Bitcoin’s worth declined by $11,000 earlier today, suffering a major price crash over the weekend after it recorded almost $42,000 but in our Bitcoin news today, we can see three possible reasons it happened.
The number one cryptocurrency deleted more than $11,000 or roughly 29 percent in just three days of trading to reach a session low of $30,000. The drop trimmed about $205 billion off its market cap which only confirmed the worst performance since the March crash in 2020. Bitcoin’s worth declined and shocked the traders that anticipated the bull run to head higher against favorable macroeconmic conditions while many analysts agreed that the cryptocurrency was due for a correction as it surged continuously for weeks. More catalysts were at stake in the BTC major price crash and here are three of the main factors for the major price slump.
At first, the stimulus packages raised the chances of a decline in the US dollar market. After Joe Biden gets elected for president, Wall Street experts expect that the new stimulus bill will be worth $1 trillion as an aid for the COVID pandemic. Bitcoin’s bullish fundamentals skyrocketed and helped the US dollar index rebound. The dollar surged by 1.70 percent against other cryptocurrencies but analysts at Goldman Sachs called it a “crowded USD sentiment” that is led by an increase in the long-term US treasury bond yields.
Second, Aneta Markowska who is an economist at Jefferies warned that a “Tamper tantrum is now at real risk” thanks to the Federal Reserve. The alert appeared when the FED started discussing limiting its dovish approach against the economic outlook that will be presented with the stimulus bill. The FED purchased about $80 billion worth of Treasury debt and has about $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities:
“We assume an additional $1 trillion of stimulus in the next few months, which will add roughly two percentage points to growth over the next two years. This will close the output gap roughly 4-6 quarters “ahead of schedule,” pulling forward the Fed liftoff from 2024 to early 2023.”
The cryptocurrency promised to become an alternative asset with a 60/40 investment portfolio, denoting 60 percent allocation to much riskier stocks and 40 percent allocation to risk-off bonds. The bond prices are falling and the yields are rising so traders are rolling back their portfolio risks back into the US Treasuries.
Finally, BTC corrected by modest margins and prompted traders to refill and continue rallying higher. The readings on the Relative Strength Indicator returned a peaking overbought signal.
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Stefan has been writing articles for DCForecasts since 2016 in-house full time. As one of our main cryptocurrency writers, he focuses on covering the latest cryptocurrency news, technical charts, price analyses of coins and press releases. When he is not exploring and covering the latest topics in crypto, you can find Stefan playing basketball, tennis or cycling.
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