Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still Unclear

Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still Unclear

Cryptocurrency markets are bouncing around in value over the course of the weekend as the entire crypto-market capitalization currently rests at $329 billion USD. BTC/USD markets briefly jumped above the $9K region on Sunday, March 25 but dropped an hour later to a low of $8,398. Most of the digital currencies within the crypto-economy have followed suit with BTC as most coins have lost 3-5 percent in value during the late night (EDT) trading sessions.

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Crypto Markets Hold Steady As Traders Wait for the Next Big Move

Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still UnclearThe past few days most cryptocurrencies have been somewhat stable as they have been following the same triangular sideways pattern as BTC/USD markets. At the time of publication BTC’s price is hovering above the $8,540 range as global markets are swapping roughly $5.4Bn worth of trades over the past 24-hours. The top five exchanges trading the most BTC includes Bitfinex, Binance, Okex, Bitflyer, and Upbit.

One of the most traded cryptocurrencies traded with BTC right now is Tron on the Binance exchange. According to Shapeshift, the top trade today on the peer-to-peer platform is ETH for BTC. At the moment Japan is leading the global trades for BTC markets as the yen is capturing over 57 percent of trade volume. This is followed by the USD (20.8%), tether (USDT 13.6%), the South Korean won (3%), and the euro (2.4%).

Technical Indicators

Looking at the 4-hour, daily, and weekly BTC/USD charts show some bearish divergence taking place during the Saturday evening trading sessions. The two Simple Moving Averages (100-200 SMA) have crossed hairs just a few hours ago as the long-term 200 SMA is now above the short term 100 SMA. This indicates bears have taken control for now as BTC/USD markets lost $500 in value today. However, a reversal pattern took place during yesterday’s trading sessions showing a long bullish engulfing candle. This indicates the current bearish divergence may not last long.

Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still Unclear

MACd is currently heading southbound following suit with both RSI and Stochastic oscillators. Another indication that bears have taken control for the moment after resistance above $9K could not be broken. Order books show that there’s some solid resistance around the $9K territory but even more so around $9,250. From there if bulls manage to muster up some strength after the last dip resistance is less after the $9,550 area. On the back side, if bears manage to keep dragging the price down with shorts then there are some solid foundations between the current price to $7,900. If the Displaced Moving Average ($7,245) breaks then BTC/USD prices could sink back to much lower levels. However, it doesn’t look like bears can bring the price down that low from the current vantage point.

Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still Unclear

Digital Asset Markets in General

Cryptocurrency markets, in general, are seeing losses over the past 24-hours. Although over the last hour there have been improvements across the board. The weekly charts show the top ten digital assets are all still up between 5-51 percent, except ethereum markets which are down 0.69 percent. Ethereum (ETH) prices are hovering around $521 per token and over the past 24-hours, ETH is down 3.7 percent. Ripple (XRP) markets are down today 3.5 percent as one XRP $0.63 cents per coin. The fourth highest market capitalization bitcoin cash (BCH) is down 3.7 percent and one BCH today is coasting along around $982. Lastly, litecoin (LTC) markets are also down 4.1 percent and each LTC is roughly $159 per token. Overall cryptocurrency volume across all 1583 digital assets is around $14.1Bn over the past 24-hours.

Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still Unclear

The Verdict: Short-Term Bearish Sentiment — Long-Term Bullish Optimism

Digital asset proponents seem very optimistic that markets will recover in the short term. The reversal has added some positivity among a lot of traders as there are far more long bets than shorts this week as opposed to two weeks ago. There is far less regulatory FUD swarming through the community and there’s been a lot more positivity lately. However, trade volumes are still fairly flat and its nowhere near what it was during the all-time highs. Even though there have been some bullish signals, hardcore traders are still skeptical that we are out of the woods and safe from bear attacks.  

Where do you see the price of BTC and other digital assets heading from here? Do you think cryptocurrencies will see more gains? Let us know in the comments below.

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Markets Update: Crypto Assets Spike But Traders Are Skeptical

Markets Update: Crypto Assets Spike But Traders Are Skeptical

Most of the top crypto assets are seeing gains today as many cryptocurrencies suffered losses over the past week. BTC/USD markets reached a weighted average of $9,892 across global exchanges during the overnight trading sessions. This rise follows BTC/USD prices touching a low of $8,366 on March 9 and many other digital assets reaching lows as well. After most crypto-assets spiked during this morning’s early trading sessions, this afternoon a significant amount of them are seeing losses once again. 

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Monday’s Early Morning Spike Doesn’t Hold as Bears Claw Weaker Volumes

The overall market capitalization of all 1500+ digital assets is roughly around $394Bn after a vast majority of cryptocurrencies shaved billions off their valuations over the past six days. During Sunday’s trading sessions on March 11, BTC/USD markets and many other cryptos started seeing some relief. Currently, BTC volume is decent as there’s been roughly $6Bn worth traded over the past 24 hours against various crypto pairs and fiat currencies. The top five exchanges swapping the most BTC today are Bitfinex, Okex, Binance, Bitflyer, and Upbit. The Japanese yen continues to command the top fiat currency position as the yen is 52 percent of current BTC trades. The yen is followed by the USD (23%), tether (USDT 13%), the euro (3.92%) and the Korean won (3.9%).

Markets Update: Crypto Assets Spike But Traders Are Skeptical
Bitcoin Wisdom, Monday, March 12 at 11:45 am EDT. BTC/USD Prices have been between $9,300-9,500 after reaching a high of $9,892 earlier this morning.

Technical Indicators

Looking at the 30-min, 4-hour, and daily BTC/USD charts there is clearly some significant consolidation taking place and the continued wedge formation. At the time of writing, one BTC is worth around $9,300-9,500 during the afternoon hours (EST). One positive sign is the two Simple Moving Averages (100 SMA and 200 SMA) have crossed hairs, and the short-term 100 SMA is now above the longer term 200 SMA trendline. This indicates the path to the upside will have less resistance and reinforces the short-term bullish sentiment.

Markets Update: Crypto Assets Spike But Traders Are Skeptical
BTC/USD markets hit some resistance and the price is hovering just above the $9,050-9,150 range at 12:30 pm EDT.

After touching the high of $9,892 earlier this morning (EDT), the MACd has been heading southbound, but still hovers in a relatively safer zone. RSI and Stochastic oscillators (below 50.00) are showing oversold conditions at the time of publication, but it looks like a temporary downturn. Order books on the upside show some tough resistance around the $10K region, but nothing major if bulls wished to press that region later today. Another pit stop will be around $10,600 for a short period of time. On the back side, there’s a lot of support showing for areas within the $9,100 through 8,600 zones.  

Cryptocurrency Markets In General

Overall cryptocurrencies, in general, are doing well today and seem to be in recovery mode. The second largest cryptocurrency market capitalization held by ethereum (ETH) is up 1.9 percent as one ETH is roughly $730. Ripple (XRP) has seen some smaller gains as one XRP is $0.82 cents, and markets are only up 0.76 percent. The fourth largest market valuation is bitcoin cash (BCH), and its markets are up 3.7 percent today. One BCH is averaging around $1,113 per coin. Lastly, litecoin (LTC) is also seeing some decent recovery as one LTC is about $190 during this afternoon’s trading sessions. At the moment BTC’s market valuation is dominating by 42 percent amongst 1500+ cryptocurrencies.

Markets Update: Crypto Assets Spike But Traders Are Skeptical
The top ten crypto assets besides BTC are all in the green and are seeing gains between 0.50%-7.7%. However most crypto-assets are starting to slide again. 

The Verdict: Short-Term Skeptical — Long-Term Bullish

Traders are still skeptical to where this current spike is headed or if it will be short-lived. $6Bn over the past 24 hours for BTC markets is decent, but nothing special compared to two months prior. Well known traders like Haejin Lee, crypto traders across forums like r/Bitcoinmarkets and chat groups like the Whale Club seem uncertain as well. Further, there’s been a lot of unpredictability due to governments and regulations worldwide, as many nation-states are preparing laws and rules concerning cryptocurrency activities. The last point of concern is the trustee from the Mt Gox case who has been selling millions worth of BTC and BCH. The trustee from Tokyo has a lot more to sell on the open market which concerns some skeptics.  

Where do you see the price of BTC and other digital assets heading from here? Do you think cryptocurrencies will see more gains? Let us know in the comments below.


Disclaimer: Price articles and markets updates are intended for informational purposes only and should not to be considered as trading advice. Neither Bitcoin.com nor the author is responsible for any losses or gains, as the ultimate decision to conduct a trade is made by the reader. Always remember that only those in possession of the private keys are in control of the “money.”


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