Bitcoin’s Rollercoaster Ride: Navigating US Stocks All-Time Highs

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Bitcoin's Rollercoaster Ride: Navigating US Stocks All-Time Highs

The constant fluctuations in the price of BTC continue to create challenges for traders as stocks keep falling further behind Bitcoin. Bitcoin held onto slight gains as the July 8 Wall Street session began, coinciding with new record highs in US equities.

TradingView data revealed a back-and-forth battle for Bitcoin’s price at the $56,000 level. During a period of increased market fluctuations, the spot price experienced low trading activity over the weekend. It encountered some difficulties after the weekly close on July 7 but then recovered during the Asia trading session.

The crypto markets experienced another decline, further deviating from other risky assets, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index reached new record highs on the same day.

According to the latest bulletin from trading firm QCP Capital to Telegram channel subscribers, equities and gold have been experiencing an upward trend since the beginning of last week, while crypto prices have been moving in the opposite direction.

With the week’s macroeconomic reports and testimony by Jerome Powell, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in the spotlight, all eyes are on these upcoming events.

“FED Chair Powell’s testimony Tuesday and comments Wednesday, or some crypto-related legislation, could provide a catalyst for speculators,” noted Keith Alan, co-founder of trading resource Material Indicators, in his recent analysis on X.

Bitcoin's Rollercoaster Ride: Navigating US Stocks All-Time Highs
Bitcoin’s Rollercoaster Ride: Navigating US Stocks All-Time Highs

Similar to other market participants, Alan expressed a strong sense of caution regarding Bitcoin, emphasizing the possibility of new macro lows.

“The market could test your conviction with a wick to $48k,” he added while sharing a chart that displayed one of Material Indicators’ exclusive trading tools highlighting important support levels.

If that happens, a quick recovery back above $50k would be critical to prevent a dump to test support at the 2-year trend line.

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Alan observed the 40% decline from March’s record high of $73,800, which had caught his attention after Bitcoin’s block subsidy halving event a month later.

This retrace is not only the deepest in the cycle thus far but also the second-longest (49 days). Renowned trader and analyst Rekt Capital further delved into the subject, drawing parallels between the current and previous market decline.

Some were optimistic that the U.S. spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could attract enough buyers to push prices back up.

These experienced an additional $143 million of net inflows during their previous trading day on July 5th, marking their highest inflow in a month. This surge in interest was attributed to institutional investors showing interest in “buying the dip.”

“The run-up from $16K to $73K was largely driven by the ETFs, following a buy-the-rumor buy-the-news phenomenon,” stated Sina G, the co-founder and chief operations officer of Bitcoin custody consultancy firm 21st Capital, in a recent analysis piece on X.

“Up to mid-March ETF flows were very strong and the market moved up. Since then ETFs slowed down and bankruptcy outflows took over, causing a weak price action all the way down to $56K.”

Bitcoin Vs US Stocks All-Time Highs

In summary, Bitcoin’s price volatility persists amid recent fluctuations around the $56,000 level, contrasting with record highs in US equities like the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite. 

Analysts remain cautiously optimistic, noting ongoing challenges and the impact of upcoming macroeconomic reports and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s testimonies on market sentiment. 

Institutional interest and ETF flows suggest underlying support, yet Bitcoin’s path forward hinges on regulatory developments and broader economic indicators, urging traders to navigate carefully amidst fluctuating market conditions.

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