Bitcoin remains at risk of continuing its downward trend as long as the S&P 500 moves lower, says Glassnode.
The on-chain analytics platform asserted that traders with exposure in both Bitcoin and the S&P 500 could use the cryptocurrency to offset their losses in the US stock market.
Glassnode’s statement appeared as both Bitcoin and the S&P 500 plunged in tandem last week against a rising US dollar. Sky-high valuations and overbought technicals caught up with these markets as traders sold the top to secure short-term profits.
SPX melted down by as much as 7 percent in just two days of trading, while BTC/USD slipped by 20 percent.
Victor Dergunov, the co-founder of Albright Investment Group – a US-based investment management firm, anticipated the SPX to continue its correction lower as the index tails the tech stocks sentiment.
He made a similar statement about the Tesla stock.
Nevertheless, Mr. Dergunov said a drop in the US stock market–this time–could push the Bitcoin price higher. He said BTC/USD’s recent correction shook off most of the weak hands in the market, adding that the pair’s fundamentals are still strong enough to retain its bullish bias.
Meanwhile, Glassnode’s analysis took cues from Bitcoin’s massive price plunge in March 2020. The cryptocurrency crashed by almost 60 percent in just two days of trading as traders sold it to cover their margin calls and losses elsewhere. Back then, Bitcoin was among the most profitable assets in the year.
But the firm noted that Bitcoin’s on-chain fundamentals still pointed to a sustainable bullish bias.
Bitcoin Network Healthy
According to Glassnode, the Bitcoin network activity dropped 1 percent due to a small increase in new adoption. At the same time, the firm reported an increase in liquidity as BTC flowed onto exchanges.
On the flip side, the short-term sentiment flipped due to last week’s sell-off. The saving behavior, nevertheless, increased, which, as Glassnode noted, was likely due to hodlers acquiring more BTC at lower prices. The overall investor sentiment was still down because “the supply of BTC in profit went down.”
BTC/USD was trading at $10,262 at the time of this writing, down 1.09 percent into the Tuesday European session.
Originally from Bitcoinist.com https://ift.tt/3h9qDy9
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