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Weekend Whipsaw for BTC

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  • BTC once again battered by volatility over the weekend, with double-digit price swings in either direction
  • Investors need to recognize that weekend trading for BTC is not necessarily indicative of the broader market, as thinner volumes and heavily bot-led trading means that price swings are exacerbated

The weekends are perhaps the most dangerous time for cryptocurrency traders.

As reiterated on numerous occasions, bot-led trading and thinner volumes typically lead to greater volatility and the possibility that markets can be moved more significantly by a handful of players.

The past weekend was no different as the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap continued to whipsaw investors with double-digit percentage moves.

Before this weekend, BTC’s average price swing on Saturdays and Sundays averaged around 5% over the past year, this weekend was a new high.

measure of implied volatility on BTC, now sits close to 160, and near its peak in January this year.

But BTC bears haven’t completely taken over the narrative as BTC continues to swing by as much as 30% in either direction, and still remains up some 250% over the past year.

Bearish BTC sentiment last week was driven primarily by Tesla’s (-1.01%) sudden about face to no longer accept BTC for its electric vehicles and was exacerbated by the reiteration from a Chinese financial industry association that financial institutions should not deal with cryptocurrencies or accept them as payment.

Though China’s reiteration of its existing stance towards cryptocurrencies is nothing new, some are worried that Beijing may take a harsher stance on the considerable concentration of BTC mining that takes place within its borders.

But with the weekend behind us, the true battle for BTC begins.

Weekend Whipsaw for BTC

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All content in this article is for informational purposes only and in no way serves as investment advice. Investing in cryptocurrencies, commodities and stocks is very risky and can lead to capital losses.

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