From Bitcoin to Brexit, Here’s What Investors Need to Watch for in 2019

Is it possible that the US Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten its balance sheet contributed to bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market losing steam in 2018? If so, what should crypto investors expect from the independently-run central bank in the future? Mati Greenspan, the senior market analyst at trading platform eToro, explored these and other questions in a wide-ranging webinar session on Tuesday. Fed’s Balance Sheet Reduction May Have Shaken Bitcoin Speaking on how even diverse asset classes can show correlation, Greenspan said that the Fed’s ongoing quantitative tightening program…

Bitcoin to End 2018 With 80% Drop, What Investors Can Expect in 2019

Following one of its biggest bull rallies in history to $19,500, Bitcoin (BTC) is set to end 2018 with an 80 percent drop from its all-time high. As Bitcoin enters 2019 with a bear market status having suffered a steep sell-off in December, what can investors expect in the first two quarters of 2019? Several Catalysts on the Horizon For Bitcoin In the first quarter of next year, Bakkt, a cryptocurrency liquidity provider and exchange operated by the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company ICE, is set to launch a…

Investors Lost Homes as Bitcoin Crashed, Are Stocks the Same?

Sky News, a British TV station and mainstream media outlet, reported that investors lost homes as the Bitcoin price crashed. But, the same argument can be applied to the stock market, real estate, and every other major market. The report claimed that investors put up their homes as collateral to receive loans and invest in Bitcoin. As the price of Bitcoin dropped, their homes were taken away along with their assets. The report read: Married men accessed equity through their family homes, and often – whether because they felt they…

Why Billionaire Investors Remain Positive on Long-Term Trend of Crypto

Mike Novogratz, Jim Breyer, and Tim Draper are some of many billionaire investors in the traditional financial market who remain optimistic towards the long-term trend of crypto. How are these investors able to maintain their positive stance in regards to the growth of the cryptocurrency sector following an 85 percent decline in valuation across the board? It’s About Cycles For the most part, high profile individual investors are able to handle severe losses in emerging asset classes and high-risk assets like cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) because…

Bitcoin Falls to $3.4k as Retails Panic but Institutional Investors are Loving it

Bitcoin on Sunday has established another yearly low after extending its previous downside momentum. At press time, the BTC/USD pair is trading at 3823 on Coinbase after correcting from its intraday low at 3466. It marks a circa 45% loss just in November while contributing to an overall 82.5% loss since its manipulatively achieved all-time high. Unable to Recover Bulls are unable to pull off a substantial recovery period and most of the intraday actions to the upsides look to be coming from retailers executing their shorts. Ideally, the downtrend…

Investors in US Market Paid $39,000 to Buy Bitcoin at Peak Using GBTC

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In the bull market of 2017, crypto investors paid more than $40,000 per Bitcoin (BTC) to purchase the dominant cryptocurrency. In the US market, a product called the Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) offered by Grayscale Investment, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG) exists that allows retail investors to invest in Bitcoin through the same account used in the stock market and other public markets. $39,000 Per BTC Every share of GBTC, an investment vehicle listed on OTC Markets, an American financial market providing price and liquidity…

Plunging Stock, Crypto Markets Leave Investors Searching for Answers

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Monday Massacre reverberated throughout equities markets today, leaving its mark not only on the bitcoin price — which dropped below $5,000 for the first time this year — but on tech stocks as well. Recent Bitcoin Price Drop Attracts Bearish Analysis To make matters worse, the bitcoin price has not yet bottomed out, according to technical analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence. The global financial media portal eyes a further 70 percent drop in the digital currency that could lead its price as low as $1,500. For reference,…

Bitcoin Market Cap Below $100 Billion as BCH Hard Fork Spooks Investors

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn It has been more than 24 hours since bitcoin scared investors with a sudden 10 percent drop. But there hasn’t been a concrete recovery action — yet. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate has surged 2.21 percent from its previous low at 5291-fiat, now trading at 5408-fiat. The coin’s market cap has risen likewise but remains below the three-figure billion dollar valuation. The weekly chart on Coinbase indicates BTC/USD is testing the support area of a giant falling wedge formation. Technically, a falling wedge formation predicts a potential breakout…

Bitcoin Price Bleeds to Low $6,300 as Investors Carefully Observe the Market

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin has fallen from around $6,400 to $6,300, recording two consecutive sell candles on its daily chart. Although the volume of Bitcoin remains above $4.4 billion, up more than 46 percent from earlier this month when the daily trading volume of the dominant cryptocurrency averaged at around $3 billion, BTC is struggling to sustain momentum in the mid-$6,000 region. In the short-term, it is highly likely for BTC to retest the $6,200 region unless it swiftly bounces above the…

China Threatens Overseas Tax Havens, Will Investors Flock to Crypto

Since early 2018, the government of China has tightened policies targeting millionaire investors in the country holding their wealth overseas to avoid large taxes, and it may lead local investors to alternative assets like crypto. Chinese investors rely on the Swiss offshore banking industry, Hong Kong real estate market, and foreign stock markets to hoard millions of dollars worth of properties, assets, and cash outside of mainland China. But, local financial authorities have started to crackdown on investors that amass significant wealth in overseas markets. Will Investors Move to Crypto?…