Daily market update: Bitcoin prices sees pullback to $18,000, where to next?

The last few weeks have seen bitcoin go on an incredible run, but it seems that momentum may finally be slowing. Last night saw a long-expected pullback that has seen the price drop to $18,000 at time of writing. This is not necessarily bearish, but could rather be a healthy pullback before continuation to the upside. It seems the crypto market is still trying to make up its mind on how we’re going to end the turbulent year. Where to next?

Here’s today’s market report. If you’re new to the world of crypto, take a look through our beginner’s guide to crypto trading series to get a better idea of all these indicators, starring in-depth explorations of common strategies, market analysis techniques, and more.

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All information is correct as of 09.00am GMT.

Bitcoin price

We closed yesterday, 8 December, 2020, at a price of $18,321.14 – down from $19,191.63 the day before. That’s the lowest closing price since 29 November.

The daily high yesterday was $19,283.48. The daily low was $18,269.95. This time last year, the price of bitcoin closed the day at $7,564.35 and in 2018 it was $3,476.11.

We’re 8.81% below bitcoin‘s all-time high on CoinMarketCap of $20,089 (17 December 2017).

As of today, buying bitcoin has been profitable for…

99.2% of all days since 2013-04-28.

Bitcoin volume

The volume traded yesterday was $31,692,288,756, up from $26,896,357,742 the day before. High volumes can indicate 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 $340,148,764,252, down from $356,293,229,783 the day before.

Fear and Greed Index

After yesterday’s pullback, sentiment has fallen but remains high at 86. We’ve now been in Extreme Greed for over a month. It’s important to remember that the index doesn’t stay this high very often and a correction could be on the cards.

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance stands at 64.05. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 50.52. 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.

Google trends

The trend in Google searches over the last 90 days. Google shows this chart on a relative basis with a max score of 100 on the day that had the most Google searches for that keyword.

Charts provided by IntoTheBlock.com

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 10,523 tweets sent with a positive connotation towards bitcoin, 30,337 with a neutral connotation, and 2,676 were negative.

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What they said yesterday…

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