Daily market update: Cryptocurrency hits Fear & Greed Index yearly high

Welcome to your daily update of all Bitcoin’s price movements yesterday, including price, volume, the fear and greed index, and more.

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Bitcoin price

We closed yesterday, 10 August 2020, at a price of $11,878.11 – with a high of $12,045.14 and a low of $11,662.26.

It was the highest closing price since 9 August 2020 – almost a year ago exactly.

We’re still 40% below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).

Bitcoin Volume

The volume traded yesterday was $26,114,112,569. That is the highest it’s been since 2 August 2020.

To put that into context, the highest ever 24-hour volume is $53,060,690,000, last year’s high was $29,060,690,000, and last year’s average was $15,060,690,000.

Bitcoin transactions

In total, 308,230 transactions were carried out yesterday – 3% below last year’s average and 31 percent below last year’s high.

The Fear & Greed Index

The Fear & Greed Index measures emotions and sentiment in the cryptocurrency market. Yesterday closed in the Extreme Greed zone, rising to 84 yesterday – the highest it’s been since 9 July 2019. Extreme fear could 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.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI currently stands at 66.91 over the last 24 hours (correct as of 9.00am BST). 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 levels

What they said yesterday…

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