The cryptocurrency market is living its greatest moment since late 2017. BTC is creating the buzz and dominance is increasing. However, altcoins are rising soundly as well, with total marketcap excl. BTC sitting at levels basically not seen since summer ’18. All seems set for an altseason once BTC slows down a little bit.
Volumes are rising and good news coming, with PayPal’s crypto services going live this past week.
US elections are still causing some troubles in traditional financial markets, with Donald Trump contesting the results. However, positive developments regarding a Covid-19 vaccine added to the positive mood of the market. While some of the safe-haven assets like Gold are not benefiting a lot from the situation, the same cannot be said for BTC, which is thriving for weeks now.
Bitcoin closed the period with a price of 16’100 USD and a +3.79% performance w/w. The was not as good as the previous one but still great. Again, we are seeing levels only seen during the run of late ’17 early ’18. The 16’200 – 16’500 area could be seen as a resistance but the movement upward seems strong enough at the moment to violate it.
Overall, BTC performed better than top altcoins as represented by our indexes.
Ten out of seventeen of the cryptos we cover reported a positive result, with no double-digit gains. The median return was +0.45%, four points lower than the past week’s one.
Dash (DASH) has been the best performer, reporting a +9.50% return w/w for a price of 76.28 USD per coin. Despite its performance, BTC still offered a comparable return but a far better risk/reward ratio.
Ethreum Classic (ETC) was the last crypto in terms of return. It reported a -5.44% performance w/w in order to close at 5.07 USD.
On a wider period, Bitcoin still holds the top spot in terms of return, showing a relatively moderate level of volatility as well with respect to its peers.
Looking at the last seven days’ prices, the field seems pretty even in terms of number of coins tradin in the upper or lower half of their price range. Ethereum (ETH) is the nearest to its max, while ETC is experiencing the biggest retracement.
Looking at technicals, it is impressive to note how BTC is in overbought mode since basically the start of the last thirty days. MACD and Moving averages’ difference are not giving sings of fatigue as well.
The situation on a monthly basis sees again Ethereum joined by LTC and BTC as the coins experiencing the smallest retracement from their maximum of the period.
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. It is interesting to observe how only Dash and Litecoin are trading favourably with respect to their relative value to BTC in the last week. On a wider period, BTC is experiencing uncontested strenght overall.
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