First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Rally Stalls After US Central Bank Chair’s Comments; Ether Rises


Good morning. Here’s what’s occurring this morning:

Market strikes: Bitcoin dropped on U.S. Fed Chair Powell’s remark, whereas ether gained extra market share.

Technician’s take: Support ranges stay intact, which may set up a good buying and selling vary between $55,000-$60,000 BTC into the Asian buying and selling day.

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Bitcoin (BTC): $57,157 -1.3%

Ether (ETH): $4,642 +4.4%


S&P 500: $4,567 -1.9%

Dow Jones Industrial Average: $34,483 -1.8%

Nasdaq: $15,537 -1.5%

Gold: $1,772 -.80%

Market strikes

Bitcoin’s worth sank after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that the danger of upper inflation has “increased,” signaling the central financial institution would contemplate fastening the discount of its asset buy insurance policies which have boosted the markets for dangerous belongings.

“A faster Fed taper and increased [interest] rate hike expectations was bad news for bitcoin,” Edward Moya, senior market analyst at foreign-exchange dealer Oanda, wrote in a market commentary. “Bitcoin is trading more like a risky asset than an inflation hedge.”

On the opposite hand, ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, ended Tuesday with its fourth straight day of good points, buying and selling above $4,600, based on CoinDesk’s knowledge.

“Ethereum is still the favorite crypto bet for most traders and seems like it will make another run towards $5000 once risk appetite returns,” Moya added.

Ether’s rising market dominance can be mirrored on the ether-bitcoin (ETH/BTC) chart: The ETH/BTC day by day chart on crypto alternate Binance was up by greater than 5.2%, on the time of writing, based on TradingView.

Other layer 1 blockchain-associated tokens additionally posted good points on Tuesday, led by Terra blockchain’s LUNA token, which logged a brand new file excessive worth.

Read More: UST Stablecoin Demand, DeFi Incentives Drive Terra’s LUNA to New All-Time High

Technician’s take

Bitcoin Declined Below $58K; Support Between $53K-$55K

Bitcoin four-hour price chart shows support/resistance levels (Damanick Dantes/CoinDesk, TradingView)

Bitcoin (BTC) patrons did not maintain Monday’s worth bounce, though support round $53,000-$55,000 may stabilize the present pullback.

The cryptocurrency is down about 2% over the previous 24 hours and is roughly flat over the previous week.

The downward-sloping, 100-day shifting common on the four-hour chart signifies a short-term downtrend. This means patrons have persistently taken some revenue on rallies over the previous month.

Recently, the $60,000 resistance degree has been a key hurdle for patrons regardless of oversold readings on the charts. So far, help ranges stay intact, which may set up a good buying and selling vary between $55,000-$60,000 into the Asian buying and selling day. BTC was buying and selling round $57,800 at press time.

Important occasions

8:30 a.m. HKT/SGT (12:30 a.m. UTC): Jibun Bank Manufacturing buying managers’ index (Nov.)

8:30 a.m. HKT/SGT (12:30 a.m. UTC): Australia gross home product (Q3/YoY/QoQ)

9:45 a.m. HKT/SGT (1:45 a.m. UTC): Caixin China buying managers’ index (Nov.)

3 p.m. HKT/SGT (7 a.m. UTC): Germany retail gross sales (Oct. YoY/MoM)

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