First Mover Asia: Markets in Wait-and-See Mode; Bitcoin Hovers Around $57K


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

Market strikes: Bitcoin moved little, whereas the “tether premium” dropped as Huobi’s deadline approaches.

Technician’s take: Long-term momentum is beginning to fade, which might restrict worth positive aspects this month. For now, BTC is holding help above $53K.

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Bitcoin (BTC): $56,604 -1%

Ether (ETH): $4,536 -1.1%


S&P 500: $4,577 +1.4%

Dow Jones Industrial Average: $34,639 +1.8%

Nasdaq: $15,381 +0.8%

Gold: $1,768 +0.7%

Market strikes

Bitcoin remained round $57,000 on Thursday because the market remained in a wait-and-see mode. The oldest cryptocurrency’s day by day buying and selling quantity on centralized exchanges additionally declined.

Data compiled by CoinDesk exhibits that bitcoin’s buying and selling quantity throughout 11 main centralized exchanges sank from a day in the past and was a lot decrease than every week in the past. Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell barely however remained in the $4,500-$4,600 vary.

Meanwhile, the worth for the USDT/CNY (tether/Chinese yuan) pair tumbled coming into December,because the deadline approaches for Huobi, a preferred crypto trade amongst Chinese traders, to shut the accounts of its current customers in mainland China. Amid China’s newest ban on crypto buying and selling and mining, Huobi introduced that it could take away all mainland Chinese accounts by the top of this yr.

As a earlier Asia First Mover talked about, the market in China has been slowly rebounding from the nation’s September crypto buying and selling ban with tether’s quoted costs in the yuan on the over-the-counter (OTC) market recovering from a deep low cost.

Under regular market circumstances, the worth of tether expressed in yuan ought to match that of the U.S. greenback’s trade fee with the Asian forex, however tether had traded at a big low cost since China’s ban and changed into unfavourable (as a lot as unfavourable 5.31% yesterday) once more after a quick restoration, in keeping with information from feixiaohao.

Technician’s take

Bitcoin Struggles Near Resistance; Support at $53K

Bitcoin four-hour price chart shows support/resistance levels with RSI on bottom panel (Damanick Dantes/CoinDesk, TradingView)

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to stabilize above the $53,000 support stage after final month’s decline.

There seems to be a stalemate, nonetheless, between consumers and sellers as a result of the cryptocurrency is roughly flat over the previous 24 hours. Resistance is seen round $60,000, which has capped upside strikes over the previous week.

BTC was buying and selling round $56,000 on the time of publication and is down about 4% over the previous week.

The short-term downtrend in BTC is outlined by a collection of lower cost highs since Nov. 10, as seen in the chart above. Recently, oversold alerts appeared on the charts, which might encourage short-term shopping for from the $53,00 help stage. A decisive break above $60,000 would reverse the short-term downtrend.

Still, there may be sturdy overhead resistance between $60,000 and $65,000, which might restrict worth positive aspects this month.

Important occasions

8:30 a.m. HKT/SGT (12:30 a.m. UTC): Jibun financial institution companies buying managers index (Nov.)

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

3:45 p.m. HKT/SGT (7:45 a.m. UTC): France industrial output (Oct. MoM)

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