The past week was very good for the cryptocurrency market. BTC price kept climbing without stopping and was able to cross and hold the 15’000 USD level. Altcoins generally lagged the movement but still were overwhelmingly in the green for the period.
Somehow, BTC rally went wuietly, overshadowed by the other major stories of the week.
The rally coincided, indeed, with the presidential election week in the US. The market started surging together with the stock market as time passed by and the probability of a Trump re-election shrinked. At this time, there is still no official result but it is pretty clear that results were well-received both by traditional and crypto markets.
Bitcoin had a great week as already mentioned, closing the period with a price of 15’411 USD and a +13.97% performance w/w. The 13’000 USD level was tested for a couple days. The last time that BTC closed a week above this price was during the first week of 2018.
Overall, BTC performed far better than top altcoins as represented by our indexes.
All the top coins but four reported a positive result, with four double-digit gains as well. The median return was +4.70%.
Ethereum (ETH) as the best performer, reporting a +14.51% return w/w for a price of 435 USD per coin. Despite its performance, BTC still offered a comparable return but a far better risk/reward ratio.
Dash (DASH) was the weakest project of our group, struggling to keep the pace with its peers. It reported a -4.18% performance w/w in order to close at 68.99 USD.
On a wider period, Bitcoin catches the top spot in terms of return and is the most interesting coin by far even considering its level of volatility.
Looking at the last seven days’ prices, all the coins seem to be trading in the upper half of their price range apart from Monero (XMR) which is, however, not showing sings of actual difficulty.
On a weekly basis, it is interesting to observe how Moving Averages’ differences are showing signs of improvement for the majority of the altcoins. The same can be said for MACD looking at the wider 30-days period.
The situation on a monthly basis sees again Monero (XMR) as the coin clearly suffering the most in terms of positioning with respect to its price range.
We proceed to have a look at the frequency distributions of the coins’ price in terms of satoshis to have a look at the relative performances. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and XMR are showing the greatest difficulty with respect to BTC . On a wider period, the situation improves even more for BTC.
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