Bitcoin has fallen back below $40,000 today, as the denial from Amazon of the impending acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method came through. Prices returned to our support level of $36,500 before rallying once more, a sign that this move may be supported by more than just click-bait headlines.
Welcome to the Weekender: Your weekly round-up of all the news stories shaping the crypto landscape, as voted by our readers' clicks. This week's top click was the news the JPMorgan has given a go-ahead to its advisors to offer clients crypto fund services.
On the day in which we witnessed the opening ceremony of the Olympics, which only comes around every 4 (well.... 5 years), Bitcoin rallied for a 3rd consecutive day, holding $31,000 and $30,000 as support and targeting $36,000. Bitcoin's 24-hour high was $32,915 and 24-hour low, $31,708.
Bitcoin rallied for a second day in a row as the critical $30,000 level held, fueled by a rise in U.S. stocks, just as the Dow Jones rose 286 points (0.83%), and the Nasdaq a composite 0.9%. The 10-year treasury yield rose 7 basis points to 1.28%, continuing Monday's Covid fear rally.
Bitcoin has continued to trade towards the lows last seen in June. The 3.5% drop seems to be a daily occurrence at the moment as the nervousness in the market builds. Stocks, namely the Dow Jones, have suffered their worst day of 2021, as earning season reveals that the expected bounce back from removal of global lockdowns is muted.
Inflation expectations in the US have jumped to 4.8% for the next 12 months. This is hardly surprising given the fed jacked up M1 money supply by 30% in the last year. Consumer debt levels are racing higher, the fed will hope this is due to pent up demand, because the alternative reason (people borrowing money to stay afloat) spells disaster for the predicted recovery.
Bitcoin has fallen nearly 4% today, with the lower end of the trading range facing a fresh test of the bulls' resolve. Trading ranges, and especially Bitcoin trading ranges, stir strange emotions when prices reach the outer edges. The fear of a break out to the downside, or the hope of a rally to a new price point, make the support and resistance levels of ranges far more exciting than when prices are stuck in the middle and everyone is mildly bored.