Bitcoin and the entire crypto market have lacked momentum throughout the past few days and weeks.
This has largely come about due to the turbulence within the stock market, with bulls and bears being unable to spark any short-term trends as the stock market consolidates.
This sideways trading pattern may not last for too much longer. One analyst noted that BTC might see a selloff induced by whales selling their crypto to cover taxes.
He notes that this sentiment is being reflected while looking towards options market makers.
Bitcoin Lacks Momentum as Stock Market Continues Consolidating
The stock market hasn’t been able to form any clear trend as of late, with investors widely awaiting more insights into a phase 2 stimulus package that has yet to be agreed upon by Congress and the White House.
As the election also draws closer, investors are potentially awaiting its results before opening fresh positions.
This has caused Bitcoin to see a similar bout of lackluster price action. Both bulls and bears have largely reached an impasse and have been unable to spark any short-term trend.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up marginally at its current price of $11,400. This is around the price at which it has been trading throughout the past week.
Analyst: BTC Likely to See Tax-Induced Selloff Later in Q4
One analyst offered a bearish outlook on Bitcoin and the crypto market in Q4, noting that he expects it to see a selloff induced by whales taking out money to cover taxes.
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If the options market makers prove to be correct, then it could be a turbulent coming few months for Bitcoin.
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