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Will Bitcoin sleeping magnificence finally get up?


Oct.twenty fourth, 2022 – David Lifchitz – ExoAlpha CIO

After its preliminary fall from $50k originally of the 12 months, Bitcoin has not gone anyplace since July 1st, 2022 the place it traded round $19,300. It has moved in a variety of $18k-$25k till early September, however then in a fair narrower vary of $18.5k-$20.5k. Its 20-day rolling volatility has even grow to be decrease than the one of many S&P500…

Due to this fact, what’s on everyone’s thoughts, is that if and when Bitcoin goes to wake-up from its lethargy.

Even when now we have no crystal ball, we are able to make some observations:

1) Over the past 2 months, Bitcoin has by no means moved decrease than $18.5k or greater than $20.5k: every time it dipped beneath $19k-$18.5k, it was promptly purchased again… but in addition every time it reached above $20.5k, it was additionally promptly bought. Appears to be like like there are some deep-pocketed mean-reverting buying and selling bots buying and selling that vary… but in addition that hodlers will not be keen to promote on the $19k degree, however have additionally no extra urge for food to purchase extra for now.

2) Mark Twain’s well-known quote “Historical past by no means repeats itself, nevertheless it does typically rhyme”, applies additionally to Bitcoin. Over the past bear market of 2018, which adopted an analogous sample because the 2022 one to this point, there have been 2 intervals of fully sideways worth strikes for Bitcoin: from mid-Aug. to mid-Nov. 2018 (3 months) the place it stabilized round 6k after a 60% loss from the January 2018’s excessive then dipped once more about 40% within the second half of November 2018 to make a low by mid-December round $3.2k then bounced a bit towards $4ka week later and went nowhere till early April 2019 (about 3 months additionally). Thus, it isn’t uncommon to see Bitcoin consolidating sideways for about 3 months after a powerful transfer down, as irritating as it may be for volatility junky merchants.

3) There are lots of macroeconomic information coming between the top of October and mid-November (US inflation PCE, US and BCE price conferences, US mid-term elections, on prime of a worldwide vitality disaster, Russia-Ukraine struggle escalating, and so on.) which might sway the chance property someway, and particularly as merchants are so nervous to react to be able to not miss the following transfer up or down, which might repeat the 2018 sample of a brand new leg down round mid- November or ignite a powerful bounce, which might additionally coincide kind of with the 3-months sideways patterns beforehand noticed after massive down strikes.
So the excellent news is that Bitcoin ought to finally transfer once more within the subsequent few weeks, however the open query stays which means.

Replace: October 25, 2022

Following at this time’s US FED whisper of an intervention in US Treasuries by way of one other Operation Twist, BTC jumped 5% greater straight as much as $20,300 however stalled to this point there, which is the present short-term resistance. Its high-octane cousin ETH jumped 12% greater…

BTC/USDT 1-day Chart

What occurs within the subsequent few days will likely be very telling: one other head-fake corresponding to Sep.Ninth-Thirteenth or a sustainable breakout on the best way to $25k? However as hinted at yesterday, the worth volatility spring has been so compressed that its launch will likely be violent, and we acquired a preview at this time.

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