Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

In many ways, Bitcoin (BTC) and the crypto markets as a whole live somewhat independently from traditional markets. The global crypto space never sleeps, operating at all hours of the day on a global scale. Traditional market price movements and conditions, however, may still have an impact on Bitcoin. If the economy is healthy, seeing rising prices […]

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

With the era of negative interest rates well and truly here, return-hungry investors may increasingly borrow in low-interest fiat currencies and invest in higher-yielding cryptocurrency accounts. “The fiat-BTC carry trade is the next step in bitcoin growth,” tweeted popular bitcoin quant investor @100trillionUSD on Oct. 10. A carry trade is a strategy where a trader uses a low-yielding […]

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s too soon to write off Bakkt, despite the bitcoin futures market’s disappointingly slow start, analysts at Oppenheimer & Co. said. In an Oct. 1 research note, the equity research firm encourages investors to “not get upset” about the lackluster trading volume of Bakkt. For one thing, its parent company, Intercontinental Exchange, has plenty of other […]

Bitcoin Price Sheds $500 Over Day, Drops Below $8,000

Bitcoin Price Sheds $500 Over Day, Drops Below $8,000

Bitcoin bears continue to be firmly in control as the first cryptocurrency’s price tumbled below $8,000 per coin for the second time this week. Beginning at 15:50 UTC, the Bitcoin Price Index capitulated at $8,095, shedding near $200 within a few minutes. Support at $7,900 lasted about one-half-hour before another downward price action sent the BPI around […]

Bakkt’s Slow Start Doesn’t Mean Bitcoin Futures Have Flopped

Bakkt’s Slow Start Doesn’t Mean Bitcoin Futures Have Flopped

It’s a lively time for bitcoin derivatives – or at least for those writing about them. For those trading them, it may be business as usual. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced Friday it is preparing to offer options trades on its bitcoin futures contract. It’s a surprising move, because options volume to date rounds […]

EOS, Etheruem, and Litecoin Lead Massive Bitcoin Dump

EOS, Etheruem, and Litecoin Lead Massive Bitcoin Dump

Yesterday’s crypto market carnage saw over $20 billion in USD value wiped out from the total crypto market capitalization. The dump affected nearly all crypto assets, including Ethereum, EOS, and Litecoin – even Bitcoin, which has maintained support despite altcoins collapsing around it. But new data shows that it may have been altcoins collapsing that dragged down Bitcoin. A side-by-side comparison […]

Crypto Market Sees Red as Bitcoin Price Drops $600 in 30 Minutes

Crypto Market Sees Red as Bitcoin Price Drops $600 in 30 Minutes

Bitcoin’s price slid more than $600 in 30 minutes, falling back below $10,000 on Wednesday. Beginning at 17:50 UTC and lasting until 18:20 UTC, BTC witnessed a large pullback from $10,200 to $9,600, followed by a small bounce near $9,740, providing temporary support. Bitcoin opened the day at just under $10,200. Over the trading day, […]