While global equities slumped following the speech from U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday, crypto markets held strong with an overall market valuation of $1.4 trillion on Friday, November 10, 2023.
Bitcoin and Ethereum Navigate Through Market Uncertainty
The crypto economy is doing well considering that stocks dropped the day prior after the Fed’s chief Powell gave a hawkish speech. Presently, the crypto market is valued at $1.4 trillion and there’s been $167 billion in 24-hour global trade volume. Bitcoin’s (BTC) dominance on Friday is 49.3% while ethereum’s (ETH) dominance is 17.4%.
Bitcoin’s recent price action reflects a positive uptrend with its value piercing through the $37,000 resistance zone yesterday only to settle at just above that range. The oscillators present a mixed bag of signals with the relative strength index (RSI) at a high 83, suggesting that BTC may be entering overbought territory despite a neutral stance. Meanwhile, the Stochastic holds at 74, maintaining neutrality, and the commodity channel index (CCI) stands at 162, hinting at a continued bullish run albeit within a neutral zone.
Moving averages for bitcoin reveal a strong consensus for bullish sentiment. The exponential moving averages (EMAs) and simple moving averages (SMAs) across various time frames (10, 20, 30, 50, 100, and 200 days) all signal bullish sentiment. This unanimous direction indicates a firm trend upwards, with shorter-term EMAs like the 10-day at $35,481 reinforcing recent gains and longer-term averages such as the 200-day EMA at $28,496 confirming a solid upward trajectory over a more extended period.
The potency of bitcoin’s bullish trend is further evidenced by its market behavior, showing a strong 7.5% increase over the last week and an impressive 34.9% rise over the past month. Such momentum is likely to attract a speculative surge, driving prices to new heights before any potential corrective actions take root. Investors may view this as a testament to bitcoin’s resilience and a beacon of its inherent value proposition amidst the market’s ebb and flow.
Turning to ethereum (ETH), the second giant in the crypto realm, we observe a substantial week-on-week gain of 17.4% with the price currently at $2,097. Ethereum’s oscillators, however, send warning signals with an RSI at 80.3, signaling a possible correction, and an overly bullish Stochastic at 90.6 resting at neutral. The CCI exacerbates this caution with a high 262.3, reinforcing the bearish sentiment.
Ethereum’s moving averages paint a more positive outlook, much like bitcoin’s, with all indicators from the 10-day to the 200-day averages signaling strong upward momentum. The disparity between the shorter-term EMA at $1,937.7 and the longer-term SMA (200-day) at $1,777.4 suggests that while ether’s immediate trend is still bullish, there’s potential overheating that could prompt a near-term correction.
The market capitalization of ether stands at $252 billion, underscoring its significant growth over the past month by 33.1%. The volume and market cap showcase ethereum’s liquidity and trader interest, indicating a healthy market for ETH. However, the inflated oscillator values raise concerns about sustainability and call for vigilance among traders against possible volatility.
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