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Bitcoin’s (BTC) April Recovery is Still not a Real Bull Run

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Cryptocurrencies are finally back on track, or at least — that is how it appears to be. After a disastrous 2018 which knocked the prices of all coins down by at least 80%, the first few months of 2019 brought stability. However, the coins did not remain inactive for long, and they already started moving back up as early as in mid-February.

February and March were marked by a struggle to grow, and after two months of effort, the growth finally came on April 1st. April is the month that allowed digital currencies to experience a first real surge in well over a year. Not only did the coins’ prices grow, but they managed to remain at the newly-reached levels for over a month now, promising a brighter future to traders and investors.

Bitcoin itself barely managed to grow past $4,000 in February and March — only to see a 22% large growth in April and exceed $5,300 within only two days. The price was trying to find stability after such a large jump, and it took the entire April to reach it. At the time of writing, the BTC price sits at $5,405.95, after 0.31% growth in the past 24 hours.

This situation also allowed Bitcoin to complete its third positive month in a row, thus confirming an important shift that came with 2019. As always, notable events such as this are always causing crypto experts to try and predict what might come next. Crypto enthusiasts themselves are interested in what to expect, while traders and investors need to know it in order to choose the best strategies when dealing with crypto. In other words — there is no lack of demand for predictions and educated guesses.

What to expect from crypto in the future?

While knowing what to expect is greatly appreciated in and out of the crypto world — making accurate predictions is quite hard to do. In fact, when it comes to a highly-volatile and unpredictable crypto industry, it pretty much borders the impossible.

Of course, the overall perspective appears to be optimistic, as the price drop has stopped, and time of slow but steady recovery appears to be at hand. Even so, a lot of experts remain suspicious and cautious, believing that the crypto space is still not done with the bearish trends.

The CEO of crypto hedge fund BitBull Capital, Joe DiPasquale, recently stated that there is still much room for caution in the industry. According to him, Bitcoin has been rising steadily in the past few months. However, this is still not a bull run, and being too relaxed considering the circumstances might easily lead to sudden losses.

The managing director of crypto-to-crypto derivatives platform Amulet, Marouane Garcon, agrees with this. He himself believes that the market has yet to show signs that it can sustain a bull market. Then, there is Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ head and managing partner, who is more optimistic, believing that the crypto winter is over.

While his view is much more optimistic, a lot of investors still have the bearish trend fresh in their memory, and they too remain cautious.

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Bitcoin Price Could Get Extremely Ugly – Barrons

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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) price recent rebound has faded and its easy to see why. After soaring to a two-month high of $21,470, Bitcoin has pared back some of those gains to trade at $20,895. This decline is mostly because of the fundamentals and technicals of the coin as I will explain below.

Bitcoin Fundamentals

The main fundamental reason why Bitcoin is pulling back is the rising fears of a recession. A recent survey by WSJ placed the risk of a recession in the US at 61%. That is notable since it is the highest the figure has been in months. 

At the same time, Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo published weak financial results. Most of them said that their profits tumbled by more than 30% in the final quarter of 2022. Reading between the lines shows that most of them have allocated millions of dollars in credit loss provisons.

Historically, these provisions tend to rise when there is a fear of a recession. At the same time, many safe American companies have starte announcing substantial layoffs recently. Amazon is laying off 18,000 people while Microsoft, Salesforce, Meta Platforms are laying off thousands of workers. In a note, an analyst at Oanda said:

“Bitcoin prices are weakening as growth fears have Wall Street worried a…

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2 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price is Soaring in 2023

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Bitcoin price has staged a strong comeback in 2023 as investors rushed to buy the dip. The BTC/USD exchange rate surged to a high of 21,465, the highest level since November. It has risen by more than 30% from the lowest point in 2022. Here are the top reasons why BTC price is soaring.

Mild recession hopes

Bitcoin and other financial assets like stocks and gold have rallied because of the falling inflation in the United States and around the world. Consumer inflation dropped from 7.1% in November to 6.5% in December. Core inflation dropped to 5.7%. 

And on Wednesday, data from the US showed that wholesale prices dropped by 0.5% in December, higher than the expected 0.1%. The producer price index (PPI), rose by 6.2%, the lowest level since March 2021. This decline happened because of the falling energy prices.

Another data showed that retail sales tumbled in December. They dropped by 1.1% in December, the biggest decline in 2022. In a note, an analyst at RSM said:

“The lag impact of elevated inflation weighs heavily on U.S. households, it’s very clear that the median American consumer is still reeling from the loss of wages in inflation-adjusted terms.”

A recession is often seen as a bad thing. But in the financial assets, it can be seen as…

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Bitcoin Price is Getting Severely Overbought: Is it a Buy?

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Bitcoin price made a spectacular comeback in the past few days as investors reflect on encouraging data from the United States. The BTC/USD exchange rate surged to a high of $21,365, the highest point since November. It has risen by more than 35% from the lowest level in November. So, is the tide turning?

Will the Fed pivot?

Bitcoin and other global assets continued surging as investors reacted to the latest American economic data. Data published last week revealed that the American consumer inflation inched downward in December. It dropped to 6.5% in December, the sixth straight month of decline.

A week earlier, data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that the country’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in December. In the same period, wage growth increased by 4.7%, lower than the previous month’s 5.2%. A decline in wage inflation is a positive sign for Bitcoin and other financial assets because of the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve has been in a strong tightening phase in the past few months as it continues its battle against inflation. Its goal is to soften the economy and prevent a hard landing. Such a situation will happen when wage growth eases. 

Therefore, Bitcoin has risen because of the rising chances that the Fed will start to pivot. Historically, Bitcoin and other…

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