FXTM information and reviews
FXTM
93%
IronFX information and reviews
IronFX
92%
Libertex information and reviews
Libertex
91%
FXCC information and reviews
FXCC
90%
Markets.com information and reviews
Markets.com
89%
FxPro information and reviews
FxPro
88%

Crypto the home of the brave and the risk tolerant


8 September 2021

There would have been some pain among Crypto longs, with $3.71b liquidated across the exchanges over the past 24 hours. While we’ve seen close 14,000 Bitcoin futures contracts traded, which is huge. For those still in long Crypto positions, the possibility of a re-run of this sort of movement in the coming 48 hours is a critical consideration, while the bulls are making the claim that the liquidation has now played out. Consider the high-to-low percentage range in Ethereum has been 24% - some five times the 5-day average range, while Ripple saw a 31% high to low range – this is clearly home of the brave.

For intra-day traders, this sort of two-way pronounced movement could be a prosperous trading backdrop, but of course, that's determined by one’s strategy. Most are pinning the move seen between 00:30 AEST and 01:10 AEST on news that El Salvador was having technical issues, with President Nayib Bukele first complaining that the Bitcoin app was not available on Apple or Huawei – later taking to Twitter to push the government's Bitcoin app, only for it to struggle with the demand in user registrations. This seems an odd reason to cause such aggressive moves.

BTC Daily high-low % range

Daily high-low % range

Ethereum intra-day move

There has been some focus on mining difficulty, or the amount of resource needed to mine Bitcoin. The level of ‘difficulty’ has been increasing as miners migrate operations away from China in the wake of the crackdown, and this is having an impact on margins. Miners are the backbone of the project and they will cut back on mining if it’s less profitable to do so - so if the price gravitates towards the cost of production, then it can cause ripples (pun intended) in the market.

Most notably this has been a flow driven move – and when price started to crack the savvy buyers likely sensed the flow, pulled their orders and it wouldn’t have taken much for the price to drop quickly on some sizeable sell orders. The sheer extent of the liquidations going through the market meant as price rolled over-leveraged longs and other players would have taken a loss and it all aggregated into a one-way move.

We also need to consider the extent of the bullish moves since July – perhaps in anticipation of El Salvadore adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, but there are obviously other reasons. Just taking a few coins for example, Bitcoin had rallied 80%, Ethereum 130% and Ripple 175% - so this was a market that was perhaps overloved in the short-term.

Could it also be that the liquidity beneficiaries – which could include crypto – may be sensing more normalised future policy setting from major central banks – perhaps higher real rates could become a headwind? Crypto is a momentum vehicle after all and when that momentum is challenged it pays to be closest to the exit when the fire breaks out. As we see from spikes in the trading range fires do happen periodically. The question Crypto traders now face is the possibility of another liquidity inspired volatility move, or has this provided an attractive opportunity to get set for another move higher?

As always in this environment it pays to truly understanding one’s risk and correct position sizing is critical – but the increased volatility and premise for rapid potential profits is certainly a clear drawcard for those who can harness the vol.

#source

Related

Bitcoin approaches all-time high but hits resistance at $60000
Bitcoin approaches all-time high but hits resistance at $60000

The price of Bitcoin jumped towards its all-time high on Friday morning after a Bloomberg report said the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to allow...

15 Oct 2021

Bitcoin heads towards $60,000 with ETF approval on the horizon
Bitcoin heads towards $60,000 with ETF approval on the horizon

The price of Bitcoin resumed its path higher on Thursday with markets still hopeful that a Bitcoin ETF, most likely based on Bitcoin Futures, will be approved by...

14 Oct 2021

Bitcoin price rises to highest since 12th May
Bitcoin price rises to highest since 12th May

The price of Bitcoin jumped above $57,600 on Tuesday morning to reach its highest level since 12th May, while most other major cryptocurrencies were nursing losses...

12 Oct 2021

The crypto market sells another growth story
The crypto market sells another growth story

Bitcoin continues to convince market participants of the prospects for continued growth. Over the past 24 hours, the coin has added 3.9% and is trading around $57,250...

12 Oct 2021

Bitcoin bounds upwards
Bitcoin bounds upwards

Bitcoin continues its big comeback by reaching five-month highs in trading this morning. The Bitcoin rally looks like it’s got some teeth. The token reached its highest levels...

11 Oct 2021

Crypto: from extreme fear to extreme greed in one week
Crypto: from extreme fear to extreme greed in one week

Bitcoin has passed the major psychological and technical level of $50K and continues to grow. In the last 24 hours alone, BTC has shown a growth of 6% and is trading around $55K...

8 Oct 2021


Editors' Picks

OctaFX information and reviews
OctaFX
86%
HotForex information and reviews
HotForex
85%
XM information and reviews
XM
80%
FXCM information and reviews
FXCM
79%
Vantage FX information and reviews
Vantage FX
78%
Moneta Markets information and reviews
Moneta Markets
77%

© 2006-2021 Forex-Ratings.com

The usage of this website constitutes acceptance of the following legal information.
Any contracts of financial instruments offered to conclude bear high risks and may result in the full loss of the deposited funds. Prior to making transactions one should get acquainted with the risks to which they relate. All the information featured on the website (reviews, brokers' news, comments, analysis, quotes, forecasts or other information materials provided by Forex Ratings, as well as information provided by the partners), including graphical information about the forex companies, brokers and dealing desks, is intended solely for informational purposes, is not a means of advertising them, and doesn't imply direct instructions for investing. Forex Ratings shall not be liable for any loss, including unlimited loss of funds, which may arise directly or indirectly from the usage of this information. The editorial staff of the website does not bear any responsibility whatsoever for the content of the comments or reviews made by the site users about the forex companies. The entire responsibility for the contents rests with the commentators. Reprint of the materials is available only with the permission of the editorial staff.
We use cookies to improve your experience and to make your stay with us more comfortable. By using Forex-Ratings.com website you agree to the cookies policy.