Daily market update: Bitcoin back over $16,000 ?

After a week of waiting, watching, and wishing, bitcoin is back again over $16,000. Yesterday was bitcoin’s 13th highest ever closing price in its short-but-magnificent history. Even CNBC is talking about it again. Sentiment is high, volume is high, and the price is high – where to next?

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All information is correct as of 09:00am GMT.

Bitcoin price

We closed yesterday, 12 November, 2020, at a price of $16,276.34 – up from $15,701.34 the day before. That’s an increase of 3.66%. It’s the first time we’ve closed over $16,000 since 7 January, 2018.

The daily high was $16,305.00, while the daily low was $15,534.77. This time last year, the price of bitcoin was $8,815.66 and in 2018 it was $6,371.27.

We’re 18.98% below bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).

Bitcoin volume

The volume traded yesterday was $34,175,758,344, up from $29,772,374,934 the day before. High volume indicates that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.

Market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $301,736,853,825, up from $291,077,214,052 the day before. That’s the highest it’s been since 18 December, 2017. It’s only the fifth day in Bitcoin’s history that it’s been over $300,000,000,000.

Fear and Greed Index

The sentiment is still in Extreme Greed, up to 89 from 87. Extreme fear can indicate that investors are getting too worried and there’s an opportunity for buyers, while extreme greed could mean the market is due for a correction.

In/Out of the money

For any address with a balance of tokens, ITB identifies the average price (cost) at which those tokens were purchased and compares it with the current price. If the current price is higher than average cost, address is ‘In the Money’. If the current price is lower than the average cost, the address is ‘Out of the Money’.

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Annualised price volatility using 365 days.

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Twitter sentiment

Yesterday, there were 13,109 tweets sent with a positive connotation towards bitcoin, 33,590 with a neutral connotation, and 2,394 were negative.

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Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance stands at 65.62. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 76.47. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.

Resistance and support

What they said yesterday…

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