Traditional markets continue to post almost daily losses while Bitcoin price has been relatively range bound for the past week. At the risk of sounding repetitive, traders have to continue to focus on the events that are driving the various asset classes. The Coronavirus cases in Europe are not showing signs of flattening out and the number of cases in the US are surging at a rapid pace.
The global equity markets are reeling under pressure as the coronavirus outbreak has spread outside China. While gold, the traditional safe haven, has been moving higher, Bitcoin has largely remained range-bound. This again puts focus on the frequently discussed perspective that Bitcoin is a completely uncorrelated to traditional markets. Sometimes it rallies with the equity markets and other times with gold but during certain occasions,
Interest in Bitcoin (BTC) has surged significantly after its rally above $10,000 and if the bulls can sustain the price above this psychological level, it is likely to attract further attention. While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for this resurgence, a host of factors such as the China coronavirus scare, the upcoming Bitcoin halving,
A report by investment management firm VanEck shows that Bitcoin can greatly improve the “risk and return reward profile of institutional investment portfolios.” The research shows that even a small allocation to Bitcoin in a portfolio mix of 60% equity and 40% bonds enhanced the cumulative return.
The best portfolio return was seen with an investment of 3% in Bitcoin,
Morgan Creek Capital CEO Mark Yusko believes that Bitcoin should be a part of every investment portfolio. The performance analysis of the past five years shows that even portfolios that only held 1% of their total investments in Bitcoin managed to outperform their competitors. Bitcoin offers a ten-to-one downside capture, which makes it one of the most asymmetric assets that Yusko has ever seen.
Safe haven assets were dumped on Jan. 8, on reports that the US-Iran conflict might not escalate to an all out war. Cryptocurrencies, which had surged alongside gold and oil with also retreated from two-month high. However, the positive sign is that most major cryptocurrencies have held their immediate support levels, which indicates buying on dips.
Jennifer Bailey, the vice president of Apple’s payments service, Apple Pay, said that the company was watching cryptocurrencies closely as they believe it has long-term potential. The company claims that Apple pay processes about one billion transactions every month. With such a wide reach, Apple’s move to crypto, similar to Facebook, will be a huge positive as it will attract a large number of retail and institutional investors alike.
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Cryptocurrency discussions in online forums are surging and about 85.5% of the conversations are positive in nature,
In its new technical analysis, market research company Fundstrat Global Advisors says that cryptocurrencies are poised to make further gains, Bloomberg reported on June 13.
Per the analysis, most digital currencies are trending upwards as relative-strength-index momentum has begun to turn upward from neutral. The tendency purportedly indicates strength in the markets.
It is an across the board altcoins erosion with EOS registering a five percent drop yesterday. While there are hopes for buyers, we need to see rejection of lower lows especially in IOTA, EOS and XLM which is technically bullish. Before then, we shall take a conservative approach and see how prices react at key support lines.
Of all the coins under our review, EOS, Litecoin and Tron are technically stable and moving within a tight trade range. EOS for example is yet to add to last week’s gains but is confined within July 20 high lows. Now, despite our bullish stand on Stellar, prices are stalling and once we see gains above 30 cents,
From the charts, it’s likely that EOS, Litecoin, IOTA and even Tron buyers will continue with their upward trajectory after yesterday’s rejection of lower lows. It’s important to note that this injection of buy momentum happened right at key support lines. Solely because of this and the way our charts are set up, we expect further altcoin gains this week.
Safe IOTA and Tron, Litecoin and EOS were particularly slow yesterday. That’s even at the backdrop of solid news of Peter Thiel investment at Block One, Moon Zebra launching new Litecoin supporting ATMs at Malta and Tron burning 92.4 billion ERC20 tokens. Overly though, we remain bullish and expect Q3 to be a spring board for Q1 and 2 bear reversals.
On a weekly basis, XRP is up 14 percent as buyers continue to reverse their two month losses and syncing with April’s rally. As it is, buyers are in charge and poised to gain more thanks to the resurgent ETH and Bitcoin hauling prices from key support line.
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