Wall Street suffered losses at the end of Wednesday’s session as the crisis in Eastern Europe and its global economic consequences continued to hurt the market climate. The United States has accused Russia of war crimes and revealed another round of sanctions against Moscow this week, ostensibly to heed Zelensky’s call for more pressure on […]
Bitcoin trends higher in the last few days as it approaches the mid area around its current levels. The benchmark crypto has seen some relief in the past days but seems unlikely to fully reclaim its previous bullish momentum. Related Reading | Data: Bitcoin Long-Term Holder Supply Has Stagnated Since October High At the time of writing, Bitcoin trades at $42,500 with a 4% profit in the last day and a 12% profit over the last two weeks. As NewsBTC has been reporting, Bitcoin seems to be reacting to the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED) shift in monetary policy and the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The financial institution announced a rate hike of 25 basic points (bps) for the coming months. This increment meets market expectations. No major announcement is expected from the FED in the short term. As for the armed conflict, attempts to reach a diplomatic solution have failed, with no clear winner on the battlefield. The parties seem to be at a stalemate. This tense calm has moved to the market and the uncertainty could lead Bitcoin into further consolidation between its current levels, and the high area around $30,000. In support of this thesis, Arcane Research records no major movements in Open Interest (OI) for the BTC-based derivatives sector. This metric has remained stable at around 360,000 BTC and 380,000 BTC since the start of 2022. As seen below, the OI for BTC futures has been moving sideways along the price of Bitcoin, as it registers a decrease in volatility. In other words, the BTC market could be experiencing a period of low activity which suggests no important trends in either direction. The Last Time Bitcoin Open Interest Hinted At Consolidation The 30-day volatility for Bitcoin OI futures, as Arcane Research reported, saw a 1% low in March, and has trended a bit higher in the last two weeks. The metric currently stands at 1.5%. The research firm claims current trading activity has been lower than during a similar period of consolidation in 2021. Arcane Research added: Overall, the BTC denominated open interest remains relatively lofty at 370,000 BTC. We’ve rarely seen open interest being maintained at such levels for such a long duration without any major squeeze setbacks such as those experienced during the spring and fall bull markets and bitcoin’s short squeeze in July. Additional data provided by Santiment indicates Bitcoin’s supply on exchanges has been trending down as the price of BTC consolidates. In June 2021, this metric saw a 6-month low as the market recovered from bearish price action. As BTC’s price moved further up, the supply followed, but the cryptocurrency managed to score a new all-time high near $70,000. Related Reading | Ethereum Classic Gains 60% In One Week, Why The Merge Could Push Its Price Higher The chart below could be hinting at a similar trend as supply on exchanges decreases, and the price consolidates.
Stock markets are making decent gains on Tuesday, bouncing back quickly from the disappointment late Monday as Fed Chair Powell turned the hawkish dial up a notch. It didn’t take long for investors to get over the latest disappointment as they prepared for interest rates rising to around 2% by the end of the year. […]
LINK price continues to print gains for the second straight day. The asset started the session on a lower note but quickly recovered to test the daily highs of $15.85. The downside is capped near $14.75. LINK price edges higher on Tuesday with significant gains. A decisive close above $15.85 will test the $19.0 mark.
LUNA price opens the new trading week on a higher note. The price opened lower but quickly recovered to the session’s highs. The current price action suggests more gains in the token. LUNA price trades higher with significant gains. More gains above the decisive close near $97.50 toward all-time highs. The recent consolidation in the
The Royal Mint has announced plans to build a “world first” plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste. The facility will help address a growing environmental issue, support jobs and skills in Britain, and create a new source of high quality precious metals for the business. The government-owned mint is using […]
Over the last week, Chinese stocks have fallen dramatically. Of course, other markets have had substantial drops over-generalized risk-off moves around the war in Ukraine. The drama of the war has overshadowed a lot of financial markets. The situation in China could have been dismissed as another manifestation of the consequences of geopolitics. However, China […]
The alleged ringleader of an international scam operation has been arrested by Nigerian authorities in Lagos after being wanted by the FBI since 2016. Osondu Victor Igwilo was detained by officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged advanced fee fraud, identity theft, and money laundering amounting to approximately $100 million. Igwilo was […]
It was another messy session overnight with energy, equities, precious metals and currencies trading in wide choppy ranges, diverging in price direction, with no unifying sense of theme emerging. Markets are trying to make sense of a hawkish FOMC that announced a dovish rate hike and believes it can tighten aggressively while maintaining growth. Not […]
Tesla has stopped the offering of more than $1 billion in bonds backed by vehicle leases on its cars as market conditions continue a trend of unpredictability, a report from Bloomberg said. Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the report states that bankers for Tesla had placed a “significant portion” of the bonds with fund […]