Crypto trades sideways while tech rallies on cooling CPI number
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BTC continues to trade in a tightening volatility range. A simple way to treat this compression is to remain mostly flat and be ready to jump in on a breakout or breakdown. BTC has consistently returned to the 50 day MA and near the 200 day MA each time it loses support this year. This means if a daily candle closes below $30k it’s possible opening a short and following the momentum will give a positive return. Also, it’s clear what the optionality of cash gives here waiting for the inevitable retests of key moving averages. One more way to treat it is to wait for a breakout above $31k and get in expecting momentum to carry the price to $32k+.
It is interesting that BTC almost completely ignored the CPI numbers that tech stocks reacted to as favorable. It’s possible BTC is simply forgotten about as investors chase high beta AI stocks that appear to be in a frenzy. In “A Closer Look” section today we will discuss how crypto equities are responding in comparison to BTC.
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Possible Course of Action
If long stay long while price is above 50 day MA
Short if price closes below $30k
Do nothing waiting for price to rise above $31000 or retest 50 day MA to get long
The Bulls’ Defense:
Price above 50 day MA, 200 day , $30k
Potential BTC ETF approval
CPI numbers beat expectations (inflation coming down)
The Bears’ Prosecution:
Resistance near 2023 local top ($31000)
A Closer Look
This section will be focused on taking a closer look on what Hal thinks is important to watch in the coming week.
This morning Hal will discuss popular crypto equities relative performance to BTC.
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