Is the Bitcoin energy debate just another hurdle put in place by legacy institutions to inhibit mainstream adoption?
Investors, now addicted to the support from the Fed, continued to sell risk assets as the Fed minutes hinted at possibly reducing their bond purchase program, which would then allow rates to rise further.
Bitcoin is flat on the day, with prices sitting on the 200 day moving average once again. The upward trend line rests around our key $44,000 level, which is setting us up for the moment of truth: either a bear market bounce, or the start of something even more beautiful.
In my last briefing, I mentioned that things felt supported across traditional markets. As a sober reminder that things can change quickly, investors turned risk-off yesterday.
The reason I always look at macro markets, besides the fact that they’re fascinating, is because they do have an impact on investor morale.
All eyes in the crypto space have been on American legislators recently, as a provision in the U.S. Senate’s infrastructure bill could have disastrous consequences for cryptocurrency tax rules—and the future development of crypto in the United States.
Traditional markets finished last week on a risk-on note. Investors were bolstered by reassuring inflation data and ignored the jobs data, which declined but was broadly in line with expectations.
Yesterday, traditional markets were mainly moved by inflation data coming out. Numbers are better than expected and hint at a pause in the incessant ramp-up we’ve observed recently.
Bitcoin has failed to hold early gains, with the market falling 2.5% on the day. We are back on the 200d moving average line at $45,046. As the week has progressed, we have witnessed an increase in activity across derivatives. Generally, this is supportive of a trend, as opposed to signaling the end of the move.
Yesterday, the focus was on the almost $1 trillion infrastructure bill that was voted forward by the Senate and onto the House of Representatives.
Most equity indexes pulled back from record highs yesterday. But it sounds more dramatic than it is.
Narratives can change pretty quickly. Earlier last week, concerns about the economy or the delta variant pushed equity indexes down. On Friday, though, those same indexes reached record highs on better-than-expected jobs data.
Over the weekend, PayPal reported it is in the process of recruiting a cryptocurrency team for its Ireland offices, highlighting the company’s ambitions in the rapidly growing digital asset market. Earlier this year, PayPal launched a dedicated crypto and blockchain business unit.
Investors are oscillating between optimism and pessimism regarding earnings, the economy, the virus, and, in the near term, jobs data due today in the US.
Until the US releases jobs data, due to come on Thursday, most investors are staying in wait-and-see mode.
The pendulum that is investors’ minds swung back yesterday.
According to the latest CDC data, the U.S. had averaged more than 63,000 new Covid cases a day over the last seven days—the highest level since April this year.
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Over the weekend, an insider within Amazon said that they are planning to begin accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments by the end of 2021. The source also mentioned that Amazon plans on adding other existing cryptocurrencies in the future, as well as creating its own cryptocurrency in 2022.
Last night, during Sunday trading, most equity indexes rose, including the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P.
Thanks to yesterday's $4 rally, we made it to 9 consecutive up days in a row. Unfortunately, it appears this run is coming to an end: Barring a quick $1,000 rally, the Bitcoin bulls will have to be happy with the progress that has been made over the last week. The 20% plus rally arrived just as BTC was staring over the edge of a $30,000 cliff.
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Yesterday's trading was mixed. Early in the session, even with reports of economic slowdown in the US, traders were still buying, maybe thinking it solidified the accommodative Fed policies.
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