transaction worth around $45,000,000 (USD) sent with a fee of just under $50 (as of June 2021).     While Bitcoin isn’t the only network that makes this possible, it’s still the largest, safest, and most popular. The Lightning Network also makes small transactions possible as a layer two application. But regardless of the amount, being able to make borderless transactions is certainly valuable. Bitcoin’s value in decentralization Decentralization is one of the key features of cryptocurrencies. By cutting out central authorities, blockchains give more power and freedom to the community of users. Anyone can help improve the Bitcoin network due to its open-source nature.  Even the cryptocurrency’s monetary policy works in a decentralized manner. The work of miners, for example, involves verifying and validating transactions, but it also ensures that new bitcoins are added into the system at a predictable, steady rate. Bitcoin’s decentralization gives it a very robust and secure system. No single node on the network can make decisions on everyone’s behalf. Transaction validation and protocol updates all need to have group consensus, protecting Bitcoin from mismanagement and abuse. Bitcoin’s value in distribution By allowing as many people as possible to participate, the Bitcoin network improves its overall security. The more nodes connected to Bitcoin's distributed network, the more value it gets. In distributing the ledger of transactions across different users, there’s no need to rely on a single source of truth. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM Without distribution, we can have multiple versions of the truth that are difficult to verify. Think about a document sent via email that a team is working on. As the team sends the document among themselves, they create different versions with different states that can be difficult to track. Also, a centralized database is more susceptible to cyber-attacks and outages than a distributed one. It’s not uncommon to have issues using a credit card because of a server issue. A cloud-based system like the one of Bitcoin is maintained by thousands of users around the world, making it much more efficient and secure. Bitcoin’s value in systems of trust Bitcoin’s decentralization is a huge network benefit, but it still needs some safeguarding. Getting users to cooperate on any large, decentralized network is always a challenge. To solve this problem, known as the Byzantine General’s Problem, Satoshi Nakamoto implemented a Proof of Work consensus mechanism that rewards positive behavior.  Trust is an essential part of any valuable item or commodity. Losing trust in a central bank is disastrous for a nation's currency. Likewise, to use international money transfers, we have to trust the financial institutions involved. There is more inbuilt trust in Bitcoin's operations than other systems and assets we use daily. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM However, Bitcoin users don't need to trust each other. They only need to trust Bitcoin's technology, which has proven to be very reliable and secure and the source code is open for anyone to see. Proof of Work is a transparent mechanism that anyone can verify and check themselves. It’s easy to see the value here in generating consensus that is almost always error-free. Bitcoin’s value in scarcity Inbuilt within Bitcoin's framework is a limited supply of 21,000,000 BTC. No more will be available once Bitcoin miners mine the last coin around 2140. While traditional commodities like gold, silver, and oil are limited, we find new reserves every year. These discoveries make it difficult to calculate their exact scarcity.  Once we have mined all BTC, Bitcoin should, in theory, be deflationary. As users lose or burn coins, the supply will decrease and likely cause an increase in price. For this reason, holders see a lot of value in Bitcoin's scarcity. Bitcoin's scarcity has also led to the popular Stock to Flow model. The model attempts to predict BTC's future value based upon Bitcoin mining per year and the overall stock. When back-tested, it quite accurately models the price curve that we have seen so far. According to this model, the main driving force in Bitcoin's price is its scarcity. By having a possible relationship between price and scarcity, holders find value in using Bitcoin as a store of value. We'll dive further into this concept at the end of the article.   Bitcoin’s value in security In terms of keeping your invested funds safe, there aren’t many other options that provide as much security as Bitcoin. If you follow the best practices, then your funds are incredibly secure. In developed countries, you can easily take for granted the security offered by banks. But for many people, financial institutions cannot provide them the protection they need, and holding large amounts of cash can be very risky. Malicious attacks to the Bitcoin network require owning more than 51% of current mining power, making coordination on this scale almost impossible. The probability of a successful attack on Bitcoin is extremely low, and even if it happens, it won’t last long. The only real threats to the storage of your BTC are: Fraud and phishing attacks Losing your private key Storing your BTC in a compromised custodial wallet where you don’t own the private key By following best practices to make sure the above doesn’t happen, you should have a level of security that exceeds even your bank. The best part is that you don’t even have to pay to keep your crypto safe. And unlike banks, there are no daily or monthly limits. Bitcoin allows you to have full control over your money. Bitcoin as a store of value Most of the characteristics already described also make Bitcoin a good fit as a store of value. Precious metals, U.S. dollars, and government bonds are more traditional options, but Bitcoin is gaining a reputation as a modern alternative and digital gold. For something to be a good store of value, it needs: Durability: So long as there are still computers maintaining the network, Bitcoin is 100% durable. BTC cannot be destroyed like physical cash and is, in fact, more durable than fiat currencies and precious metals. Portability: As a digital currency, Bitcoin is incredibly portable. All you need is an Internet connection and your private keys to access your BTC holdings from anywhere. Divisibility: Each BTC is divisible into 100,000,000 satoshis, allowing users to make transactions of all sizes. Fungibility: Each BTC or satoshi is interchangeable with another. This aspect allows the cryptocurrency to be used as an exchange of value with others globally. Scarcity: There will only ever be 21,000,000 BTC in existence, and millions are already lost forever. Bitcoin’s supply is much more limited than inflationary fiat currencies, where the supply increases over time. Acceptability: There's been widespread adoption of BTC as a payment method for individuals and companies, and the blockchain industry just continues to grow every day. If you want to explore the topic a bit more, check out Is Bitcoin a Store of Value?. Closing thoughts There is, unfortunately, no single and neat answer as to why Bitcoin has value. The cryptocurrency has the key aspects of many assets with worth, like precious metals and fiat, but doesn't fit into an easily identifiable box. It acts like money without government backing and has scarcity like a commodity even though it's digital.  A general lack of knowledge and misunderstanding has led some to question whether Bitcoin has any value at all. With words like "scam" and "Ponzi scheme" used, it's easy to see that some people have unfounded fears. But, ultimately, Bitcoin runs on a very secure network and the cryptocurrency has a considerable amount of value placed on it by its community, investors, and traders.
BTC update for June 30,.2022 - Breakout of the bearish flag pattern in the background

(BTC) Bitcoins Price Crashes, Could The Nasdaq Be In Recovery Mode?, (GBP/USD) Bullish Market Sentiment For The Pound Sterling Against The USD

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 12.05.2022 17:31
Summary: Rising inflation and hawkish reserve banks left investors risk averse. No particular news driving the stock price turn around for the market. Read next: Stock Market Showing Signs Of Slight Recovery Amidst U.S CPI Report Release  Bitcoins prices crashing The price of Bitcoin crashed almost 7% during the trading day on Thursday. The reason for this seems to be the same as what is happening with investors on the wider financial market, investors are turning risk averse and selling off their Bitcoin holdings in the wake of economic insecurity. The current crash is dropped lower than the value during the crash in July 2021. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM The Fed’s increasing interest rates was an initial driver for investor sentiment to change bearish, the increasing interest rates made it more expensive to make bets on the financial markets. Investors are less confident in the ability of cryptocurrencies to hold their value as regulators battle rising inflation. Bitcoin USD Price Chart GBP likely to weaken further According to dailyfx.com, investors are betting on the Pound Sterling to strengthen against the US Dollar. The information the market has right now is that the UK economy is slowing, and likely to enter into a period of stagflation, this will likely cause the value of the GBP to weaken further. The future value of the GBP is not looking too bright. Nasdaq turns around. The Nasdaq has seen poor market performance during the trading week. However, during trading on Thursday, we have seen the stock price for the Nasdaq turn around. According to finance.yahoo.com, there does not seem to be any particular news driving this stock turn around. Nasdaq Price Chart Read next: Tech Stocks Plunging!? Trade Desk Earnings Announcement Pushes Tech Giant Stock Down, Russian Ruble Strengthening and Ford Motor Co.  Sources: slate.com, poundsterlinglive.com, finance.yahoo.com
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The ugly crypto meltdown | MarketTalk: What’s up today? | Swissquote

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 12.05.2022 11:03
US inflation data didn’t print a soft-enough figure to reverse the market selloff. Disappointing US inflation data sent another shock wave to the US stock markets sending all major US indices tumbling on Wednesday. The S&P500 lost more than 1.5%, while Nasdaq tumbled more than 3%. Bitcoin slumped below the 2021 lows on the back of a broad-based risk-off selloff, and panic due to TerraUSD losing its dollar peg earlier this week. The US dollar remained upbeat, and the dollar index returned above the 104 mark as the lower-than-expected cool down in the US inflation figure revived the Fed hawks. Gold rebounded from the 200-DMA, as the US 10-year yield eased despite yesterday’s higher-than-expected inflation print in the US The pound-dollar is testing the 1.22 this morning as the UK-European relationship is souring on the Northern Ireland headache. Gold rebounded from the 200-DMA, as the US 10-year yield eased despite yesterday’s higher-than-expected inflation print in the US, as US crude saw a decent dip buying interest below the $100 per barrel, even with the souring prospects of a healthy global economic recovery. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM   Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:28 Panic in cryptocurrencies as Terra loses dollar peg 2:22 Coinbase down on SEC filing about bankruptcy 4:08 Markets down on softer cool down in US inflation 6:37 Disney down, Rivian up after earnings announcement 7:25 USD up, pound down on souring EU-UK relations 8:23 Gold, oil rebound Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020.
Crypto Market Crash: Bitcoin Seeing $28.6K, Altcoins - Ether (ETH) Has Gained 16%, Solana (SOL) 25%, Cardano (ADA) 41.4% | FxPro

Crypto Market Crash: Bitcoin Seeing $28.6K, Altcoins - Ether (ETH) Has Gained 16%, Solana (SOL) 25%, Cardano (ADA) 41.4% | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 13.05.2022 08:58
Bitcoin added 0.6% on Thursday, ending the day around $28,600, a modest gain but a significant intraday win. Bitcoin managed to find support near $25K on Thursday morning, reversing a multi-day decline. Since the start of the day on Friday, the rate has moved back above $30.5K (+6.9%). Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, jumped 14% overnight to $1.32 trillion This could be both the start of an extended buying wave and a trap for the bulls. After serious oversold previous days, altcoins rose at a double-digit pace in the last 24 hours. Ethereum is adding 16%, once again above $2K. The top 10 other leading altcoins are soaring from 25% (Solana) to 41.4% (Cardano). Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, jumped 14% overnight to $1.32 trillion. The cryptocurrency fear and greed index was down 2 points to 10 by Friday and remains in “extreme fear” The bitcoin dominance index lost 0.3 percentage points to 44.4% due to weaker altcoins. The cryptocurrency fear and greed index was down 2 points to 10 by Friday and remains in “extreme fear”, but it largely ignores the optimism of recent hours. Thus, the indicator’s current low levels might also attract “buy when you are scared” buyers. LUNA lost nearly 100% of its value Do Kwon, head of Terraform Labs, presented a recovery plan for the UST stablecoin. Against this backdrop, the cryptocurrency LUNA lost nearly 100% of its value. The Terra blockchain has halted. According to media reports, Do Kwon was previously behind Basis Cash – another failed stablecoin blockchain project. The USDT stablecoin price tested the $0.94 level on Thursday amid market turbulence. Paolo Ardoino, technical director of issuer Tether, said the company has enough reserves to buy back all assets at a 1:1 ratio to the US dollar. Tron founder Justin Sun saw signs of an imminent attack on the USDD algorithmic stack coin launched on the Tron network in May. Sun announced a $2 billion allocation from the TRON DAP Reserve organisation to prevent such a scenario.
Crypto Crash Shocked Many, The Most Sensational Bit Was The Terra (LUNA) Plunge. Is (USD) US Dollar's Rally About To End? BP Has Decreased Slightly, So Does GBP/USD. This Week Has Been Full Of Events | Swissquote

Crypto Crash Shocked Many, The Most Sensational Bit Was The Terra (LUNA) Plunge. Is (USD) US Dollar's Rally About To End? BP Has Decreased Slightly, So Does GBP/USD. This Week Has Been Full Of Events | Swissquote

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 13.05.2022 10:35
The dust seems to be settling in cryptocurrencies. Terra and Luna are now worth almost nothing but Bitcoin returned past the $30K, which is a sign that the confidence in the broader sector may have not been damaged as much as we first feared. European stocks opened in the green and US futures are pointing to the upside, yet volatility remains high, warnings that the wind could change direction rapidly, and the high volatility environment is more favourable for further losses than sustainable gains. European gas futures gained another 13% yesterday, and the pressure on energy prices remain clearly tilted to the upside   On the geopolitical front, the Europeans are going around their own sanctions against Russia by opening accounts with Gazprom bank to pay the Russian gas in exchange of rubles (!!), but the latest news suggest that Russia is now cutting the German gas as a retaliation to its sanctions. Of course, the Europeans have been quite bad in this poker game - they showed too openly how scared they were to lose the Russian gas that now, Russia is gaining the upper hand. European gas futures gained another 13% yesterday, and the pressure on energy prices remain clearly tilted to the upside. Saudi Aramco has surpassed Apple in terms of market capitalization this week, to become the world’s most valuable company, and the US dollar index extended gains to a fresh 20-year high. Everyone is now wondering when the dollar rally will end! Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM   Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:32 The dust settles in cryptocurrencies 2:22 Market update 3:13 Energy remains upbeat... 4:21 ... and Aramco is now the world's biggest compagny 5:00 High vol hints at further headache 6:34 Meme pop up 7:28 Dollar extends gains, raising bets that it's soon time for correction! Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020.
ECB Interest Rate May Be Hiked By 50bp, So EUR/USD Is Expected To Fluctuate In The Following Days. US PCE And French CPI Are The Events Which Are Expected To Influence Euro And US Dollar

Gold Price (XAUUSD) Nears 3-Month Low, The US Dollar (USD) Performance Agains (EUR) Euro Makes EUR/USD Decrease 2016's Lows And (BTC) Bitcoin Price Is Back Above $30K | Conotoxia

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 13.05.2022 11:43
Gold held near three-month lows near 1,825 USD per ounce on Friday and is falling for the fourth week in a row from 1990 USD. One factor for the decline in gold prices could be the strengthening U.S. dollar, which seems to have stabilized near the 20-year high reached on Thursday. The USD strengthening may have followed the release of US consumer and producer inflation data, which seems to reinforce expectations of aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. This, in turn, may raise concerns about a weaker global economic outlook, helping to boost USD demand. The recent strengthening of the USD may also be related to the divergence in monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic Recall that the U.S. core CPI remained near a 40-year high of 8.3 percent in April, while the core CPI also exceeded expectations at 6.2 percent, fueling fears that high price levels may persist. Thus, markets are anticipating increases of 50 basis points at each of the next two Fed meetings in June and July. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM This could also be significant for the EUR/USD major pair, which approached the 1.0350 level this week, its lowest level since December 2016. The recent strengthening of the USD may also be related to the divergence in monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic. The Fed is moving towards aggressive hikes, while the European Central Bank may raise interest rates by 50-75 basis points in total by the end of the year. Thus, the scale of divergences seems to be very large. Bitcoin rebounded yesterday from its lowest level in almost 17 months and crossed the $30,000 mark today In addition to gold and the dollar, attention should again turn to the cryptocurrency market and towards stock market indices, where in both cases an attempt to defend against possible further declines may be underway. Bitcoin rebounded yesterday from its lowest level in almost 17 months and crossed the $30,000 mark today. Despite this, the world's most popular and widely used cryptocurrency is at this point on its way to its worst week in four months, falling more than 10 percent. Yesterday, the market additionally saw a likely panic as the tether to USD exchange rate departed at 1:1. At the apogee of fears for the collapse of the largest stablecoin, the cryptocurrency market seemed to have reached its weekly lows. Currently, USDT is trying to get back to the 1:1 exchange rate, and the rest of the market seems to be stabilizing. Read next: (BTC) Bitcoin’s Price Tanks Along With Equities. U.S. Stock Market Awaits CPI Report, Poor Performance From The FTSE 100. Daniel Kostecki, Director of the Polish branch of Conotoxia Ltd. (Forex service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Fed Announced That A Further 50bps Rise In US Interest Rates Is On the Table - Dow Jones, Bitcoin & US Dollar Rally In Response

Fed Announced That A Further 50bps Rise In US Interest Rates Is On the Table - Dow Jones, Bitcoin & US Dollar Rally In Response

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 13.05.2022 17:14
Summary: The market's reaction to the Fed's announcement for the potential for further interest rate hikes. DJI, Bitcoin and USD Dow Jones rallied on friday The Dow Jones rallied during early trading on Friday. The market seems to be attempting to recover from the poor performance of the past week. This price increase comes after the Federal Reserve Chairman announced that two more 50 bp rises in interest rates are on the table for the next two Fed meetings. The daily rise is unlikely to rule out that the Dow Jones will end the trading week on an overall loss. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM DJI Price Chart US Dollar reacts well to the Fed's announcement On Friday the US Dollar strengthened further against its major rival, the Euro. In the wake of the Feds continuing hawkish attitude, the US Dollar is continuing on its strengthening path. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM The week for the US Dollar has been volatile, earlier in the week market participants were hesitant to place their confidence in the greenback whilst they awaited the U.S CPI report. When the report exceeded market participants expectations along with the Fed’s recent announcement regarding the likelihood of further interest rate hikes the US Dollar recovered and saw further strength. Bitcoin showing signs of recovery The price of Bitcoin has also recovered today after setting its lowest level since December 2021 on Thursday. The price of Bitcoin recovers back up to over $30,000. Whether or not this rally will continue is in question, especially with the volatility the markets saw this past week. Read next: (BTC) Bitcoin’s Price Tanks Along With Equities. U.S. Stock Market Awaits CPI Report, Poor Performance From The FTSE 100. Bitcoin Price Chart Sources: investors.com, finance.yahoo.com
Binance Academy: What Are Decentralized Applications (DApps)?

Binance Academy: Investing Strategy - Buying The Dips And Taking Profits Are Not The Only Options!

Binance Academy Binance Academy 13.05.2022 15:36
TL;DR With Dual Investment, there’s an opportunity to employ different strategies depending on your market view.  For less-experienced investors, you can easily take profits, buy dips, and earn interest on your crypto and stablecoin holdings.  For experienced investors, it’s possible to enter multiple Dual Investment positions and take advantage of a short-term volatile market. Introduction For users looking to diversify their investments, Binance Earn’s products are a good place to start. Dual Investment is one of the more advanced ways to earn and provides a way to buy or sell a cryptocurrency at your desired price at your desired date in the future. Regardless of your position, you’ll earn a high-interest income no matter which direction the market goes. So now we understand the basic concept, how exactly do we start earning? There are, in fact, many ways to use Dual Investment. Each one can complement your trading strategies and predictions for the market. Let’s get stuck in! Learn more on Binance.com 1. Taking profits Although it can be easy to get carried away, it’s always good to take some profits when you can. With this particular Dual Investment strategy, you can benefit from additional returns and realize some of your crypto gains in the future. 1. Select the Sell High Dual Investment product on Binance Earn. In this example, we’ll look at an Ether (ETH) product. The current ETH price is $2,900 (all prices given in BUSD). 2. We’ll set a Target Price of $3,500 and the Settlement Date for a week’s time.  3. We’ll then have the chance to sell the deposited ETH at the Target Price if it’s reached on the Settlement Date in a week. If ETH is 3,500 BUSD or above on the Settlement Date, it will be sold for BUSD. This removes the situation of forgetting to take your profits or not doing so due to greed! At the same time, you’ll also be earning APY. 4. If your Target Price isn’t reached on the Settlement Date, you’ll still earn APY on the deposited ETH and receive the ETH back.   2. Buying the dips Buying the dip is another common trading strategy that allows you to take advantage of a market downturn. By purchasing at a lower price, you anticipate a later market upturn when you can sell for a profit. With Dual Investment, it’s simple to plan for potential future dips while earning an additional interest income. 1. Select the Buy Low Dual Investment product on Binance Earn. In this example, we’ll look at a BTC product purchasable with Tether (USDT) . BTC’s current price is $39,000. 2. We’ll choose a Target Price of $36,500 for BTC with a Settlement Date in one week. 3. If the Market Price is $36,500 or lower on our Settlement Date, for example $36,000, BTC will be purchased at our Target Price. You’ll also get your earned interest too.  4. If your Target Price ($36,500) isn’t reached on the Settlement Date, you’ll still earn APY on the deposited USDT before receiving it back.   3. Growing your HODLed crypto When entering into Dual Investment, you don’t always have to be betting on market movements. In fact, you can make good use of the product even when the price remains relatively stable or doesn’t reach your Target Price. Here, we’re just looking to make returns on crypto through interest. 1. Select the Sell High Dual Investment product on Binance Earn. In this example, we’ll look at a BTC product. BTC’s current price is $39,000. 2. We’ll choose a Target Price of $40,000 for BTC with a Settlement Date in one week. 2. To simply earn APY, we hope that Bitcoin’s price remains stable or decreases and doesn’t meet the Target Price. 3. At the Settlement Date, BTC’s price is $38,000. This means you keep your deposited BTC and receive all earned interest. This provides an easy way to earn high interest on your crypto holdings.   4. Growing your stablecoin stash Many of us keep stablecoins as a way to keep captured profits in the blockchain ecosystem. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t make them start earning too. This strategy is similar to the previous one, in that we hope the Target Price isn’t reached. 1. Subscribe to a Buy Low Dual Investment product on Bina nce Earn. In this example, we’ll look at a MATIC product purchasable with USDT. MATIC’s current price is $1.20. 2. We’ll choose a Target Price of $1.10 for MATIC with a Settlement Date in one week. 2. To earn stablecoin APY, we hope that MATIC’s price remains stable or increases and doesn’t meet the Target Price. 3. At the Settlement Date, MATIC’s price is $1.22. This means you keep your deposited USDT and receive all earned stablecoin interest. This provides a simple way to earn high interest on your stablecoin holdings.   5. Compound earning in a short-term volatile market Our previous four strategies have provided simple ways to earn interest and buy or sell at preset prices according to your strategy. However, there’s also the opportunity for more advanced plays with Dual Investment. As always, investing has an inherent risk. This strategy should only be used by experienced investors who feel comfortable in volatile markets. With this application, we expect market volatility but have no clear view of whether the market is bullish or bearish. To take advantage of this situation, we need to use a combination of Buy Low and Sell High products. Let’s look at an example. 1. Select the Sell High Dual Investment product on Binance Earn. In this case, we’ll look at a BNB product. BNB’s current price is $395. 2. We’ll choose a Target Price of $420 for BNB with a Settlement Date in one week. 3. The market is volatile, meaning two things may happen.  If the Target Price isn’t met, you’ll keep your BNB and earned interest. You can create a new Sell High order, allowing you to earn more interest or sell for a higher price.  If the Target Price is met, you’ll sell your BNB at $420 per unit and gain interest. You can now place a Buy Low order, giving you the chance to purchase crypto at a lower price.  4. Every time your Target Price is met, go for Dual Investment products in the other direction. If the Target Price is not met, continue on with the same direction until the Target Price is met.  4. Playing the market in this way lets you keep on buying lower and selling higher, all while compounding your returns.   6. Double-sided positions Our final strategy has similarities with the previous one, but in this case we open two positions simultaneously. To do this, you’ll need to hold two types of tokens: one in crypto (like BNB) and one in stablecoin (like USDT). Let’s see how it works if the price of BNB is currently $390.  1. Use BNB to subscribe to a Sell High BNB Dual Investment product with a Target Price of $420 and a Settlement Date in one week. 2. Use USDT to subscribe to a Buy Low BNB Dual Investment product. Set your Target Price to $360 with a Settlement Date in one week. 3. The market is volatile leading to three possible outcome:  The Target Price of both positions isn’t met as the price stays between $360 and $420. In this case, you’ll keep your original BNB and USDT deposits, as well as earned interest in both currencies.  The price of BNB reaches $420 or above, meaning the Sell High position’s Target Price is reached. Your BNB and accumulated interest will be sold for $420 per unit, and you’ll also keep your Buy Low USDT deposit plus earned interest. In conclusion, you get to take profit from selling BNB and also accumulate interest in USDT. The price of BNB reaches $360 or above, meaning the Buy Low position’s Target Price is reached. You’ll purchase BNB at your desired price and receive your interest, and you’ll also keep your Sell High BNB deposit plus earned interest. In conclusion, you get to buy BNB at a lower price while also accumulating interest in BNB. Closing thoughts There’s a lot more to Dual Investment than just earning interest and buying or selling. You can use the product as a way of planning your trading strategies with the added bonus of APY. So, if you’re looking for a way to diversify your investments, Dual Investment is a great product to explore. Disclaimer: Dual Investment is not a principal-guaranteed product. Subscribed assets are locked and users are not able to cancel or redeem before the Settlement Date. If the market price goes far below your Target Price to buy on the Settlement Date, you will be buying at a relatively higher price than the market price, and vice-versa. Binance does not assume liability for any losses incurred from price fluctuations. Please read through the product terms carefully before subscribing.
BTC update for June 22,.2022 - Breakout of the rising channel

Kiyosaki Is Expected To Buy BTC At $17K, Miller Sells. Bitcoin Has Lost 9.4% Over The Previous Week, Ether (ETH/USD) Gone Down By Over 16%, (SOL) Solana Price Lost Ca. 25% | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 16.05.2022 08:25
Bitcoin is down 9.4% over the past week, ending at around $31,000. Ethereum lost 16.1%, while other leading altcoins in the top 10 fell from 13.9% (Binance Coin) to 25.4% (Solana). The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, sank 15% over the week to $1.30 trillion. Bitcoin has declined for six weeks in a row, along with stock indices The bitcoin dominance index jumped 2.9 points to 44.4% over the same period due to a sharp weakening of altcoins. The cryptocurrency fear and greed index fell 8 points in the week to 10 and continues to be in "extreme fear". By Monday, the index had climbed to 14 points, thanks to the cryptocurrency market's retreat from local lows at the end of last week. Bitcoin has declined for six weeks in a row, along with stock indices. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM A prolonged one-way move in Bitcoin was last seen in late 2018 when the first cryptocurrency hit a cyclical bottom. That was followed by many more months of sluggish momentum, so investors have an essential question: choose a low point to buy or join the move when it is certain. Prudence suggests that it is less risky to follow the second strategy. The story of the Terra (LUNA) crash and the TerraUSD stablecoin project added to the negativity on the crypto market, hitting all altcoins hard Last week's decline intensified after breaking through last year's lows near $30,000, becoming the most significant weekly drop since January. The story of the Terra (LUNA) crash and the TerraUSD stablecoin project added to the negativity on the crypto market, hitting all altcoins hard. According to Global Macro Investor CEO Raul Pal, May and June will be the most worrying months, so a new wave of sell-offs in the crypto market is inevitable. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM Robert Kiyosaki, the world-famous author of the bestselling book Rich Daddy, Poor Daddy, is looking to buy bitcoin once it tests the 'bottom' at $17,000 Legendary investor Bill Miller said he sold some of his BTC holdings. Although bitcoin may continue to decline in the short term and even drop by half from current levels, Miller looks at bitcoin positively and expects it to grow over a long time. Robert Kiyosaki, the world-famous author of the bestselling book Rich Daddy, Poor Daddy, is looking to buy bitcoin once it tests the 'bottom' at $17,000. The businessman has once again expressed distrust of the US government.
Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Lost $13K Reaching $42K Less Than In November 2021. Ether (ETH) Lost 52% Among April And May's Beginning. Is this not the end of the cryptocurrency bear market? | Geco.one

Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Lost $13K Reaching $42K Less Than In November 2021. Ether (ETH) Lost 52% Among April And May's Beginning. Is this not the end of the cryptocurrency bear market? | Geco.one

Geco One Geco One 16.05.2022 15:12
Between 5 and 12 May 2022, Bitcoin fell by over $13,000, i.e. over 33%. It increased Bitcoin depreciation which started on 28 March, to over $21,000, i.e. 44%. In turn, counting from the peaks of November 2021, BTC decreased by over $42,000, i.e. 61%. Such a significant sale caused the exchange of the oldest virtual currency to drop from $69,000 to below $27,000, which was the lowest level since December 2020. It is noteworthy that this trend did not stop around the critical level of support of $29,000, where various types of demand reactions have occurred many times in the past. However, considering that the demand reaction that appeared last weekend was much more modest than the previous ones around this support, it seems highly probable that it will be only a temporary correction, after which the BTC rate will return to losing value. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM If this sell-off leads to a sustained drop below $24,000, we will have to prepare for a further depreciation towards $24,000 or even below $20,000. The current situation on the Ethereum quotes is also identical. The price of this cryptocurrency fell between 3 April and 12 May this year by 52%, dropping to the Tech Support area of $1,750, the lowest level since July 2021. The demand reaction that appeared last weekend was much more modest than the rebound observed in this region in May, June and July 2021. We assume that it will be only a correction, after which ETH will return to around $1,750. A permanent drop below this price level could open the door for further declines to $1,400 — around this price is another significant support around which we could expect a greater demand response. Solana (SOL) Loses Ca. 77% Looking at the Solana quotes, we notice that the price of this cryptocurrency fell between 2 April and 12 May this year by almost 77%, dropping to the area of technical support of $37, which was the lowest level since August 2021. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM In the second half of last week, the demand reaction appeared. Although it could signal a potential rebound towards the previously defeated support (now resistance) of $78, taking into account the general pessimism currently observed in the broad cryptocurrency market, it seems that the increases can end much earlier. The SOL rate could return to around $37 or even fall below this support if this happens. It would indicate a potential for further depreciation towards $23. The current situation on the Cardano quotes is also very interesting. The price fell between 4 April and 12 May this year by 69%, dropping to the area of technical support of $0.40, which was the lowest level since the beginning of February 2021. It is where the demand response appeared, and if the several-day increases continued, the ADA rate could even return to the area of previously defeated support (now resistance) of $0.75. However, there are many indications that this rebound will ultimately turn out to be only a correction, after which Cardano’s quotations will return to the area of $0.40, or they will drop even lower. Start your trading adventure with Geco.one
Can Terra’s LUNA recover and reach $120 again?

Can Terra’s LUNA recover and reach $120 again?

FXStreet News FXStreet News 16.05.2022 16:09
LUNA price plummets nearly 38% despite a 200% increase in trade volume. Do Kwon, CEO of Terraform Labs, has written a proposal to fork LUNA to a new chain with a cap of 1 billion coins. Binance CEO CZ believes Do Kwon’s plan to save LUNA will not work as forking does not add value to the new fork. Do Kwon’s proposal to fork Terra’s LUNA to a new chain has received criticism from Binance CEO and cryptocurrency proponents. The Luna Foundation Guard has spent $3 billion stabilizing TerraUSD’s peg, however, UST has failed to recover. Terra’s LUNA struggles to recover despite forking plan The Luna Foundation Guard has spent billions of dollars reinstating TerraUSD’s (UST) peg. However, UST price is struggling to make a comeback. At the time of writing, UST is priced at $0.082, 91.8% lower than its $1 peg. Do Kwon, the CEO of Terraform Labs, came up with a recovery plan for Terra’s tokens. The Luna Foundation Guard Council proposed forking LUNA to a new chain, using a snapshot from before the attack on the blockchain. The recovery plan proposes a cap of 1 billion coins, where 900 million tokens of the new chain are set aside to be returned to LUNA and UST holders from before the de-pegging event and chain hold, and the last 100 million tranche is to be staked at the network genesis state. Proponents criticize Do Kwon’s plan for LUNA recovery Changpeng Zhao, CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, critiqued Do Kwon’s recovery plans and revealed that he does not believe that LUNA can recover and make a comeback to $120. Zhao stated that, This won’t work. – forking does not give the new fork any value. That’s wishful thinking. – one cannot void all transactions after an old snapshot, both on-chain and off-chain (exchanges). On behalf of Binance, CZ asked the Terra team to compensate retail users first and supported the prioritization of the smallest wallets with UST deposits on Anchor. Binance has nearly $1.6 billion tied up in LUNA’s collapse. Kwon has requested community members for patience as Terraform Labs works on multiple tasks to stabilize UST, repeg it and drive a recovery in LUNA. Still, the CEO of CryptoQuant revealed that market maker(s), including the ones hired by LFG, sent 84,000 BTC, equivalent to $2.5 billion, to multiple exchanges last week. It is unclear whether the BTC tokens were sold, but it is likely that Coinbase digested a majority of the selling pressure and efforts to recover algorithmic stablecoin UST failed. Larry Cermak, VP of research at IntoTheBlock, pointed out that LFG has gone from $3.1 billion in its reserves a week ago to $87 million now as the non-profit organization spent nearly $3 billion on defending UST’s peg. Despite the efforts, the stablecoin collapsed. VisionPulseTrades evaluated LUNA price trend and revealed that if the bottom is in, LUNA needs to gain confidence among investors to begin a trend reversal. If so, the next bullish target for is capped between $0.00025 and $0.00033. A recovery to $120 is therefore unlikely for LUNA, as VisionPulseTrades emphasizes the demand for the token comes from investors expecting a recovery and a purchase of Terra by the LFG. Terra LUNA's collapse dragged the whole crypto market After Terra LUNA's implosion, most crypto assets suffered heavy losses. What's next for Bitcoin?
Weekly Crypto Analysis: LUNA Triggers Crypto’s Bloodbath, Top 7 Things to Know | KuCoin

Weekly Crypto Analysis: LUNA Triggers Crypto’s Bloodbath, Top 7 Things to Know | KuCoin

Kucoin Blog Kucoin Blog 16.05.2022 23:30
Table of Contents · Crypto Market Overview · Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers · News Highlights This Week · Bitcoin (BTC/USDT) Analysis on KuCoin Chart On Monday, cryptocurrency prices remained bearish amidst a dramatic drop in LUNA and UST. The global cryptocurrency market cap was $1.30 trillion, up from $1.14 trillion. Total crypto market volume fell from $80.16 billion to $79 billion.   Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission has issued new rules to guide the issuance, custody, and exchange of digital assets and classify them as securities, which is a positive development in the crypto space. Nonetheless, the Terra ecosystem collapse remained one of the top stories in the previous week.   Let's delve deeper and take a quick look at the latest crypto market news and Bitcoin's technical outlook.   Crypto Market Overview Bitcoin dominance has soared to 44.4% up from 40.60% last week. The leading cryptocurrency by the market was trading at $30,426 while Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has plunged by 15.88% in the past seven days. On Monday, it was trading at $2,076.89, a 3.27% surge in 24 hours.   Maker (MKR), Pax Dollar (USDP), and Binance USD (BUSD) remained the top performers from the previous week. Maker increased by more than 29% to trade at $1,517.75, while Pax Dollar increased by 0.50% in the last seven days, maintaining a $1 peg.   Cryptocurrency Market Heatmap | Source: Coin360   While TerraUSD (UST) experienced a massive plunge, losing 82.15% to $0.1779 and Waves (WAVES) lost 48% in the last seven days. The crypto market's trading sentiment has shifted negatively due to risk-off sentiment, and digital assets are struggling to rise.   Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers Top Altcoin Gainers: ➢ Maker (MKR) ➠ 29.66%➢ Pax Dollar (USDP) ➠ 0.50% ➢ Binance USD (BUSD) ➠ 0.13%   Top Altcoin Losers: ➢ TerraUSD (UST) ➠ 82.15% ➢ Waves (WAVES) ➠ 48.05% ➢ Lido DAO (LDO) ➠ 46.54%   News Highlights Here are some of the events that made the previous week's crypto news section stand out:   Crypto’s Bloodbath: Terra (LUNA) Nears $0 If you haven't heard, TerraUSD (UST), a cryptocurrency that is supposed to remain stable at $1 (also known as a stablecoin), is no longer $1. It's usually a bad sign when a crypto token is supposed to be $1 but isn't. Furthermore, the LUNA crypto token, which underpins UST, has lost nearly all of its value. These losses have been widely reported, so this is likely the umpteenth piece about UST you've seen.   Sister asset TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin designed to trade at around $1, broke its peg last weekend, falling to 16 cents, algorithms are supposed to help keep TerraUSD at $1, but the token uses luna as a stabilizing mechanism when the price deviates.   During the previous week, Terra (LUNA) prices fell to near $0.01. The LUNA token is currently trading at $0.0002426, down from $80 just a week ago. The platform behind the beleaguered luna cryptocurrency said that it had temporarily halted its blockchain to stop transactions after the token's price dropped nearly 100 percent overnight, making the network more vulnerable to an attack.   There are several stablecoins available, including tether (USDT), USD coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), and Dai (DAI). Notably, we also had TerraUSD (UST). These are the five most valuable stablecoins, worth approximately $160 billion. These stablecoins are collateralized stablecoins issued by centralized entities (USDT, USDC, and BUSD). These entities own a treasury of dollars that back each coin, allowing the holder to redeem each coin for $1 from the issuer. However, it would be fair to say that such an incident has shaken investor sentiment.   Nigeria's Markets Regulator Publishes Rules on Crypto Assets Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission has made new rules about how digital assets can be issued, stored, and traded. The central bank of Nigeria prohibited banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies last year.   However, the country's young, tech-savvy population has embraced cryptocurrencies, for example, using peer-to-peer trading provided by cryptocurrency exchanges to circumvent the financial sector ban.   On its website, Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the "New Rules on Issuance, Offering Platforms, and Custody of Digital Assets." These rules classify digital assets as securities, which is a good thing for the crypto space. Such government action points to cryptocurrency acceptance and, as a result, helps to support cryptocurrency prices.   Dogecoin Has Potential as a Currency, Elon Musk Says All that the crypto market requires now is support from crypto influencers such as Elon Musk. So, despite massive sell-offs in the cryptocurrency market, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has issued another bullish statement about the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin (DOGE).   Musk stated that dogecoin "has currency potential." His tweet responded to a comment by dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus, who noted that the meme cryptocurrency appeals to him because "it knows it is stupid."   Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, reaffirms that Dogecoin "Has Potential as a Currency" as the Twitter deal is put on hold. The Tesla CEO's tweet reiterated his previous claim that DOGE is the best cryptocurrency for transactions.   On the other hand, he believes Bitcoin is better suited as a store of value. Musk, also known as the Dogefather in the crypto community, stated that dogecoin is "the people's crypto." Elon Musk, a long-time supporter of DOGE, tweeted in April 2019: "Dogecoin may be my favorite cryptocurrency." It's cool." In addition to bitcoin and ether, Musk revealed that he owns dogecoin.   Despite Musk's upbeat tweet, the cryptocurrency market is still struggling to recover, but he has provided some encouragement.   Germany Declares Crypto Gains Tax-Free After 1 Year While Indian investors are disappointed by crypto taxes, the German Ministry of Finance has issued an official letter confirming that the sale of crypto assets after one year is tax-free, even if the coins are used for staking and lending. According to the finance ministry, one of the most heatedly debated issues at a hearing last year was whether the tax-free holding period for crypto lending and staking should be a minimum of ten years.   According to the ministry, in collaboration with the federated states: “The letter now states that the so-called 10-year period does not apply to virtual currencies.” This could be another factor to drive demand in the cryptocurrency market.   Crypto Calendar: Events to Watch This Week The cryptocurrency calendar features two cryptocurrency-related events, one from Basic Attention Token (BAT) and one from EOS. The EOS Hard Fork is scheduled for May 19. The cryptocurrency mainnet adheres to a set of rules.   Changes are made on a regular basis to improve network performance or to correct errors. A hard fork is incompatible with previous versions of programs that support the cryptocurrency network, and miners must update their software to continue mining cryptocurrency.   In some cases, a completely new cryptocurrency may emerge due to a hard fork, as happened with Bitcoin Cash.   Fear & Greed Index Signals Extreme Fear, Cryptos on a Downtrend As investors seek to invest in risk-free securities rather than risky assets such as stocks and cryptocurrencies, the market's trading sentiment has shifted to bearish or risk-off. As discussed in last week's weekly report, companies using debt financing must pay higher interest rates as interest rates rise, reducing their profitability. As a result, investors seeking dividends or capital gains typically sell securities or stocks on the stock exchange.   Traders shift their funds to less risky assets such as government bonds and treasury bills. As a result, the global stock markets and cryptocurrency prices positively correlate, as we recently discovered. As a result, a decline in the stock market causes a decrease in cryptocurrencies.   Fear & Greed Index | Source: Alternative   The market's risk-off sentiment has triggered extreme risk in the market. As a result, the fear and greed index shows extreme fear, indicating that cryptocurrency traders' bearish bias is weakening. Extreme fear can mean overly concerned investors and oversold cryptocurrency markets. Typically, this is when investors look for a buy entry as the coins are already cheaper. So, look for buying opportunities as the bulls are expected to enter soon.   Bitcoin (BTC/USDT) Analysis on KuCoin Chart Bitcoin is currently trading at $29,600, with a trading range of $33,150 to $28,040. Overall, the strong bearish bias in the leading cryptocurrency appears to have abated, with the BTC/USD forming neutral candles.   On the daily timeframe, the BTC/USDT has formed a Doji candle and gained support at the 28,000 level. A Doji candle followed by a strong bearish price action typically indicates a weakness in selling pressure and a potential bullish reversal.   The RSI and MACD are holding under 50 and 0, respectively, indicating a selling trend. The RSI, on the other hand, has bounced off after testing 20 levels, indicating a possible reversal. As a result, an increase in Bitcoin demand and a breakthrough $33,1050 resistance exposes the BTC price to $37,500 resistance.   BTC/USDT Chart on the Daily Timeframe | Source: KuCoin   The downward trendline and EMA series are adding to the selling pressure on BTC/USD. On the downside, the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin’s immediate support stays at the $28,000 level. A decline in demand and a bearish break below $28,000 expose Bitcoin to a $24,350 support level.   Did you know that KuCoin offers premium TradingView charts to all its clients? With this, you can step up your Bitcoin technical analysis and easily identify various crypto chart patterns.     Sign up on KuCoin, and start trading today! Follow us on Twitter >>> https://twitter.com/kucoincom Join us on Telegram >>> https://t.me/Kucoin_Exchange Download KuCoin App >>> https://www.kucoin.com/download Also, Subscribe to our Youtube Channel >>>Listen to 60s Podcast Source: KuCoin
Forget about the crypto winter; Bitcoin price readies to kick start the summer rally | FXStreet

Forget about the crypto winter; Bitcoin price readies to kick start the summer rally | FXStreet

FXStreet News FXStreet News 17.05.2022 16:35
Bitcoin price sees bulls popping back above $30,000 as it reclaims an important psychological area. BTC price is set to break above the high of last week and could rally to $36,709.19 by the end of this week. Expect to see a continuing rally with all stars aligned towards $44,088.73. Bitcoin (BTC) price sees bulls returning to the scene to pick up the pieces from the scattered BTC price that saw slaughter in the past trading days. BTC price quoting at a lucrative discount has made the asset attractive for cherry-picking traders and investors. With the Relative Strength Index (RSI) showing that Bitcoin still has a heartbeat, expect to see a full recovery towards $45,261, claiming back some critical levels in the process. BTC price set for complete recovery as heartbeat strengthens on the RSI Bitcoin price is showing signs of recovery after it took a beating for over two whole trading weeks. The most significant catalyst in that case was the dollar and its impact on BTC price. With the balance outweighing, in favour of the mighty dollar, BTC price is currently trading at a very nice discount. Should Bitcoin price drop below $30,000 somewhere this week, expect it to be scooped up quite rapidly and to quickly trade higher as the RSI is leaving the oversold area, proving that demand is there. BTC price thus sees investors and traders returning after a short hiatus as the dust settles over a few risk events, and some tail risks have gotten deflated. Hand in hand with that, the dollar is backing off, allowing some room for Bitcoin price to trade higher, with $36,709.19 acting as a line in the sand for this week. In case we see a weekly close above there, expect to see a rally next week towards $45,261.84, on the way up to the 200-day Simple Moving Average. BTC/USD daily chart Investors could be hesitant to pick up BTC prices after the image of cryptocurrencies got dented last week with Terra’s LUNA crash. Lack of interest could trigger a rejection at the first big hurdle at $31,321.98. Bears will probably use that level as entry to push price action back down and break below $30,000.00 again. As the price trades sideways, the risk is that interest fades and BTC price slips below $28,695 to test $24,000 to the downside.
Crypto Market Crash: Can (BTC/USD) Bitcoin Price Reach Less Than $10K!? Dogecoin (DOGE) Hasn't Fluctuated Much! ETH Has Decreased By 1.2% | FxPro

Crypto Market Crash: Can (BTC/USD) Bitcoin Price Reach Less Than $10K!? Dogecoin (DOGE) Hasn't Fluctuated Much! ETH Has Decreased By 1.2% | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 18.05.2022 08:37
Bitcoin has been hovering around the 30K mark for a second day, forcing the rest of the crypto market to balance declines and gains. Ethereum has lost 1.2% in 24 hours but remains near 2,000. Altcoins from the top ten are mostly declining, losing between 0.7% (DogeCoin) and 3.8% (Polkadot). Tron is gaining 1.7% but has been little changed since the end of last week. Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, declined 1.1% overnight to $1.29 trillion. Bitcoin’s dominance index remained unchanged at 44.3%. Bitcoin has stalled at the psychologically significant 30K level The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 4 points to 12 by Wednesday and remains in “extreme fear”. The index’s recovery from lows since 2019 is due to a waning selloff but not a market reversal to growth. Bitcoin has stalled at the psychologically significant 30K level and has also lost the momentum of the rebound at the 76.4% Fibonacci line from the downward move from late March to last Thursday’s lows. This is a typical shallow counter-trend correction. The inability of the market to develop the offensive from the current levels would raise the question that the final target for the downtrend would be the 161.8% area of that move, which is near $11.3K. Such a setback would cancel out all upside momentum from October 2020. So far, this scenario looks exceptionally pessimistic and needs to converge the disappointment of crypto-neophytes on top of an actual collapse of the global economy and stock market. Such a dip would leave Bitcoin’s price at only 16% of its peak, which has happened several times in its history. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Monero? Explaining XMR. Untraceable Cryptocurrency!? | FXMAG.COM However, a significant drop below previous cyclical highs ($20K) would be unusual, although Bitcoin was previously repurchased on similar drawdowns. Perhaps a more cautious scenario would be a dip into the $20-23K area to close the gap at the end of 2020 or a return to the 2017 highs. The realist-optimistic scenario points to the possibility of cautious buying by long-term investors from current levels. Following TerraUSD, another stable coin - DEI - lost its peg to the US dollar However, it does not suggest a new wave of explosive growth, as financial conditions and a return to the area at the start of 2021 are disappointing for those investors who have been buying cryptocurrencies as a way to make a quick buck. Moreover, inflation has weaned 10% off the dollar’s purchasing power over this period. Among the news that caught our eye were: According to CoinShares, institutional investors invested $274 million in crypto funds last week, a record since the start of the year. Following TerraUSD, another stable coin - DEI - lost its peg to the US dollar. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the stable coin market needs strict regulation. Because of the speculative nature of cryptocurrencies, investors need more protection, or they could lose confidence in the markets, SEC chief Gary Gensler said. Read next: (TRX) TRON USD Decentralised Blockchain Platform That Focuses On Entertainment And Content Sharing. Altcoins: A Deep Look Into The TRON Network | FXMAG.COM The Portuguese authorities are considering introducing a tax on income earned from investments in digital assets. Dogecoin co-founder Billy Marcus called 95% of crypto-assets “trash” and suggested that 70% of investors don’t even understand the fundamentals of the crypto market.
Bitcoin (BTC) is now better than the stock market but still in decline. Ether (ETH) Has Decreased By Over 4%, So Does Cardano (ADA) | FxPro

Bitcoin (BTC) is now better than the stock market but still in decline. Ether (ETH) Has Decreased By Over 4%, So Does Cardano (ADA) | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 19.05.2022 15:26
On Wednesday, Bitcoin was down 3%, ending the day around $29,200, remaining near that mark on Thursday morning. Ethereum lost 4.3%. Other altcoins in the top 10 fell from 1.8% (BNB) to 9.8% (Cardano). The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 1 point to 13 by Thursday and remains in ‘extreme fear’ territory The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, fell 3.6% overnight to $1.24 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index rose 0.4% to 44.7%. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 1 point to 13 by Thursday and remains in ‘extreme fear’ territory. Bitcoin resumed its decline on Wednesday amid a sharp weakening of US stock indices, which fell even more than BTC. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 lost more than 4% on Wednesday. The impressive oversold strength accumulated by the crypto market after it collapsed 40% from late March levels (versus 16% for the S&P500) temporarily limits the declining scale. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Monero? Explaining XMR. Untraceable Cryptocurrency!? | FXMAG.COM Nevertheless, the overall negative market sentiment has prevented the bulls from turning out in full force. So far, it isn’t easy to see reliable signs of oversold or rebound formation. We should be prepared for the cryptocurrency market to test support at last week’s lows again in the near term. We consider the area near 20K the final target for a potential selloff, which corresponds to Bitcoin’s long-term support line. Billionaire Bill Ackman said one of the main reasons for Terra’s collapse was a pyramid scheme of business Among the news that caught our eye were: Former US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke called Bitcoin a harmful currency. He lashed out at cryptocurrencies, calling them “a great tool for extortionists”. Binance lost $1.6 billion due to the collapse of Terra tokens on the exchange’s balance sheet. Billionaire Bill Ackman said one of the main reasons for Terra’s collapse was a pyramid scheme of business. Investors were promised a 20% yield backed by a token whose value was determined by demand from new investors. Microsoft has warned crypto investors of an increase in the activity of a new type of malware called Cryware South Korea’s Financial Services Commission, amid tensions in the Stablecoin market, is proposing to register cryptocurrencies based on their level of risk to investors. Microsoft has warned crypto investors of an increase in the activity of a new type of malware called Cryware, which allows the theft of assets from hot cryptocurrency wallets. Birgit Rodolph, executive director of the German BaFin, called for universal regulation of the DeFi industry across the EU. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
Crypto News: Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) is range-bound. Will we see a break today? | 8cap

Crypto News: Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) is range-bound. Will we see a break today? | 8cap

8 eightcap 8 eightcap 20.05.2022 04:05
Hi traders, today we’re seeing a similar pattern across several coins. After yesterday’s failed lower break attempt, ranges have developed. We’re seeing this pattern on a few, BTC, BNB, ETH, SOL, ADA, and XRP. We’ve zeroed in on Bitcoin as on the 4-hour chart. The range is quite symmetrical. We saw 29K come in yesterday as a demand point, and for now, price continues to hold above. The range can be broken down into inside action and overall action. On the side, we are looking at two possible directions. One, we see price maintain the pattern and move back to the bottom of the range. Two buyers regain momentum as we see a test or break of the range roof. If number two occurs, that will line up with the overall action idea of a new breakout due to steady demand seen yesterday rejecting seller attempts to break lower. We can also see a trend break on the four-hour chart and a fast trend break on the daily. If sellers can not only move back to the range base but break through it, we would look at the 27,600 area to possible offer buyer resistance If buyers clear the range, we could see resistance develop from 32,200. On the other side, if sellers can not only move back to the range base but break through it, we would look at the 27,600 area to possible offer buyer resistance. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Litecoin (LTC)? A Deeper Look Into The Litecoin Platform| FXMAG.COM It will be interesting to see which side wins this battle. Hoping all of our readers have a wonderful weekend. Bitcoin 4H Chart The post Crypto News: Bitcoin is range-bound. Will we see a break today? appeared first on Eightcap.
FX Daily: Talking up the euro

US Close – Stocks Near Bear Market, Crude Oil Price Higher On Supply Concerns, Gold Price (XAUUSD) Pops, Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Stabilizes | Oanda

Ed Moya Ed Moya 19.05.2022 23:51
US stocks edged lower as Wall Street became more focused over a deteriorating growth outlook that could see stubbornly high pricing pressures for the Fed into a much more aggressive tightening cycle. It doesn’t seem like we will see a deceleration in pricing pressures and that has many traders worried that the Fed will send the economy into a recession.  Right now markets are functioning properly but if we see another 5% decline with stocks, credit conditions will worsen and that could provide the Fed an excuse to stop tightening so aggressively.  Tighter financial conditions will hurt the parts of the economy that are doing well and further selling of stocks could remain the theme if the S&P 500 enters a bear market.  The S&P 500 is looking vulnerable here as more strategists slash their forecasts as recession risks rise.  Fed (Federal Reserve) Fed’s George affirmed the board’s stance that a half-point rate increase pace is appropriate.  The Fed remains focused with fighting inflation and they will remain aggressive with tightening policy until liquidity becomes a concern.  FX (Forex) The dollar is in freefall as investors buy up Treasuries over concerns that the economy is headed for a rough patch. The dollar was ripe for a pullback and today’s across the board weakness might continue a while longer. Read next: Altcoins: What Is PancakeSwap (CAKE)? A Deeper Look Into The PancakeSwap Platform| FXMAG.COM US Data A wrath of US economic data painted a gloomy picture of the economy: Jobless claims rose, the housing market is clearly cooling, another Fed regional survey showed the weakest print since early in the pandemic and the leading index turned negative.  Weekly jobless claims rose from 197,000 to 218,000. The Philly Fed manufacturing outlook fell sharply from 17.6 to 2.6.  Surging mortgage rates and record home prices led to a drop in April existing home sales  Crude Oil Price Crude prices rallied as the EU nears a key deadline to pay for Russian oil with a roubles account.  The oil market just has too many risks to supplies and still a strong short-term travel outlook both in the EU and US.  WTI crude should be well supported at the $100 level as US production is slowly increasing. Recession fears are rising but that impact won’t be felt for quite a while, which means the oil market won’t see imminent crude demand destruction. Crude inventories are too low for oil traders to turn bearish with WTI crude. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Litecoin (LTC)? A Deeper Look Into The Litecoin Platform| FXMAG.COM Gold Price Gold is acting like a safe-haven again as recession fears are triggering massive demand for Treasuries, which is sending both yields and the dollar lower. The US labor market is showing signs of weakness and that could lead fears that consumer spending will deteriorate much faster than most are expecting. The dollar is getting sold against everything and that is great news for gold. Right now, investors are looking for safety and Treasuries and gold should both outperform in the short-term.   Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin is hovering around the $30,000 level as investors continue to shy away from stocks.  A weaker dollar and bear market stock fears are making Bitcoin attractive again.  It seems the fallout from all the stablecoin drama that sent cryptos sharply lower is finally fading.  Bitcoin looks poised to consolidate here, but bulls should be happy to see prices are not mimicking what happens with the stock market.   Read next: Altcoins: What Is Monero? Explaining XMR. Untraceable Cryptocurrency!? | FXMAG.COM This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
Crypto Weekly: Unfamiliar territory

Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Entrenched At $30K, Ether (ETH), Solana (SOL), Ripple (XRP) Have Gained! | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 20.05.2022 11:17
Bitcoin fluctuates around $30K and has crossed that line daily in one way or another over the past 12 days. A 3.5% increase in the day’s results on Thursday turned into another pullback on Friday morning. Ethereum has strengthened by 3.5% in the past 24 hours, finding itself pegged at $2000. By Friday, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index is unchanged at 13 points (“extreme fear”) Other altcoins in the top 10 gained between 0.4% (Solana) and 5.5% (XRP). Total cryptocurrency market capitalisation, according to CoinGecko, rose 3.1% overnight to $1.28 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index rose 0.1% to 44.8%. By Friday, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index is unchanged at 13 points (“extreme fear”). Read next: Altcoins: What Is Litecoin (LTC)? A Deeper Look Into The Litecoin Platform| FXMAG.COM MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said his company would buy bitcoin at any price until it reached a million dollars Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency market’s protracted tug-of-war promises to resolve with a strong move in one direction. However, there is hope for both bulls and bears. The latter has a minor advantage, as we saw this area touch down from above in January and June-July 2021. But now, all the fighting is concentrated below. Among the crypto news that caught our eye: MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said his company would buy bitcoin at any price until it reached a million dollars. Bitcoin’s drop below $30,000 last week came after a large volume of the cryptocurrency entered exchanges. According to IntoTheBlock, traders have sent around 40,000 BTC to exchanges since May 11. According to an audit report by accounting firm MHA Cayman, USDT stable coin issuer Tether Holdings Limited reduced its reserves in the commercial papers by 17%, improving the quality of its funds. Read next: Altcoins: What Is PancakeSwap (CAKE)? A Deeper Look Into The PancakeSwap Platform| FXMAG.COM The Ethereum development team said it would migrate the Ropsten test network to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm on June 8 2022. According to the legislation, SEC chief Gary Gensler has warned that the regulator is ready to take new measures against unregistered cryptocurrency companies. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) believes that amid a rise in cryptocurrency crime, the watchdog must strengthen regulation of digital assets to crack down on fraud and manipulation. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
Is It Still About Crypto Market Crash? Is Bitcoin Price Able To Reach $10K!? Can Fed Raise The Interest Rate By 75bp?

"Cryptocurrencies have no value and are not based on anything." - said Christine Lagarde (ECB). Bitcoin Has Decreased By 3.6%, ETH Gone Down By 5.8%, XRP And ADA Declined As Well | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 23.05.2022 09:23
Bitcoin is down 3.6% over the past week, ending near $29,900. Ethereum lost 5.8%, while other leading altcoins in the top 10 fell from 5.4% (XRP) to 9.2% (Cardano). The exception was Binance Coin (+3.3%). By Monday, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index is down 4 points to 10 According to CoinMarketCap, the total capitalisation of the crypto market has changed little over the past seven days at 1.29 trillion, as the decline at the beginning of the last week was largely reversed by its end. By Monday, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index is down 4 points to 10. Bitcoin has declined for seven consecutive weeks amid a sell-off in stock markets. Bitcoin is in its 13th day of trading through the $30K level. Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz said that the altcoin market will collapse by another 70% Over the weekend, we saw almost traditional buying by retail investors, but their strength only allowed them to bounce back from Friday's losses. If we look at Bitcoin as a leading indicator of risk demand rather than tailing off moves in the S&P500 or Nasdaq, we may well be in a situation where the tail rules the dog. Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz said that the altcoin market will collapse by another 70% with US Fed policy and a bearish trend. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Litecoin (LTC)? A Deeper Look Into The Litecoin Platform| FXMAG.COM Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he only invests in assets that "deliver returns". In his view, cryptocurrencies do not fall into that category. Billy Marcus, one of the creators of Dogecoin, said the cryptocurrency market is a mix of unhealthy optimism, FOMO, panic, scams, gambling, and widespread stupidity. He said he has not been involved in the DOGE project for more than 7.5 years but describes himself as a coin supporter. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News ECB head Christine Lagarde said that, unlike central bank digital currencies, cryptocurrencies have no value and are not based on anything. A group of G7 finance ministers pointed to the importance of accelerated legislation to regulate digital assets following the collapse of the UST stable coin and LUNA cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Is In Tight Consolidation! Which Direction Will It Strike? | Geco.one

Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Is In Tight Consolidation! Which Direction Will It Strike? | Geco.one

Geco One Geco One 23.05.2022 14:45
Bitcoin fell between 5-12 May 2022 by over $13,000, i.e. over 33%. It increased the range of the ongoing from 28 March 2022 depreciation to over $21,000, i.e. 44%. In turn, counting from the peaks of November 2021, BTC decreased by over $42,000, i.e. 61%. Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Such a significant sale caused the exchange of the oldest virtual currencies to drop from $69,000 to below $27,000, which was the lowest level since December 2020. It is noteworthy that this trend did not stop around the critical level of support of $29,000, where various types of demand reactions have occurred many times in the past. It was no different now. This time, however, the rebound turned out to be extremely modest, and as a result, Bitcoin found itself in a horizontal trend. Considering that the consolidations are corrective formations, statistically, more often, the market will push out of this type of system in the direction consistent with the earlier move. This particular case increases the risk of a potential bottom breakout, which could signal a potential for further declines to the $24,000 region or even below $20,000. This scenario may also be supported by the fact that the upper limit of this system coincides with the measurement of 38.2% Fibonacci correction from an earlier downward impulse. Ethereum Price (ETH/USD)  The current situation on the Ethereum quotes is also identical. The price of this cryptocurrency fell between 3 April and 12 May this year by 52%, dropping to the Tech Support area of $1,750, the lowest level since July 2021. However, taking into account that the demand response that appeared around this support was much more modest than the rebound observed in this area already in May, June and July 2021, one can assume that in the end, it will turn out to be only a correction, after which the ETH rate will return to around $1,750. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Litecoin (LTC)? A Deeper Look Into The Litecoin Platform| FXMAG.COM A permanent drop below this price level could open the door for further declines to $1,400. There is another significant support around which we could expect a greater demand response. It is worth mentioning here, however, that although the consolidations are corrective formations, there is no rule determining when the market should break out of the system. This fact means that, although the statistics favour further declines before they happen, the ETH exchange rate may remain in the range of $1,900 to $2,150 for some time. (XRP) Ripple Price Looking at the XRP quotes, we can see that the price of this cryptocurrency fell between 28 March and 12 May this year by over 63%. This sell-off led to the breach of several important support zones and did not stop until around $0.36, where on 12 May this year, there was a demand response. Read next: Altcoins: Ripple Crypto - What Is Ripple (XRP)? Price Of XRP | FXMAG.COM However, the subsequent rebound did not last too long. As a result, the XRP price has remained in the horizontal trend for several years. It assumes a return to the vicinity of $0.36 seems more likely. If, however, this support was permanently defeated, then the quotations of this cryptocurrency could even move towards $0.20. Binance Coin (BNB) The current situation on Binance Coin's quotes is also very interesting. The price of this cryptocurrency fell between 7 November 2021 and 12 May 2022 by over 67%. This sale only stopped around $260 technical support - on Thursday, 12 May this year, there was a demand response. Due to the rebound that has continued since then, the BNB price has risen by more than 51%, thus returning to the area of ​​previously defeated support (now resistance) of $330. If a larger supply relationship is around this level, signalling its potential rejection, the BNB price could return to around $260 or even drop further to the $200 region. It’s finally time to get down to business. Start serious trading with Geco.one - top 20 cryptocurrencies, 1:100 leverage, staking, low fees, intuitive design, no KYC. Trading on derivatives has never been easier. Join us https://app.geco.one Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
"Many Crypto-Sphere Projects Are About To Fall"! | Bitcoin’s tedious walk around $30K | FxPro

"Many Crypto-Sphere Projects Are About To Fall"! | Bitcoin’s tedious walk around $30K | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 24.05.2022 10:20
Bitcoin continues its tedious walk around $30K in a narrow range of $28.6-30.6K. Ethereum lost 0.4%, while other leading altcoins in the top 10 fell between 1% (XRP) and 2% (Solana). The exception was Binance Coin (+2.9%). Bitcoin reversed from the upper end of its range for the past two weeks The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinGecko, fell 0.8% overnight to $1.33 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index fell 0.5% to 42.1%. The cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 2 points to 12 by Tuesday and remains in “extreme fear”.The dynamics of the first cryptocurrency in recent days seem to have become determined by the balance of power between bulls and bears, but not the stock market dynamics. The latter showed gains on Monday, while bitcoin reversed from the upper end of its range for the past two weeks.CoinShares data for last week showed a record weekly outflow of institutional investors from crypto funds since the start of the year. Funds are operating cautiously, and their actions may be holding back growth while buying on the dips comes from retail and crypto-kits. Thus, the market is distilled from sporadic participants who want to “ride the wave” but are not crypto enthusiasts by nature. Read next: Altcoins: Ripple Crypto - What Is Ripple (XRP)? Price Of XRP | FXMAG.COM According to Gary Gensler, head of the SEC, many crypto-sphere projects are about to fall Without the hype inherent in the golden days’ for crypto, the flow of money into the industry is drying up, a cruel test of strength. Over the past two weeks, investors have withdrawn more than $10bn (13%) from Tether’s USDT stable coin. According to Gary Gensler, head of the SEC, many crypto-sphere projects are about to fall. But that is not stopping lobbyists from promoting cryptocurrencies as a long-term investment vehicle. A bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives that could lift restrictions on crypto investments by pension funds. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
FX: EUR/USD And GBP/USD - Powell And Lagarde May Affect These FX Pairs Today. How Is USD/JPY Doing?

Crypto Crash: Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Is Near $30K, US Stocks Could Be Better | Oanda

Craig Erlam Craig Erlam 24.05.2022 14:29
Stock markets are back in the red on Tuesday, with US futures also pointing to a negative start on Wall Street in a couple of hours. These wild swings from one day to the next have become the norm as investors try to pick the bottom in the markets only to be dealt another blow from one negative headline or another. And they continue to come thick and fast, leaving equity markets vulnerable to further drops. Snap Stock Pessimistic Chinese growth forecasts and a profit and revenue warning from Snap appear to have been behind the latest tumble, although there are so many headlines pouring out, you could probably pick another half a dozen reasons to explain the selling. Ultimately it comes down to the fact that the level of economic uncertainty is immense and while recessions are not the base case, they are a very realistic prospect. Read next: (TRX) TRON USD Decentralised Blockchain Platform That Focuses On Entertainment And Content Sharing. Altcoins: A Deep Look Into The TRON Network | FXMAG.COM Not least in the UK, where PMIs slipped back to levels not seen since lockdown. Except that the economy is fully open and operating without any restrictions at all, which is deeply concerning. The cost-of-living crisis is already having an impact and is expected to hit the economy hard, with the BoE anticipating double-digit inflation and a possible recession. The PMI data appears to be backing that up, with the services survey falling heavily from 58.9 last month to 51.8 this. That’s barely in growth territory and a hugely negative shift. The squeeze on household budgets is going to intensify later in the year which creates a feeling of inevitability about a recession. Perhaps that’s why we’re starting to see attitudes shift within government although as yet, we haven’t seen any new measures announced. Bitcoin consolidation continues There hasn’t been much change over the last week or so on the bitcoin front. It continues to bounce around USD 30,000 with moves below not gaining much traction to the downside and those above the same. It continues to look vulnerable below as there simply isn’t much of a bullish case for it in a monetary tightening and risk-averse environment. If we start to see markets pricing in fewer hikes then it may change but that looks a little hopeful at this point. For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar: www.marketpulse.com/economic-events/ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
(GSPC) SNAP Drags Tech Peers Down With It, The Russian Ruble Outperforms Emerging Currencies

(GSPC) SNAP Drags Tech Peers Down With It, The Russian Ruble Outperforms Emerging Currencies

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 24.05.2022 23:54
Summary: S&P 500 suffers in the wake of market sell-off for tech shares Update on the Russian Ruble Read next: Hawkish ECB Bodes Well For The Euro, UK PMI Data Disappoints (EUR/GBP), Hawkish SNB Offers Swiss Franc Still Support (USD/CHF), AUD/JPY - Good Morning Forex!  S&P 500 price drops The price of the S&P 500 fell more than 0.8% on Tuesday in the wake of Snap Inc. (SNAP) saw its biggest recorded one day drop in price and dragged some of its tech peers along with it. On Monday Wall Street closed in the green for only the 13th time out of 98 trading days this year, Tuesday's price drop builds on the broader negative market sentiment towards equities. S&P 500 Price Chart Russian Ruble The Russian Ruble has been the best performing emerging currency, it has gained around 33% against the US Dollar over the past year. Russia maintains strong trade relationships with India and China, which keeps the Ruble flowing. In addition, Russia continues to supply the European Union with Natural Gas despite the EU’s alliance with the United States against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia managed to find a loophole to get out of servicing its debt, however the loophole ends on May 25th and the Ruble may be in trouble, and Russia may face default. Read next: Snapchat (SNAP) Earnings Forecast Sends Causes Social Media Stocks To Fall  Sources: finance.yahoo.com, dailyfx.com
Is It Still About Crypto Market Crash? Is Bitcoin Price Able To Reach $10K!? Can Fed Raise The Interest Rate By 75bp?

Declining Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD)!? Ether Price (ETH/USD) Has Increased, AVAX Gone Down. Be ready for (BTC) Bitcoin to end consolidation with a drop | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 25.05.2022 09:00
Bitcoin’s fluctuations continue to shrink, meaning the spring is being compressed further. The lower bound of the trading range has moved to $29K, from where the BTCUSD has received support since the start of active trading in New York. The upper bound of the formed triangle has moved to $30.5K against current prices at $30.0K, reflecting a 1.8% gain over the past 24 hours. Ethereum has added 0.3% in the past 24 hours, with other altcoins in the top 10 from a 2.9% decline (Avalanche) to a 1.0% rise (BNB), but all faring worse than the crypto flagship. Total coin capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 1.1% to $1.28 trillion, with the Bitcoin Dominance Index up 0.4% to 44.7%. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was down 1 point to 11 by Wednesday and remains in “extreme fear”. The bitcoin price is in consolidation mode, equally dangerous for both bulls and bears. Both gain liquidity over time and get used to the current prices. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Monero? Explaining XMR. Untraceable Cryptocurrency!? | FXMAG.COM On the market cycle side, the chances are higher than the current consolidation will culminate in a breakdown of the lower boundary and liquidation of stop orders, reinforcing the initial downside momentum. Behind the pessimistic outlook is a tightening of monetary policy with slowing economic growth, which puts retail investors in the mode of withdrawing capital from cryptocurrency in favour of consumption. It does not help that the expectations of getting rich fast through cryptocurrencies are not paying off, as bitcoin is worth as much now as it was in early 2021. The ECB warned that the high correlation between cryptocurrency and stock markets... Investing in the industry is becoming more professional, moving beyond naïve attempts to buy and hold. According to CoinShares, investors are withdrawing money from bitcoin and investing in blockchains that support smart contracts, such as Cardano and Polkadot. Net capital outflows from crypto funds last week amounted to $141m. The ECB warned that the high correlation between cryptocurrency and stock markets is usually seen in times of dire economic conditions and will no longer allow the diversification of investment portfolios with digital assets. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
Crypto: Extreme Fear!? Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Is Stable, But Ether’s (ETH) Performance Reflects The Pressure. What About Ripple And Stellar? | FxPro

Crypto: Extreme Fear!? Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Is Stable, But Ether’s (ETH) Performance Reflects The Pressure. What About Ripple And Stellar? | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 26.05.2022 09:34
Bitcoin ignored the positive dynamics of US stock indices on Wednesday, further reducing the amplitude of its fluctuations. The first cryptocurrency has been moving in a $29.5-30.0K range since the start of active trading in New York. We caution that this reduction in volatility risks turning into an explosion in the near term, potentially setting off momentum for a few days or weeks. BTC Price A formal break of consolidation would be considered a consolidation beyond the previous local extremes, which are located at $30.2K and $29.3K. Going beyond those limits in a sharp move promises to trigger a wave of liquidation of positions that the bulls and bears have brought closer to the current price due to low volatility and bored speculators in recent days. Outside of Bitcoin, the situation is more worrying. The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, has fallen 1.6% in the last 24 hours to $1.25 trillion. Bitcoin’s dominance index is 0.4 points to 45.1%. Ether Price (ETH/USD) Ethereum lost 3%, dropping to 1915, the lower end of a steady trading range for the past two weeks. The daily candlestick chart clearly shows a sequence of increasingly lower local highs. This dynamic is a sure sign of a sustained sell-off in crypto, temporarily covered by Bitcoin’s stability. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM Bitcoin’s stability against such an external backdrop may be nothing more than a temporary consolidation of capital in the most liquid cryptocurrency and is supported by improved sentiment in stocks. Crypto Fear And Greed Index The cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 1 point to 12 by Thursday and remains in “extreme fear”. Ripple lawyer Stuart Alderoty criticised the stance of US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler and the SEC’s desire to seize administrative control of the cryptocurrency market. Stellar will provide its technology to the Central Bank of Brazil to develop the digital currency. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News
Bitcoin: volatility just the beginning

"BTC is the most reliable asset in this very volatile world"!? Ether (ETH/USD) Decreased By Over 10% Throughout Last Week, Solana (SOL) Lost 14.8%. What About Polkadot (DOT)? | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 30.05.2022 08:27
Bitcoin is down 2.5% over the past week, ending near $29,200. Ethereum lost 10.6%, while other leading altcoins in the top 10 fell from 1% (Polkadot) to 14.8% (Solana). The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, sank 2.4% over the week to $1.26 trillion. Bitcoin’s dominance index jumped 1.3 points to 44.9% over the same time due to the better performance of the first cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency fear and greed index The cryptocurrency fear and greed index was down to 10 points by Monday. However, this drop does not consider the positive market performance in the early hours on Monday. Bitcoin has closed lower for eight consecutive weeks, the longest sell-off streak in the first cryptocurrency’s existence. But the last two weeks have been very tentative declines. Follow FXMAG.COM on Google News How Much Is 1 Bitcoin? On Monday morning, BTCUSD surpassed the $30K mark again and returned to last week’s highs, breaking above the downside resistance line in a strong move. It will be premature to talk about a bullish counteroffensive until Bitcoin gets above $30.6K, its horizontal resistance line since mid-May. Renewed risk appetite in global markets is fuelling hopes of a turnaround. Divergence in equity and cryptocurrency dynamics was conspicuous last week, highlighting the weakness of the crypto market. Bill Miller, head of investment firm Miller Value Partners, called bitcoin an effective means of accessing financial services regardless of military and economic situations Dan Held, business development director at crypto exchange Kraken, believes the current crypto crisis is not as severe as previous ones, as institutional players have entered the market in recent years and increased market liquidity. We would add that thanks to the expanded crypto market capacity, we haven’t seen as much of a surge in the bull cycle of 2021 as we did in 2013 and 2017, which explains the not-so-high ‘winter’ losses. MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said he will always buy bitcoin. Read next: Altcoins: Tether (USDT), What Is It? - A Deeper Look Into The Tether Blockchain| FXMAG.COM According to him, BTC is the most reliable asset in this very volatile world. Bill Miller, head of investment firm Miller Value Partners, called bitcoin an effective means of accessing financial services regardless of military and economic situations. Regulation of cryptocurrencies would help with the crisis in the crypto market, according to Deutsche Bank.
Bitcoin Price Reaching $20K Is Still Possible, Even If The Crypto Market Crash Is Believed To Be Over | Geco.one

Bitcoin Price Reaching $20K Is Still Possible, Even If The Crypto Market Crash Is Believed To Be Over | Geco.one

Geco One Geco One 30.05.2022 14:22
After a fall of more than $13,000 that we saw between 5 and 12 May, Bitcoin stopped in the area of ​​$28,500 technical support. There have been many different kinds of demand reactions in this area. It was no different now. Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) This time, however, this rebound turned out to be highly modest; as a result, Bitcoin has been moving in a horizontal trend for three weeks. The rebound from the lower bound of this formation observed last weekend may drive an increase towards its upper limit, i.e. resistance of $31,500. However, it seems highly probable that the increases observed since Saturday will not lead to a permanent change in the market attitude and the return of BTC to the path of long-term gains. For this to happen, the quotations of the oldest virtual currencies would have to break above $31,500. Read next: Altcoins: What Is Polkadot (DOT)? Cross-Chain Transfers Of Any Type Of Asset Or Data. A Deeper Look Into Polkadot Protocol | FXMAG.COM Price Of Bitcoin Reaching $20K!? Considering that consolidations are corrective formations and, statistically, more often, the market breaks out of these systems in the direction consistent with the previous move, there is a high probability that there will be a more significant supply response in the area of this resistance. It could signal a potential for further declines in the region of $28,500, even further toward $24,000, or even below $20,000. This scenario supports the fact that the upper limit of this system coincides with the measurement of 38.2% Fibonacci retracements from an earlier downward impulse. This prediction can change if Bitcoin breaks above the technical resistance of $31,500. Then we could expect a continuation of increases towards $34,500, or further to $37,000. Ether Price (ETH/USD) Looking at the Ethereum quotes, we notice that, in line with our last week's projection, the cryptocurrency's rate in the second half of last week broke below the technical support of $1,900 and slipped as much as $1,730. Read next: Altcoins: Tether (USDT), What Is It? - A Deeper Look Into The Tether Blockchain| FXMAG.COM It is where the demand reaction reappeared last weekend. As the new week starts, it has led to a re-test of a previously defeated support (now resistance) of $1,900. The immediate future of ETH will now depend on what happens around the level currently being tested. Its permanent defeat, i.e. a break above $1,900, could open the way to further increases towards $2,150 or further towards $2,350. However, the emergence of a more significant supply response at this point, signalling a potential rejection of the resistance currently tested, could, in turn, indicate a potential for a further decline to $1730 or even further toward $1400. Polygon (MATIC) Looking at the MATIC quotations, we can see its price has been in the horizontal trend for almost three weeks between the technical support of $0.57 and the resistance of the $0.75. If the increases observed since last Saturday will continue, the MATIC quotations could return to $0.75. However, considering that this resistance coincides with the measurement of 38.2% Fibonacci retracements, it seems highly probable that more supply pressure will reappear in its vicinity. Read next: Stablecoins In Times Of Crypto Crash. What is Terra (UST)? A Deep Look Into Terra Altcoin. Terra - Leading Decentralised And Open-Source Public Blockchain Protocol | FXMAG.COM It is also worth remembering that consolidations are corrective patterns, which in this particular case increases the probability that the market will try to break out of this pattern with the bottom and further decline even towards $0.45. It’s finally time to get down to business. Start serious trading with Geco.one - top 20 cryptocurrencies, 1:100 leverage, staking, low fees, intuitive design, no KYC. Trading on derivatives has never been easier. Join us https://app.geco.one
Will ETH Beat BTC? Are BTC ETFs Coming Shortly? Extreme Fear! Bitcoin Price (1 BTC) Has Neared $32K! BTC Gained 7% Yesterday, Ether Price (ETH/USD) Increased By 8.2% And Cardano Price (ADA/USD) Added 14.8% | FxPro

Will ETH Beat BTC? Are BTC ETFs Coming Shortly? Extreme Fear! Bitcoin Price (1 BTC) Has Neared $32K! BTC Gained 7% Yesterday, Ether Price (ETH/USD) Increased By 8.2% And Cardano Price (ADA/USD) Added 14.8% | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 31.05.2022 08:55
Bitcoin jumped 7% on Monday, ending the day at around $31.2K. On Tuesday morning, positive momentum persisted, with the rate climbing above $32.0K, a 20-day high. Ethereum added 8.2%, while other top-ten altcoins gained between 4.9% (BNB) and 14.8% (Cardano). The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 4.3% overnight to $1.31 trillion, with the Bitcoin Dominance Index rising 0.1 points to 46%. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 6 points to 16 by Tuesday but still in “extreme fear”. Long-term? Due to the US bank holiday, markets were minimally active on Monday, but the momentum was on the plus side. The emerging rebound from the bottom may be self-sustaining at first, as many market participants believe that the crypto market has corrected enough to become attractive for long-term buying. Bank Of America And Crypto However, fundamentals such as halving, soft monetary policy or accelerated adoption are needed for growth to continue. But the latter is not easy right now. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan has stated that the bank has no plans to introduce cryptocurrencies in the foreseeable future because the industry is too strictly regulated. After the Terra project collapsed, CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham compared investing in crypto-assets to buying lottery tickets, which can be expected to both win and lose. ETH With Bigger Market Capitalisation Than Bitcoin? Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal reiterated that in the long term, Ethereum, the leading smart contracts platform, will surpass bitcoin in terms of market capitalisation, trading volume and number of active wallets. SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci noted the interest of large investors in spot bitcoin ETFs and suggested they could be launched as early as this year. Payments service MoneyGram plans to launch Stablecoin transfer services in partnership with Stellar.
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How Have (BTC/USD) Bitcoin Price, Gold Price And Stocks Been Doing This Week? | BeInCrypto

BeInCrypto (BeIn News Academy Ltd), we're writing about crypto. BeInCrypto (BeIn News Academy Ltd), we're writing about crypto. 03.06.2022 13:07
Be[in]Crypto brings you an overview of this week’s price movements for bitcoin (BTC), gold, and our stock pick, GameStop.     BTC While an improvement over the prior two weeks, bitcoin has been struggling to maintain a $30,000 baseline. Trading just below $29,000 on May 19, BTC rose above $30,000 the next day, but swiftly returned below. Over the next two days it trickled upward, before accelerating up to $30,000 by May 24. Hitting resistance again, it dropped back down to $29,000 and failed to recover over the next few days, eventually slipping further down to $28,250 by May 27. While it rose a bit over the following days, BTC spiked on May 30, reaching $32,000 by May 31. Once again, BTC plummeted from there to $29,000 by June 2 and is now trading around $30,000.     Bitcoin’s rise to $32,000 was a result of markets responding to the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in China, in addition to the possibility that the Federal Reserve could loosen its hawkish stance later this year. “Bitcoin’s price action today is not entirely surprising,” said Joe DiPasquale, the CEO of crypto fund manager BitBull. “Not only is it facing pressure from traditional markets, it has also been struggling to breach the resistance zone between $31K-$32K, resulting in a breakdown from the range it set over the weekend.” GOLD The gold price has fared well over the past two weeks. Trading around $1,810 on May 19, it then shot up to $1,845 later that day, before rising even further to $1,865 by May 23. While sinking a bit from there, gold rose a bit higher by May 24 before sinking a bit back to $1,845. Over the next few days, gold reached $1,855, then dropped down further to $1,830 by June 1. However, over the past day, it has surged and is now trading around $1,865.  Gold prices rose yesterday bolstered by a dip in the dollar and data showing U.S. private payrolls rose less than expected last month. “[The job data] is really raising the recession concerns that have been brewing in the market and supporting gold,” said Ryan McKay, commodity strategist at TD Securities. According to ADP National Employment Report data, private payrolls rose by 128,000 jobs last month against a forecast for an increase of 300,000 jobs. GME GameStop shares have trickled down over the past two month, but have surged over the past week. At the beginning of April, GME dropped from $190, and had fallen to $140 by April 18. Despite a brief recovery, it continued to trickle down, hitting $115 by May 1. While maintaining around $120 the next few days, it continued to fall and hit $80 by May 11. It then shot up the next day to nearly $110 and traded between $100 and $90 until May 25. From there it shot up to nearly $150 on May 26, and while it has fallen a bit since then, it is currently trading around $135. During its latest financial results, GameStop reported sales of $1.378 billion, up from $1.277 billion during the same period last year. The company said that new and expanded brand relationships have helped boost sales, in what is likely a reference to its crypto efforts. CEO Matt Furlong said in the earnings call: “We firmly believe that digital assets are core to the future of gaming,” giving a clear indication that the company is going to double down on its digital assets strategy. GameStop will release its highly anticipated NFT marketplace in the second quarter of the year, which should inject a lot of life into the company’s business, having seen a resurgence since last year’s stock incident.  Disclaimer All the information contained on our website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. Any action the reader takes upon the information found on our website is strictly at their own risk.   Source: BeInCrypto
Is It Still About Crypto Market Crash? Is Bitcoin Price Able To Reach $10K!? Can Fed Raise The Interest Rate By 75bp?

Bitcoin Price (USD) Plunged! BTC/USD - Is It A Significant Loss!? "37% Of People Want Crypto To Be A Legal Tender!" | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 07.06.2022 09:13
Bitcoin rose 4.9% on Monday, ending at around $31.5K. However, on Tuesday morning, the first cryptocurrency collapsed 7% to $29.5K, the second such bear attack in the past seven days. Both were of similar magnitude, but the latter should have a more considerable negative effect. It more than offset Monday's gains and temporarily brought the price back to levels from May 30. The BTCUSD consolidation has been going on for more than a month. Earlier it was formed as a triangle with decreasing amplitude of fluctuations, but since the end of last month, it became more like a sideways pattern, from which it makes several failed attempts to break upwards. The market dynamics this Tuesday morning are a reminder that the market cannot now rally again as it did in 2020. Bitcoin's prolonged sideways slide is turning current prices into the norm, although current levels seemed like a good buy for the long term two months ago. 2018 and 2019 teach us that such consolidations can last for months and often lead to new selloffs from frustrated fast earners. In our view, the bitcoin bear market is not over yet, although it has made a significant part of its way down. The market is full of rumours that short-term buyers have already capitulated, backed up by Kathy Wood. But the whole bear market rarely ends at this phase. Far more often, a bull market begins when medium-term investors and even some long-term investors capitulate, bringing stressed market professionals into play. It is unlikely to reach this point before the price returns to the highs of 2017. Bitcoin's short-term volatility is irrelevant, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said. He said BTC is the surest thing in a very volatile world and is more suited to long-term investment rather than trading. According to a survey by The Economist, 37% of respondents in the world's leading economies are interested in having their governments adopt cryptocurrencies as legal tender.
Bitcoin: volatility just the beginning

Bitcoin Price (USD) - No More Bulls? Is It The Beginnig Of A... Decline!? #Crypto

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 07.06.2022 12:13
Relevance up to 10:00 2022-06-08 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Bitcoin continues to trade within a narrow range of $29k–$31.5k. The coin solidly consolidated and tried to break out of the area, but eventually made a false breakout of the $32.2k level. Subsequently, the asset tried to consolidate in the upper part of the range, but began to decline. And as of June 7, the sellers are in full control of the situation.     The cryptocurrency was traded near the upper border of the channel, but eventually fell like a stone to its lower part. As a result, the price is trading in the area of $28.6k, and on the daily chart, a "bearish engulfing" pattern has formed. It is also extremely important to understand that bears are expanding the usual price movement area. This could mean a further decline, as well as the presence of volumes of liquidity that need to be squeezed out of the bulls.     Technical indicators of the cryptocurrency have made a steep peak and are moving towards the lower boundary of the bullish zone. This indicates the formation of large sales volumes, as well as a sluggish reaction of buyers. Nevertheless, the MACD indicator has resisted and is consolidating sideways. However, clouds are gathering around Bitcoin bulls again, and bears completely seize the initiative. With this in mind, a reasonable question arises: will the previous weeks of consolidation be leveled, and the asset continue to fall? Let's start with the fundamentals, which are entirely based on Fed policy. Investors are concerned about the pace of monetary tightening, which could lead to a significant slowdown in economic growth. As a result, we saw a preventive reduction in liquidity from market players in order to preserve it and subsequently redistribute it profitably. This can also be regarded as a definite signal for the Fed about the need to pause in such strict regulation of monetary policy. Fed members have also repeatedly stated the need to return to liberal monetary policy and let the markets breathe. Such a pause would be similar to the recent correction of the US dollar index, which turned out to be a breath of fresh air for the crypto market. But there is every reason to believe that the regulator does not plan to pause, and will continue to tighten monetary policy.     This is evidenced by the statistics on the labor market for May 2022. In May, more than 350,000 jobs were created in the United States. This result was significantly lower than similar indicators in April. At the same time, analysts are confident that inflation will stay in the region of 6%–7%, which leaves the Fed with no way out. At the June meeting, it is planned to increase the key rate by another 50 basis points.     However, it is important to understand that another $45 billion will be withdrawn under the quantitative tightening (QT) program, a significant part of which was injected into the crypto market. If we combine the balance sheet contraction with the effect of the interest rate hike, it turns out that in June the key rate will be raised by 1 basis point. June could become an even more painful month for high-risk assets, even with the partial market adjustment after the May crash.     At the same time, back in May, there was a tendency for long-term investors to sell their stocks. In the short term and psychologically, this is a negative signal that contributes to the growth of bearish sentiment. But from a fundamental point of view, this means the gradual formation of a local bottom. A similar situation was observed in the market in 2014 and 2018. However, it took months for investors to fully form a long-term low. How the situation will develop in 2022 is impossible to predict.     But it is safe to say that the market has passed the worst stage of this bearish trend. In parallel with the capitulation of long-term investors, there is a massive process of accumulation that will be the catalyst for the next bull market. But only long-term hodlers can say for sure how long the period of capitulation + accumulation will take. It is likely that in order to speed up this process, we can expect a local retest of the bottom. Given these developments, Terra's collapse is not to be expected, but volatility surges and sell-offs are more than likely.   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/313140
Technical Analysis of BTC/USD for June 9, 2022

Technical Analysis of BTC/USD for June 9, 2022

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 09.06.2022 15:30
Relevance up to 14:00 2022-06-10 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Crypto Industry News: While New York State is pushing through a bill that will ban Proof of Work mining, members of the crypto community are voicing their opposition via social media. Jake Chervinsky, head of policy at the Blockchain Association, explained in a Twitter thread that the move would not "reduce carbon emissions" at all. According to Chervinsky, the mining ban will force New York miners to operate elsewhere where the state has no control over them. Chervinsky hopes New York Governor Kathy Hochul will veto the bill "for the sake of New York." The lawyer noted that the move sends a message that "crypto is not in a welcome state". Chervinsky added that if the law was implemented, it would be a political mistake on the part of the world's financial capital. In addition to Chervinsky, this was opposed by US Senatorial candidate Bruce Fenton. In a tweet, he said governments have no right to control the specific software that citizens use. He noted that "code is speech," implying that the ban is a movement against freedom of speech. Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin also agreed with Fenton. Sharing his thoughts on the subject, Buterin said the government should not decide which uses are "okay" for electricity. He suggested introducing carbon prices. On June 3, a bill to ban mining was approved by the New York State Senate. After approval by the governor, the law will ban mining in the state and make it difficult to renew previously issued cryptocurrency mining permits. Technical Market Outlook: The range bounded trading conditions are still being developed on the BTC/USD pair, full of fake-outs and blow-outs and false movements. The market participants has still not decided whether the down trend should be continued or terminated and keep trading in a narrow range between the levels of $32,892 - $28,741. The first indication of the deeper correction would be a clear breakout above the range high located at the level of $32,892, however all the current attempts to rally are being faded and the Pin Bar candlesticks inside the range zone are present already.     Weekly Pivot Points: WR3 - $34,666 WR2 - $33,580 WR1 - $31,452 Weekly Pivot - $30,233 WS1 - $28,222 WS2 - $27,019 WS3 - $24,877 Trading Outlook: The down trend on the H4, Daily and Weekly time frames continues. So far every bounce and attempt to rally is being used to sell Bitcoin for a better price by the market participants, so the bearish pressure is still high. The key long term technical support is seen at the round psychological level of $20,000.   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/279285
Best Crypto To Invest In? Cryptocurrencies: Are BTC And ETH "Best Long-Term Investments"? Ethereum (ETH/USD) Decreased By 0.4%, Cardano (ADA) Lost 2.5% | FxPro

Best Crypto To Invest In? Cryptocurrencies: Are BTC And ETH "Best Long-Term Investments"? Ethereum (ETH/USD) Decreased By 0.4%, Cardano (ADA) Lost 2.5% | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 10.06.2022 09:06
Bitcoin was down 0.3% on Thursday, continuing to hover around $30K. This mild decline was a bonus of last month's loss of correlation between the cryptocurrency and stock markets. Ethereum lost 0.4%, settling near $1800. Other top-10 altcoins showed mixed dynamics, ranging from a 2.5% decline (Cardano) to a 3.6% rise (Solana). Financial market veteran Peter Brandt believes Ethereum is in a downward triangle and could fall to $1268 within a month. The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, fell 0.2% overnight to $1.24 trillion. The cryptocurrency fear and greed index were up 2 points to 13 by Friday and remains in "extreme fear" mode. Bitcoin has crossed the $30K mark almost daily over the past month, with no significant preponderance of buyers or sellers to form a clear trend. Generally, the correlation gap between cryptocurrencies and stock markets is long-term good news as it attracts the attention of professional investors. Weakness in equity and bond markets, sagging gold and the murky outlook for the real estate market are turning their eyes to cryptocurrencies as another tool in a diversified portfolio. CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer has changed his mind about investing in cryptocurrencies, calling BTC and ETH the best long-term investments. However, they should not account for more than 5% of a portfolio. PwC, an audit firm, reported that most hedge funds invest less than 1% of their assets in cryptocurrencies because of regulatory uncertainty in the industry. According to a Deloitte survey, 75% of US retailers will implement support for cryptocurrency payments within two years. USDT, the world's most prominent staple by market capitalisation, will be available on the Tezos blockchain powered by the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. The USDT ecosystem is now open on 12 networks, including Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, Tron and Algorand.
Uncertain Rebound and Inflation Data: How Likely Is Bitcoin To Fall Again?

BTC/USD Hitting $20K!? Bitcoin Price Is Going Down! ETH/USD, Solana (SOL) And Tron - They All Have Decreased! | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 13.06.2022 08:36
Bitcoin is losing for the seventh consecutive day, at one point on Monday morning, falling below $25K. The loss in seven days of selling is approaching 18%, bringing the rate to its lowest since December 2020. Ethereum has lost 28% in seven days. Altcoins in the top 10 fell in price from 14.5% (Tron) to 32% (Solana). The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, sank 20% for the week, approaching the 1 trillion mark and crossing it at some point in the morning. As the price falls, so does trading volume, meaning we see investors fleeing the crypto market. However, the traditional market is suffering from the same symptoms. The cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index dipped to 11 points by Monday. Two similarly prolonged swings of this index in the 10-20 range were in December 2018 and March 2020. In the first, it was the end of the crypto-winter; in the second, it was the final chord of the sell-off. However, it may be too early to rush to redeem the drawdown. Bitcoin does not seem to have closed the gestalt yet, having not tested the 200-week moving average as it did in the previous two cases. It is now passing through 22K. A more ambitious target for the bears would be an attempt to push Bitcoin back to the 2017 highs region, above $19K. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called cryptocurrencies a ‘very risky’ option for retirement savings. Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz warned investors of a prolonged phase of market consolidation amid tightening monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve. Cardano blockchain founder Charles Hoskinson believes there are positives to be found even in the current market situation, as a bearish trend opens new opportunities for the crypto sphere. The Central Bank of Canada reported that the share of its citizens owning BTC almost tripled to 13% in 2021. The Swedish Central Bank has called for a ban on bitcoin and other Proof-of-Work cryptocurrencies because of the environmental impact.
Crypto Market Crash!? What's "Cryptozyma"? Bitcoin Lost 15.1% (BTC/USD) Yesterday! ETH Has Decreased By 7.8%! | FxPro

Crypto Market Crash!? What's "Cryptozyma"? Bitcoin Lost 15.1% (BTC/USD) Yesterday! ETH Has Decreased By 7.8%! | FxPro

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 14.06.2022 09:32
Bitcoin collapsed 15.1% on Monday, ending the day around $23,200 and slipped another 10% on Tuesday morning on inertia before finding support from buyers after touching $20,800. Ethereum has lost 7.8% in the past 24 hours and more than 30% in the week. The top ten altcoins show buyer optimism, with Solana up 9.5% and Cardano up 7.3%. Among the decline, leaders are Tron with -8% and BNB with -3.5%. The total capitalisation of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, sank 6% overnight to $0.965 trillion. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was down 3 points to 8 by Tuesday and remains in “extreme fear”. Bitcoin collapsed on Monday in the biggest decline since the March 2020 crisis amid falling stock markets and a rising US dollar. Bitcoin closed the December 2020 gap by touching the area below the 200-week simple moving average. But in our view, Bitcoin needs to touch levels near 19500: the 2017 peak, which is also where the most aggressive growth phase started at the end of 2020, for a definitive return of long-term buyers. A similar three-point checklist for Ether is also incomplete. ETHUSD touched the 200-week average and dived below the peak levels of the previous cycle in 2018. However, the most aggressive rally at the end of 2020 came from $740, which is well below the day’s lows today at $1075. However, the latter target may prove too ambitious for the bears. Along with BTC, cryptocurrency-focused stocks also collapsed. MicroStrategy shares lost 25.2%, while Coinbase dropped 11.4%. The key trigger for the sell-off in the crypto sphere is the US inflation hike to 8.6% on Friday, followed by speculation that the Fed could raise rates by 75 points at Wednesday’s meeting or at the end of July. According to IntoTheBlock, about half of cryptocurrency holders are now incurring losses. According to Crypto.com CEO Chris Marszalek, the market has entered a phase of “cryptozyma” that could drag on, according to Crypto.com CEO Chris Marszalek. Cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius has suspended withdrawals, exchanges and transactions of digital assets due to “extreme market conditions”. Tether has ruled out the impact of the Celsius incident on USDT reserves. The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has warned of the risks associated with Stablecoin, citing the collapse of the Terra project. The US Treasury Department believes that the country’s authorities should be more proactive in seeking to regulate the crypto industry, given the active digitalisation of the financial sector.
Bitcoin: volatility just the beginning

Morning rebound faded as PPI remains elevated, Oracle impresses, MicroStrategy all-in on bitcoin, bitcoin holding above USD20k

Ed Moya Ed Moya 14.06.2022 23:22
Wall Street was quick to fade the morning rebound that stemmed a modest improvement with producer prices, possibly providing some hope that core inflation continues to ease for businesses. Wholesale prices are still climbing higher and while they are slightly off the record annual pace, this report does not change anything for the Fed.  Aggressive tightening over the next handful of policy meetings is the only course of action for the Fed. PPI PPI rose 0.8% for the month and 10.8% over the past year.  The April reading downward revisions across the board, so that could support the idea that consumers might see slightly less price increases passed on. The Fed will focus on the month-over-month readings and those are still rising.  The headline 10.8% increase in wholesale prices for the month of May was lower by a tick for both the downwardly revised prior reading and consensus estimate. Oracle earnings sparkle Thank you, Oracle!  If Oracle didn’t crush earnings and remind Wall Street that it is not all doom and gloom out there, US stock markets might have kept the selling pressure going.  Oracle boasted a strong outlook as they saw a “major increase in demand” for cloud infrastructure.  Oracle is somewhat viewed as a safe-haven tech trade and this strong fourth quarter performance will keep it as a must hold on Wall Street. MicroStrategy One of the biggest bitcoin backers, Michael Saylor remains committed to relentless belief with the world’s largest cryptocurrency.  Saylor tweeted, “When @MicroStrategy adopted a #Bitcoin Strategy, it anticipated volatility and structured its balance sheet so that it could continue to #HODL through adversity.” MicroStrategy is in danger of a massive margin call and there is no going back for them. In May, their president, Phong Le noted that bitcoin would need to lose half its value around USD 21,000 before they’d have a margin call. Regardless of what happens with bitcoin, investors should be hesitant to use MicroStrategy as their way of gaining exposure to cryptos.  MicroStrategy could have bought protection at any point and they remain blindly bullish on cryptos. Bitcoin ​ Bitcoin traders better be buckled up heading into the FOMC decision.  Bitcoin is still holding the USD 20,000 level and if Wall Street gets a very hawkish decision and press conference, Treasury yields and the dollar could surge once again and that would test the line in the sand many crypto traders have drawn.  If bitcoin breaks below the USD 20,000 level, support might not emerge until the USD 17,000 level. Another crypto plunge might not see major support until the 2019 summer high around the USD 14,000 level. This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Morning rebound faded as PPI remains elevated, Oracle impresses, MicroStrategy all-in on bitcoin, bitcoin holding above USD20k - MarketPulseMarketPulse
What's It Going To Be Celsius? Can Bitcoin Price Go Any Lower? Yesterday BTC/USD Lost 5.7%, ETHUSD Decreased By 38% In A Week

What's It Going To Be Celsius? Can Bitcoin Price Go Any Lower? Yesterday BTC/USD Lost 5.7%, ETHUSD Decreased By 38% In A Week

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 15.06.2022 09:26
Bitcoin was down 5.7% on Tuesday, ending the day at around $22K. The decline picked up on Wednesday morning, taking another 3.3% off the price to $21K, declining for the eighth consecutive day and losing 30% in seven days. Ethereum lost 8.1% in 24 hours and 38% in a week. Leading altcoins in the top ten are losing between 2% (Polkadot) and 9.6% (Dogecoin). Total cryptocurrency market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, sank 6.4% overnight to $898bn. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was down 1 point by Wednesday, to 7, which last was in March 2020. Concerns around a sharp tightening of monetary policy are weighing on financial markets and are trickling down into cryptocurrencies through their influence on large institutional investors. It is not surprising that Bitcoin and Ether are dragging the entire cryptocurrency market down in such an environment. According to CoinShares, institutional investors withdrew $102 million from cryptocurrencies last week amid expectations of a tightening of monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve. The US regulator’s two-day meeting results will be announced todays. BitMEX founder Arthur Hayes fears that the market has not yet hit rock bottom, and we could see a massive sell-off in cryptocurrencies if bitcoin falls below $20,000. Galaxy Digital head Mike Novogratz is convinced that bitcoin is close to the “bottom” and will hold above $20,000. We believe Bitcoin may be close to its bottom, but it could take months until the next rally. During those months, the entire crypto industry will probably go through a furnace of fire, as we saw with Terra (Luna), and is now happening with Celsius. Stablecoins continue to be tested, and USDD being below parity with USD for the third day tells us that history with USDT (stable tied to Luna) could repeat itself several times.
Market Crash: Are Ethereum (ETH) And Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Price "Very Close To Their Bottom"!? | FXStreet

Market Crash: Are Ethereum (ETH) And Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Price "Very Close To Their Bottom"!? | FXStreet

FXStreet News FXStreet News 15.06.2022 16:46
Analyst who predicted the bear market of 2018 believes Bitcoin and Ethereum prices are very close to their bottom. Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank detailed his crypto holdings include Ethereum and scaling solution MATIC. Analysts argue that a drop below $1,070 could push Ethereum prices lower. The cryptocurrency analyst known for accurately predicting crypto bear markets believes Ethereum is close to printing cycle lows. Analysts believe Ethereum price could continue to plummet lower. Ethereum price could hit bottom soon? The crypto strategist Smart Contracter accurately called the bottom of Bitcoin and Ethereum during the 2018 bear market. The analyst is now back with his prediction for the two largest cryptocurrencies and believes BTC and ETH are close to their cycle low. The analyst told his 208,000 followers on Twitter that Ethereum has gone through a capitulation phase and is now trading at a level that offers strong support. Smart Contracter is quoted in his recent tweet: BTC and ETH are both at their weekly respective 200-week moving averages. Bottom is very, very close in my opinion, maybe marginal new lows on lower timeframes but this is the spot to start accumulating in my opinion. This is pure unadulterated capitulation. ETH-USD price chart Kevin O’Leary is bullish on Ethereum Kevin O’Leary, a Canadian entrepreneur and investor at Shark Tank, recently revealed the cryptocurrencies in his portfolio. O’Leary has shared his investment strategy when the crypto market is hit by massive volatility. The Shark Tank star and billionaire investor abide by the general rules of portfolio theory when allocating capital to cryptocurrencies. In an interview with the Bankless podcast, O’Leary shared the rules of capital allocation in his portfolio, implying a bullish outlook on Ethereum, one of the cryptocurrencies he holds. Ethereum price drop below $1,070 could push the altcoin to new low Analysts have evaluated the Ethereum price trend and argue that $1,070 is major support for ETH, and a drop below this level could put a lot of pressure on bulls. The altcoin’s price could slide to support at $1,000 in the near term. ETH-USD price chart Ethereum price could enter the three-digit territory FXStreet analysts believe Ethereum price could decline and plummet lower, entering the three-digit territory. For more information, watch this video:
Is The Recent Crypto Crash Like 2008 Crisis!? Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Price Is Very Close To $19K Level!  Bitcoin will test historical patterns

Is The Recent Crypto Crash Like 2008 Crisis!? Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Price Is Very Close To $19K Level! Bitcoin will test historical patterns

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 17.06.2022 10:27
Bitcoin was down 4.9% on Thursday, ending around $20.7K and trading near $20.8K at the start of the day on Friday. Ethereum lost 6.4% in the last 24 hours, returning to the 1100 area. Altcoins in the top 10 fell in price from 2.9% (BNB) to 8.8% (Polkadot). Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, sank 3.5% overnight to $903bn. Bitcoin’s dominance index fell 0.3 points to 44.0%. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was up 2 points to 9 by Friday. Although we did not see any new intraday lows, Bitcoin closed Thursday with a tenth consecutive day of declines. New lows in stock indices contributed mainly to this. Bitcoin could be uncharted territory in a few days when historical patterns stop working. The bearish focus remains on the circular $20,000 level, the former peak of 2017. At no time in past down cycles has BTC fallen below the high of the previous bull cycle. Closing the week below $22.3K would also be unique, as it would be the first close below the 200-week average. Bitcoin has previously fallen below this curve more than once but quickly regained some ground, finding ample demand from long-term investors amid a deep and quick sell-off. The latest issue to attract investors’ attention has been the uncertainty surrounding Singapore-based cryptocurrency fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC). The hedge fund could be the subject of a new scandal amid growing speculation about its possible bankruptcy. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero called on the US Congress to close the cryptocurrency regulation gap and compared the collapse in the crypto-asset market to the 2008 financial crisis.
Is Crypto Crash Still There!? Why does Bitcoin (1 BTC To USD) continue to decline despite the rise in "buy the dip" sentiment?  | InstaForex

Is Crypto Crash Still There!? Why does Bitcoin (1 BTC To USD) continue to decline despite the rise in "buy the dip" sentiment? | InstaForex

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 17.06.2022 14:35
Relevance up to 10:00 2022-06-18 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. The crypto community held its breath as the price of Bitcoin approached the vital $20k level. Subsequently, the buyers managed to recapture an important milestone and stabilize the situation. The asset managed to get to the $22k level and start consolidating. The number of mentions of "buy the dip" is growing on the network, which has always been a signal for the formation of a local bottom. In addition, Bitcoin has formed a "bullish hammer" pattern, which can also be regarded as a positive signal for a likely price reversal.     All of the major metrics also point to bear market peaks. The fear index has updated its annual maximum, which indicates that the point of highest tension has been reached. Also, the volume of long positions on some crypto exchanges continues to grow. Santiment experts believe that large investors are ready to defend the $22k level, which is becoming a key area for a trend reversal.     Technical indicators also demonstrate local positive. The RSI index starts an upward movement and will soon leave the oversold zone, which indicates the activation of purchases. The Stochastic Oscillator has formed a bullish crossover and is also approaching the upper border of the oversold zone. In general, positive signals are visible, but there is no need to hope for a successful implementation of short-term bullish impulses, since similar situations have been observed over the past two weeks. In addition, the MACD is still in a direct downward peak, which indicates that the bulls are not taking any initiative in the long term.     Sellers also do not lose their grip and continue to put pressure on the price. As of June 17, the asset has fallen below $22k and is trading in the $21k area. Over the past two weeks, a record number of Bitcoins have entered crypto exchanges, and the worsening economic crisis and rising inflation continue to negatively affect the quotes of the first cryptocurrency. One of the main reasons why a wide reversal in the price of Bitcoin fails is the decrease in the overall level of liquidity.     This crisis is most evident in the situation around stablecoins. In the second quarter of 2022, stablecoin volumes declined by $10 billion, excluding the situation with UST. The market saw the negative side of stablecoins, decoupling from the US dollar and vague reporting. As a result, in addition to the general reduction in liquidity associated with the bear market and Fed policies, the market has lost a lot of investment in stables due to the fallen reputation of stable digital coins. As a result, there is less liquidity and fewer stablecoins in the market, which negatively affects the implementation of bullish impulses.     The second important factor that influenced such a powerful fall in Bitcoin was the actions of mining companies. According to Santiment, the net inflow of BTC to crypto exchanges from miners has reached a historical record of 88,000 coins. Bitcoin mining companies have faced the negative effects of the bear market, as well as the energy market crisis. As a result of the war in Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions against the Russian Federation, the energy resource market has become volatile, which directly affects the main components of the miners' activities. As a result, mining companies became the main suppliers of BTC coins to exchanges as part of the $20k retest. In addition to these factors, the Fed's aggressive policy, rising inflation, and the ongoing war in Ukraine should not be discounted. All these factors indirectly affect and destabilize Bitcoin quotes and the cryptocurrency market. Despite this, the market has found a foothold in the $22k area, where the BTC bulk buying is taking place. In addition, it is important to understand that as the asset consolidates above $20k, there is an increase in positions in the $16k–$19k range. If the round level is broken, the price will not be able to sink like a stone to $15k, as the $16k–$19k area becomes saturated and thus slows down the fall. Therefore, even a breakdown of $20k will not cause a violent reaction in the market and panic. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/313778 Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/313778
BTC update for June 30,.2022 - Breakout of the bearish flag pattern in the background

Investing In Crypto? Trading plan for (BTC) Bitcoin on June 17, 2022

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 17.06.2022 15:07
Relevance up to 14:00 2022-06-22 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade.   Technical outlook: Bitcoin dropped to fresh lows close to the $20,000 mark early this week before finding some bids coming in. The crypto remains range-bound between $23,000 and $20,000 levels for now and needs to break out to decide the next larger move. Looking at the recent price action, there could be another drop below the $20,000 mark before resuming higher again. Bitcoin has carved a meaningful downswing between $69,000 and $20,000, which ideally needs to be retraced. The recent downswing can be seen between $48,000 and $20,000, with immediate resistance around the $32,000-$35,000 zone. The asset can produce a rally in the near term before reversing lower again. Bitcoin has still not confirmed a near-term bullish reversal in accordance with price action. We shall wait for further evidence on the smaller timeframes to update the same going forward. Aggressive traders might initiate long positions with a tight risk below the $19,000 mark which conservative traders are looking to stay aside for a while. Trading plan: Preparing for a counter-trend rally at least towards $35,000. Good luck!   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/280635
What Record Has Bitcoin Beaten? What Are The Scenarios For Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD)?

Crypto Market Has Been Topping Headlines For A Very Long Time! Bitcoin Price Has Decreased Significantly! | ING Economics

ING Economics ING Economics 17.06.2022 15:28
The problems surfacing in crypto markets over the past weeks are well-known in traditional finance, as are the tools to address them. If this does not illustrate why crypto regulation is welcome, what will? While the NASDAQ composite stock index has lost about a third since November last year, bitcoin has lost double that   While all financial markets have been volatile of late, crypto assets in particular are having a very bad time. Leading cryptocurrency bitcoin is currently down 30% compared to a week ago. While crypto assets were, until not too long ago, seen by many as uncorrelated with traditional stocks, the crypto downturn since November has progressed in remarkable sync with traditional assets, tech stocks in particular. The common factors that drive down traditional markets – inflation and rate hike expectations – are weighing on crypto as well. The crypto accelerator, now in reverse Moreover, where crypto appeared to enjoy an accelerator when markets were bullish, that same accelerator is now at play in the bear market. While the NASDAQ composite stock index has lost about a third since November last year, bitcoin has lost double that (see chart). This multiplier can probably at least partly be traced back to the build-up of leverage when times were good, and the unwinding of that same leverage over the past weeks and months. Indeed a number of prominent crypto investment names currently in trouble appear to suffer from margin calls on leveraged bets gone wrong. Bitcoin and Nasdaq composite (rebased to 9 Nov 2021 = 100) Source: Macrobond Algorithmic stablecoins: the emperor's new clothes? Instrumental in the recent crypto market turmoil has been the crash of “algorithmic” stablecoin Terra, in early May. This type of stablecoin is not backed up by assets to guarantee its value, but deploys an algorithm trading in the stablecoin versus a companion currency. The idea was that the algorithm could always mint new companion currency to buy stablecoin, keeping up the value of the latter. What worked for Baron von Munchhausen, does not work for algorithmic stablecoins Yet the crucial assumption for this to work is that the companion currency is perceived to have at least some value. That assumption was proved wrong by the Terra stablecoin. As a result, its algorithm took the concept of “quantitative easing” to wholly new levels when it increased the supply of companion currency Luna more than 20,000 times (from about 350 million to over nine trillion at the peak), trying to prop up Terra. Alas, what worked for Baron von Munchhausen (getting out of the swamp by pulling up his own hair), does not work for algorithmic stablecoins in an environment of evaporating confidence. Stablecoins as full reserve banks The episode was perceived by regulators as a confirmation of the need to regulate stablecoin very much like a bank. That makes a lot of sense. Like a bank deposit, stablecoins are expected to always trade at par with the currency in which they are denominated. Stability, security and liquidity are key concepts. And like a bank, a stablecoin may face runs if confidence is tested. Banks have various mitigations and remedies in place, encouraged and imposed by regulation. We expect algorithmic stablecoins to retreat to the margins of the crypto universe Purely algorithmic stablecoins are unlikely to pass the regulatory bar, and we expect them to retreat to the margins of the crypto universe. Instead, stablecoins will likely have to be fully backed by high-quality liquid assets. In other words, stablecoins will be full reserve banks (as opposed to traditional banks that operate on fractional reserves). The full reserve operation means stablecoin issuers hardly face any credit risk, removing the need for a deposit guarantee scheme, and greatly simplifying the capital buffer framework, compared to traditional banks. The need to pre-empt systemic risks Regulators are rightly worried though that if stablecoins grow further their issuers may become systemically relevant. In case of a run and the need for asset fire sales to honour redemptions, even high-quality liquid assets may temporarily trade against a discount, imposing losses on the issuer and disrupting safe asset markets for the entire financial system. The crypto universe currently houses a few dominant stablecoins. The consensus is that these may not yet pose systemic risks as described but may well start to – if their volume issued continues to grow as it has done over the past years. A textbook bank run in crypto The crypto company that had to halt redemptions earlier this week – and in so doing started a new wave of panic – is different: it is neither a stablecoin nor a regulated bank, but for its main product offering it did use bank-like language such as “savings” and “deposit”. It also distinguished itself by offering double-digit yields that are impossible to find in traditional banking. The company has had various run-ins with US supervisors, that opined it was offering a securities product without proper registration. Faced with a run, any institution that is in principle solvent, can turn illiquid The crypto company did vaguely resemble traditional banks in the sense that its assets tended to be riskier than its liabilities tended to be perceived. Also, some of its assets appear to be locked up for a longer period, whereas its liabilities were immediately redeemable. Finally, the liquidity of some of its assets proved to deteriorate fast in current markets. These transformations of risk, maturity and liquidity are core functions of a traditional bank. They also render a bank susceptible to runs. Faced with a run, any institution that is in principle solvent (its assets are worth at least as much as its liabilities), can turn illiquid (it cannot liquidate its assets immediately at the right price to honour redemptions). For this reason, bank regulation may be the most elaborate type of regulation out there, including liquidity buffers to handle redemptions, capital buffers to absorb losses, detailed risk management, and transparency requirements. If, despite all this, a bank runs into trouble, the central bank can act as lender of last resort (against proper collateral), and if the bank does fail, deposit guarantee schemes (typically financed by the sector itself) ensure depositors don’t end up with a loss. Mutual funds have the important difference that they don’t issue liabilities at par – meaning that contrary to banks, they pass on credit risks to their investors. Insofar as their assets are tied up for a longer time, they may impose lock-up periods on investors wanting to redeem.   To summarise, the problems currently faced by some crypto companies are well known in traditional finance, as are the tools to mitigate them. If regulation had been in place, risk-taking and leverage might have been more contained, or at least have been more transparent. Does regulation guarantee things never go off the rails? Unfortunately, no. But it would have established basic investor protection, and would have allowed them to realise that there is no such thing as a free lunch: high return typically comes with high risk. Our main takeaway from this week is therefore twofold: The sooner regulation is in place in crypto, the better. It will help investors to distinguish the good from the bad and the ugly, and to choose products that match their risk appetite. As leveraged positions continue to be under pressure and a lack of confidence leads investors to want to cash out, we are likely to see more currencies, companies and platforms wobble in the weeks ahead. Read this article on THINK TagsRegulation New Money Market crash Cryptocurrency Bank pulse Disclaimer This publication has been prepared by ING solely for information purposes irrespective of a particular user's means, financial situation or investment objectives. The information does not constitute investment recommendation, and nor is it investment, legal or tax advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any financial instrument. Read more
What Record Has Bitcoin Beaten? What Are The Scenarios For Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD)?

Bitcoin went underwater: for how long? | InstaForex

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 17.06.2022 22:39
Relevance up to 12:00 2022-06-22 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Defeat and capitulation. This is how the cryptocurrency market can be characterized. The aggressive tightening of the Fed's monetary policy, rampant growth in debt rates, the collapse of the stablecoin TerraUSD and its sister token Luna, as well as the intention of the largest crypto lender Celsius Network to suspend all withdrawals, exchanges and transfers made the bulls on BTCUSD a chop. Bitcoin went underwater, collapsing to the lowest levels over the past 1.5 years, leaving in the cold most of the buyers who bought it during this period. However, according to Bill Gates, cryptocurrencies and NFTs are assets 100% based on the fool's theory. What else did you want? Bitcoin and its analogues were bought only because people were sure that someone would pay more for them after a while. You will not receive any interest or dividends on them. There are no issuing companies or states behind them. Buying air, the Fed only inflated the bubble with its colossal monetary stimulus, which plunged real Treasury yields deep into the red and supported the entire risky asset class. The debt sell-off triggered by the Fed's aggressive monetary tightening returned the ratio between S&P 500 stock dividend yields and bond dividend yields to the lowest levels since the 2008 recession. Financial markets have returned to the era before the Lehman crisis, when bonds did not support stocks. Dynamics of the ratio of dividend yield on shares and interest on bonds     It is difficult to expect that a decrease in P/E to 15.7, the average value over the past 15 years, will reverse the downward trend in the S&P 500. In December 2018, the multiplier fell to 13.8, and in March 2020 to 13.4. As cheap as stocks look, they can get even cheaper. Given the close correlation between BTCUSD and the Nasdaq Composite, this does not bode well for fans of the leader in the cryptocurrency sector. Optimists hope that Bitcoin will be able to stabilize near the round mark of 20,000, as it did in 2018–2019 with the level of 5,000 and in 2014–2015 with the level of 300. Pessimists say that the peak to 10,000 will continue. At the same time, the lower the BTCUSD quotes will sink, the faster the sales will go. This is due to the departure of the token from the average price at which it was purchased. Parallels can be drawn with diving. In previous cases, in 2018–2019 and March 2020, it turned out to be relatively short. How will it be this time? Dynamics of BTCUSD and the average purchase price of Bitcoin     Personally, I remember the story of 2013 with gold. Then they also said that it could not sink too deep, since the cost of production is at the level of $1,300 per ounce. In fact, the precious metal almost reached $1,000. BTCUSD, Daily chart     Technically, to implement the reversal pattern of the Wolfe Wave, a return of Bitcoin to 30,000 is required. Until this happens, we use the rebound from the resistances at 23,300, 24,300, and 25,000 for sales.   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/313784
A data-heavy end to the week

Crypto Market Crash And (1 BTC) Bitcoin Price Shocked Many! Technical analysis of BTC/USD for June 17, 2022 | InstaForex

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 17.06.2022 22:49
Relevance up to 20:00 2022-06-18 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade.   Technical market outlook of Bitcoin (cryptocurrency) : Trading Bitcoin (BTC/USD) : Bitcoin is at an all-time lowest against the dollar around the spot of $20,089 - Bitcoin is inside in downward channel. Since three weeks BTC/USD decreased within an down channel, for that Bitcoin hits new lowest $22k, $21k and $20,089. Consequently, the first resistance is set at the level of $21,183. Hence, the market is likely to show signs of a bearish trend around the area of $21,183 and $20,765. Bitcoin price could be awaiting a major downswing if the digital savings manages to slice below a fatal line of the first resistance that sets at the price of $21,183 (Horizontal black line). The prevailing chart pattern suggests that if the leading cryptocurrency could be expecting to rebound from the levels of $21,183. Psychological level has already set at the price of $20,000. If the BTC/USD fails to break through the support prices of $20,000 today, the market will rise further to $21,183 so as to try to break it. Bitcoin is one the best overall investment for 2022 and coming years. However, if you want to try to improve the growth of Bitcoin, thus it seems great to buy above the last bearish waves of $20,000 and $20,100. Buy orders are recommended above the majors support rates of ($20,000 and $20,100.) with the first target at the level of $21,183. Furthermore, if the trend is able to breakout through the first resistance level of $21,183. We should see the pair climbing towards the next target of $21,521 (to test the 50% of Fibonacci retracement levels). The pair will move upwards continuing the development of the bullish trend to the level $21,859 - golden ratio 61.8%. It might be noted that the level of $21,859 is a good place to take profit because it will form a new double top in coming hours. Trading recommendations : The trend is still bullish as long as the price of $20,000 is not broken. Thereupon, it would be wise to buy above the price of at $20,000 with the primary target at $21,183. Then, the BTC/USD pair will continue towards the second target at $ $21,521 (a new target is around $21,859). Alternative scenario : The breakdown of $20,000 will allow the pair to go further down to the prices of $19k and $18k.   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/280667
BTC update for June 30,.2022 - Breakout of the bearish flag pattern in the background

Market Crash: Bitcoin Price - Technical Analysis of BTC/USD for June 20, 2022

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 20.06.2022 09:33
Relevance up to 09:00 2022-06-21 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Crypto Industry News: One of the largest airlines in Spain - Vueling - has announced cooperation with a cryptocurrency payment service provider. The aim of the newly established cooperation is to enable customers to pay for tickets in several digital assets. The start of this service has been announced at the beginning of 2023. Vueling has announced that it will be accepting 13 different cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. According to the airline's press release, the Barcelona-based company will use Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) technology (the sector's global clearing network) to best integrate the new payment offering. The Spanish aviation giant will initially include 13 cryptocurrency payment options in its service. Among them are some of the leaders in terms of market capitalization, such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), dogecoin (DOGE) and shiba inu (SHIB). If all goes as planned and the joint project is launched early next year, the Spanish company will become the first low cost airline in Europe to introduce cryptocurrencies as a payment method for customers. Technical Market Outlook: The BTC/USD pair is starting the new trading week on the positive note, because after the weekend drop to the level of $17,600 the market bounced back above $20,000 to test this level again. The bulls are bouncing from the extremely oversold market conditions, so the next target for bulls is seen at the level of $23,287. Any failure to hit or/and break above this level will likely result in another wave down towards the recent lows. The larger time frame outlook for Bitcoin remains bearish, however, we have unconfirmed Bullish Engulfing pattern on the Daily time frame chart, so please stay focused and keep an eye on the key levels this trading week.     Weekly Pivot Points: WR3 - $35,385 WR2 - $31,310 WR1 - $25,552 Weekly Pivot - $21,486 WS1 - $15,559 WS2 - $11,561 WS3 - $5,781 Trading Outlook: The down trend on the H4, Daily and Weekly time frames continues. So far every bounce and attempt to rally is being used to sell Bitcoin for a better price by the market participants, so the bearish pressure is still high. The key long term technical support at the round psychological level of $20,000 had been violated, the new swing low was made at $17,600 and if this level is violated, then the next long-term target for bulls is seen at $13,712.   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/280791
Heavy crypto selloff brings some in, pushes most out! | MarketTalk: What’s up today? | Swissquote

Heavy crypto selloff brings some in, pushes most out! | MarketTalk: What’s up today? | Swissquote

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 20.06.2022 17:00
A massive selloff hit the sector on Saturday and sent the price of Bitcoin below the $18K mark, the lowest level since the end of 2020. Ethereum fell below $900, as smaller cryptocurrencies followed their major peers to the south. Sunday saw a rebound as some dip buyers piled in on belief that Bitcoin may have cheapened enough to catch an interesting dip. In traditional markets, US equities saw some relief at the end of a heavily stressful trading week. The US dollar index is softer, gold consolidates and crude oil is down. Investor sentiment remains tense as ECB Chief Lagarde and Fed Chair Powell testify this week, and there will be a lot of inflation talk on the menu! Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:28 The heavy crypto selloff: buy the dip? 5:35 Market update 8:20 Economic events to watch this week 9.21 Corporate events to watch this week Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020. #Bitcoin #Ethereum #selloff #cryptocurrencies #Celcius #Babel #ThreeArrows #buythedip #sell #panic #economic #corporate #calendar #USD #EUR #GBP #XAU #crude #oil #Fedex #Mobilicom #IPO _____ Learn the fundamentals of trading at your own pace with Swissquote's Education Center. Discover our online courses, webinars and eBooks: https://swq.ch/wr _____ Discover our brand and philosophy: https://swq.ch/wq Learn more about our employees: https://swq.ch/d5 _____ Let's stay connected: LinkedIn: https://swq.ch/cH
BTC update for June 30,.2022 - Breakout of the bearish flag pattern in the background

Plenty of action to come

Craig Erlam Craig Erlam 21.06.2022 16:20
European stocks are making small gains again on Tuesday, benefiting from the relatively calm start to the week. The US returns following the bank holiday weekend which could see activity pick up, with particular focus on what the various central bankers have to say. Jerome Powell’s testimony in Congress on Wednesday and Thursday will naturally be the highlight but in this rapidly changing environment, all views will have the potential to get things moving. There’s no doubt that the next few days have far more on the calendar so investors may take the opportunity to breathe and take stock of the situation. It’s been a turbulent couple of weeks and the rest of the summer is likely to bring more of the same so these periods of reflection are welcome. With that in mind, these small recoveries in stock markets shouldn’t provide any comfort. Everyone is hunting for the bottom but there’s a huge cloud of uncertainty over the outlook and the data isn’t yet showing any encouraging signs. Recession is increasingly becoming the base case and so equities are vulnerable to further losses. Bitcoin remains vulnerable Bitcoin is holding on in there after breaking USD 20,000 over the weekend but despite breaking back above here early in the week, it remains highly vulnerable to another plunge below. I can’t imagine all of the negative headlines are behind us as far as the crypto industry is concerned and the wider financial market environment remains unfavourable. For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar: www.marketpulse.com/economic-events/ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Plenty of action to come - MarketPulseMarketPulse
BTC update for June 27,.2022 - Potential for the drop due to broken rising wedge

Binance Academy: (BTC) Bitcoin Dominance - What Is It?

Binance Academy Binance Academy 23.06.2022 14:43
TL;DR   Bitcoin dominance, or BTC dominance, is measured as the ratio of the market capitalization of bitcoin to that of the rest of the cryptocurrency market. Some crypto investors and traders use bitcoin dominance as a guide to adjust their trading strategies and portfolio structures.    Introduction  While there are now thousands of altcoins out there, bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, has remained the largest digital asset by market capitalization. Observing the dynamics of bitcoin’s share in the value of the overall crypto market, traders have spotted certain recurring patterns of market conditions. Some came to use BTC dominance as a guide for their trading behavior. In particular, BTC dominance is believed to offer insight into the current general market trend.    What Is BTC Dominance? | Binance Academy   BTC dominance and market capitalization In simple terms, market capitalization refers to the total value of a certain asset in circulation. For bitcoin, the market cap is calculated by multiplying the current price and the number of BTC that have been mined so far. You can calculate bitcoin dominance with this formula: Bitcoin dominance = Bitcoin market cap/ Total cryptocurrency market cap   Factors influencing BTC dominance Changing trends Before the explosion of altcoins, it was not uncommon for bitcoin dominance to hover above 90%. As altcoins collectively gained more user and investor interest, bitcoin lost some of this almost undivided attention to other assets with greater price swings and projects boasting new exciting use cases. While bitcoin was created to change how the transfer of value worked, crypto projects have evolved to do more. Unlike bitcoin, many altcoins are involved in different sectors, including gaming, art, and decentralized financial services beyond transferring money. Depending on the current trend, there may be more interest and trading around a particular type of crypto project. For instance, the explosion of NFTs may have caused BTC dominance to drop somewhat in favor of NFT-related tokens.  Over time, bitcoin has established itself as one of the more “stable” crypto assets. Traders’ interest in more dramatic price swings and associated profit opportunities that some newer altcoins offer can also affect bitcoin dominance, leading to funds flowing into riskier assets. In this case, the sectors these altcoins represent may not matter as much as the potential profits. Bull or bear market Over the last several years, there has been a general rise in the popularity of stablecoins, a trend that exerted sustained pressure on BTC dominance. More specifically, in a bear market or in times of volatility, stablecoins are often used to protect crypto investors’ funds amid falling prices. A stablecoin is an altcoin designed to maintain value equal to that of an asset with a more stable price, such as a fiat currency or commodity. Crypto investors and traders often use stablecoins to lock in profits without having to convert their crypto to fiat. When funds move out of the BTC market and into stablecoins, BTC dominance could go down. The inverse is likely in a bull market. When the market is up, traders can be incentivized to move value from stablecoins into more volatile assets that offer more trading opportunities, like bitcoin. However, emboldened traders may also choose riskier options and pump liquidity into altcoins that are even more volatile than BTC, so the overall effects of favorable market conditions on bitcoin dominance are highly context-dependent. On-ramping via stablecoins Stablecoins offer a convenient way to access a wide variety of cryptocurrencies compared to using fiat. This is because while there are fiat-to-crypto exchanges called gateway exchanges, they can be restrictive and only offer the more popular cryptocurrencies and stablecoins. Crypto-to-crypto exchanges, however, often provide a more comprehensive selection of cryptocurrencies tradable with select stablecoins. Hence, people who want to trade specific cryptocurrencies may enter the market via stablecoins. Naturally, if a significant amount of new funds enter the market through stablecoins and not bitcoin, the total value of the crypto market increases, causing a dilution in BTC dominance. Emergence of new coins Sometimes, new coins that enter the market can gain popularity quickly, causing BTC dominance to decrease. Remember that bitcoin is “fighting” with every other cryptocurrency in the market, so the emergence of several popular altcoins at once may affect it. However, there’s a chance that these altcoins may lose popularity after the hype dies down. If that happens and funds are moved from these altcoins to BTC or out of the crypto market entirely, BTC dominance may rise again.   Using BTC dominance in trading Wyckoff Method Developed in the early 1930s, the Wyckoff Method is a set of principles designed for traders and investors in traditional financial markets. Some of these principles, such as the law of cause and effect, can be applied when seeking profit opportunities using BTC dominance.  Many traders and investors use the Wyckoff Method to identify a market trend, estimate the likelihood of a trend reversal, and time trades. According to Wyckoff, trading behavior is organized into four phases: Accumulation, markup, distribution, and markdown. Identifying where and when funds flow can be important for some traders who rely on timing the market to make informed trading decisions.  Diversified traders and investors often use this approach to pick the stronger trend. Below are several scenarios where the Wyckoff Method is at play.  Using BTC dominance to spot altcoin season With the increasing number of altcoins in the market, it is unsurprising that bitcoin dominance is being diluted. In recent years, some altcoins have gained more popularity, causing the total market cap of all altcoins to briefly surpass that of bitcoin. Periods when altcoins steadily outperform bitcoin are known as “altcoin season” or “alt season.” Under the Wyckoff Method principles, such movement of funds from bitcoin to altcoins is cyclical. Because altcoins tend to perform better during an altcoin season, bitcoin may see its dominance weaken during this phase of the market cycle. Therefore, people who trade both bitcoin and altcoins may monitor bitcoin dominance to adjust their portfolios accordingly. Using BTC dominance with current bitcoin price Some people monitor bitcoin price along with bitcoin dominance to help them make trading decisions. Although they are not iron laws, here are some potential outcomes that various combinations of BTC price and dominance may be indicative of. When the price and dominance of BTC are rising, it could signal a potential bitcoin bull market.  When the price of BTC is rising but BTC dominance is falling, it could signal a potential altcoin bull market.  When the price of BTC is falling but BTC dominance is rising, it could signal a potential altcoin bear market. When the price and dominance of BTC are falling, it could signal a potential bear trend for the entire crypto market. While these two factors do not imply a definite bull or bear market, historical observations suggest a correlation.    Closing thoughts BTC dominance is a tool to help shed light on how the market cycles are changing. Some traders use it to adjust their trading strategies, while others use it to manage their diversified portfolios. Note that BTC dominance does not guarantee the performance of bitcoin or any other crypto but acts as a guide to help traders plan their trading approach.
Uncertain Rebound and Inflation Data: How Likely Is Bitcoin To Fall Again?

Uncertain Rebound and Inflation Data: How Likely Is Bitcoin To Fall Again?

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 24.06.2022 13:40
Relevance up to 10:00 2022-06-25 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. It is safe to say that Bitcoin has gone through one of the most difficult periods in its history. Cryptocurrency has experienced the most massive sell-off and profit-taking in its history. Thus, the asset completed the fifth phase of the bear market, which is called "panic." If we believe this conditional division of the crypto winter into cycles, then we are at the final stage of the global price decline. But despite all the pain and the losses for investors, there are several warning signs that may indicate another attempt to find a local bottom.     First of all, we are talking about the formation of the current market bottom at $17.7k. On the daily chart, you can see that there was no price rebound as such. Most likely, this should be regarded as the depletion of the downward potential. The volumes of buying activity during reaching the local bottom of the market were at a low level. We didn't see a long lower candlestick shadow like we did in 2021. This suggests that the bears have realized all their goals, and the bulls could not oppose this.     The same can be said about the current period of consolidation. It was not preceded by an active upward correction, which is typical after any strong price movement. Instead, we see hesitant Doji candles with long wicks. All these factors together indicate a complete lack of buying initiative and the volumes necessary for an upward movement. The dynamics and results of the return of BTC/USD above $20k became possible due to the termination of the sale by the miners.     It is no longer a secret to anyone that it was the cryptocurrency mining companies that became the main sponsor of the Bitcoin price drop below $20k. The downward potential of the bears was exhausted, and only the aggravated problems of the miners provided the sellers with the necessary volumes for the price to drop below $20k. Mining firms sold off all BTC accumulated in May 2022.     In addition, since June 14 alone, companies have sold more than 18,000 Bitcoins, which has been a serious pressure on the price. If you look at the chart, it turns out that it was after June 14 that the price crusade below $20k began. As of June 24, miners have stopped the mass sale, and even resumed accumulation. However, the nature of the rebound from $17k may indicate that the $17k level will not hold if there are repeated problems.         Repeated problems are quite possible already in early July. The main catalyst for the current decline in BTC was just negative data on inflation in the United States. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said at his last meeting that the current rate of inflation growth is forcing the Fed to act tougher, but later we will monitor the indicator and rely on the results when determining the level of the key rate hike.     After the events of early June, when, contrary to market expectations, it turned out that the Fed does not control the level of inflation, players will closely monitor the level of consumer price growth. With the war in Ukraine continuing and the US announcing new military and economic aid, there is no doubt that inflation is still capable of delivering unpleasant surprises to the market.     The fundamental and technical features of Bitcoin indicate that the asset can retest $17k, and possibly go lower. However, based on the historical context of the movement of BTC/USD quotes, we can say that the likely decline will be the last in the current bear market. In the history of Bitcoin, there have been many cases when the formation of a local bottom was due to a repeated price decline.   Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/314444
Summary Of 1H: Bitcoin Lost 60%! Crude Oil Price Is Ca. 40% Higher Than In The Beginning Of 2022. First Half Of The Year 2022 Showed BTC Has Been Deeply Correlated With Tech Stocks

Summary Of 1H: Bitcoin Lost 60%! DAX Decreased By 20% Crude Oil Price Is Ca. 40% Higher Than In The Beginning Of 2022. First Half Of The Year 2022 Showed BTC Has Been Deeply Correlated With Tech Stocks

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 01.07.2022 11:59
The first half is finally over, but the pain is certainly here to stay. Economic data looks bad, employment softens, and inflation is up. The S&P500 closed the first half in the bear market, having lost more than 20% since the beginning of the year, while Nasdaq, which is more sensitive to the Fed policy and to the rising interest rates, closed the first half more than 30% down. Did Gold Withstand Volatility On Markets? Gold did a good job as a hedge to turmoiled markets, but the rising US yields increase the opportunity cost of holding the non-interest-bearing gold certainly limited the upside potential of the precious metal. DAX Lost 20%, FTSE Decreased By "Only" 4% Bitcoin proved to be an imperfect hedge against both inflation and the falling markets, while the DAX is down by more than 20%, and the FTSE, which benefited from surging oil and commodity prices, could lose its advance. Funnily, Chinese stocks diverged positively in the latest quarter, to catch up the losses for the year. Nasdaq’s Golden Dragon China index rebounded by more than 65% since the March dip. What’s next? The pain may not be over, as the Fed is expected to remain as aggressive as needed until it sees a material and a persistent softening in inflation. Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:13 We had a tough first half! 2:13 S&P500 had its worst half since 1970 3:02 Gold, flat 3:48 Bitcoin under pressure 4:51 European stocks down, but Chinese recover 5:43 What could help the risk selloff ease? Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020. #2H #expectations #forecasts #XAU #gold #USD #crude #oil #inflation #recession #economic #corporate #data #earnings #Bitcoin #market #selloff #DAX #FTSE #SPX #Dow #Nasdaq #investing #trading #equities #stocks #cryptocurrencies #FX #bonds #markets #news #Swissquote #MarketTalk #marketanalysis #marketcommentary _____ Learn the fundamentals of trading at your own pace with Swissquote's Education Center. Discover our online courses, webinars and eBooks: https://swq.ch/wr _____ Discover our brand and philosophy: https://swq.ch/wq Learn more about our employees: https://swq.ch/d5 _____ Let's stay connected: LinkedIn: https://swq.ch/cH