Bitcoin futures enter backwardation for the first time in a year

Bitcoin’s (BTC) month-to-date chart is very bearish and the sub-$18,000 level seen over the weekend was the lowest price seen since December 2020. Bull’s current hope depends on turning $20,000 to support, but derivatives metrics tell a completely different story because professional traders are still extremely skeptical. BTC-USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingView It’s … Read more

Ethereum price risks a drop below $1K if these key price metrics turn bearish

Ether (ETH) price is down 37.5% in the last 7 days and recent news reported that developers decided to postpone the network’s migration to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus. This upgrade is expected to end the dependency on proof-of-work (PoW) mining and the Merge scalability solution that has been pursued for the past 6 years. Competing … Read more

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Is it time to be greedy? Experienced market makers and arbitrage desks have turned strongly risk-averse as BTC price dropped to $22,600. Bitcoin (BTC) lost the $28,000 support on June 12 following worsening macroeconomic conditions. The United States Treasury 2-year note yield closed on June 10 at 3.10%, its highest level since December 2007. This … Read more

This key Ethereum price metric shows ETH traders aren’t as bearish as they appear

Ether (ETH) is down 25% in just a month and even the recent upgrade to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus on the Ropsten testnet failed to move the altcoin’s price.  The merge is meant to address energy-use issues and open a path for higher transaction output, but the actual full transition for the Ethereum network is … Read more

Bitcoin price broke to the upside, but where are all the leveraged long traders?

This week’s Bitcoin (BTC) chart leaves little doubt that the symmetrical triangle pattern is breaking to the upside after constricting the price for nearly 20 days. However, derivatives metrics tell a completely different story because professional traders are unwilling to add leveraged positions and are overcharging for downside protection. BTC-USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: … Read more

Bitcoin price action decouples from stock markets, but not in a good way

This week the stock markets began to flash a little green and Bitcoin (BTC) is decoupling from traditional markets but not in a good way. The cryptocurrency is down 3% while the Nasdaq Composite tech-heavy stock market index is up 3.1%. May 27 data from the United States Commerce Department shows that the personal savings … Read more

Descending channel pattern and weak futures data continue to constrain Ethereum price

Despite bouncing from a 45-day low on April 30, Ether (ETH) price is still stuck in a descending channel and the subsequent 9% gain over the past four days was just enough to get the altcoin to test the pattern’s $2,870 resistance. Ether/USD price at FTX. Source: TradingView Federal Reserve monetary policy continues to be … Read more

3 reasons why Bitcoin price is clinging to $38,000

Bitcoin (BTC) has been unable to break from the 26-day-long descending channel. Investors are uncomfortable holding volatile assets after the United States Federal Reserve pledged to reduce its $9 trillion balance sheet. While inflation has been surging worldwide, the first signs of an economic downturn showed as United Kingdom’s retail sales fell 1.4% in March. … Read more