Bitcoin Remains Below $30K as Buyers Stay Away
Despite another upward market spike, Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos dipped on Friday. After nearly nine weeks of negative results, cryptocurrency traders are still on the defensive. Although BTC is anticipated to fall 27% this month, it is still up 10% from its previous all-time low of $25,840 on May 12. The cryptocurrency is still down 40% this year, compared to a 13% decline in the S& P 500 and a 22% drop in the Nasdaq 100 during the same time period. To date, all speculative assets have had a tough year. In the immediate term, however, prices may stabilize.”In an email on Friday, Coinbase’s head of institutional research, David Duong, stated that in recent weeks, there has been a lot of short selling, which might lead to a short squeeze.
On the macro front, a global investment research firm, MRB Partners, expects equity markets to recover provided global growth conditions stay steady. The business is doing well “assuming that interest rate expectations and bond rates stay constant for some time, which is expected as inflation decreases, first in the US and then internationally. As a result, for the time being, central banks are likely to soften their newfound hawkishness.” MRB stated in an email. Short-term gain discrepancies might be a tailwind for bitcoin provided the important link between the two assets remains intact. While risk-off sentiment reigns supreme, the decline in cryptos may portend a limited rise in stocks. Bitcoin is currently trapped in a narrow range as volatility has returned to normal levels. However, implied volatility remains excessive over a six-month horizon (second chart), and puts (downside protection) have been in higher demand than calls.