Daily market update: Bitcoin market drops further into Fear zone

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All information is correct as of 7.00am BST

Bitcoin price

We closed yesterday, 8 September, 2020, at a price of $10,131.52 – with a daily high of $10,414.78 and a low of $9,945.11.

That’s down from a closing price of $10,369.56 the day before. On the same day last year, it was $10,441.28.

We’re 49.57% below bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).

Bitcoin volume

The volume traded yesterday was $33,430,927,462 – down from $33,703,098,409 the day before.

Market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $187,267,336,728, down from $191,657,203,885 the day before. To put that into context,

Fear and Greed Index

We saw another drop in sentiment yesterday, falling further into the Fear zone down to 38.

Extreme fear can be a sign that investors are too worried, which could be a buying opportunity. When Investors are getting too greedy, that means the market may be due for a correction.

Correlation with other assets

Stock market correlation

The VIX Index, which measures volatility on the S&P 500 and is often called the fear index, jumped to the highest level in over two months last week.

It’s still too early to tell if this is a minor correction or a trend shift that means the fear is back. Last time we saw a significant spike in VIX, both the S&P 500 and BTC corrected sharply, but it all ended up as a minor correction before continuing to the upside. Will this happen again, or are we in for a larger correction?

Global 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’.

Chart courtesy of IntoTheBlock.com


Annualised price volatility using 365 days.

Chart courtesy of IntoTheBlock.com

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance stands at 60.62. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 36.33. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience 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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