Where Bitcoin, Ethereum prices are headed as correlation with S&P 500 declines


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  • S&P 500 took another nosedive this week, driving Bitcoin, Ethereum and digital asset prices down. 
  • Analysts have identified signs of a break in the tight correlation between Bitcoin and S&P 500. 
  • Analysts believe Bitcoin price could remain sandwiched between two long-term moving averages at $18,846 and $22,836. 

A mysterious Bitcoin whale moved a large volume of BTC that was dormant for a decade. Amidst the breaking correlation between Bitcoin and S&P 500, analysts are bearish on BTC price. 

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Bitcoin's correlation with S&P 500 on the decline 

Analysts at crypto intelligence platform Santiment argue that things were looking up for Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptocurrencies over the past week. The decline in the S&P 500 drove prices of digital assets lower over the past week, and analysts have identified signs of a break in the tight correlation between the two sectors. 

Bitcoin, Ethereum's correlation with S&P500 on the decline

Bitcoin, Ethereum's correlation with S&P500 on the decline

Bitcoin whales move dormant coins after a decade

A mysterious Bitcoin whale moved a large volume of BTC that was lying dormant for a decade. Based on data from the Bitcoin blockchain, long-term holders are moving BTC held dormant for over a decade during the ongoing bear market. Typically, the movement of large volumes of dormant Bitcoin is associated with a trend reversal in the asset. 

In the past week, nearly $10 million in dormant Bitcoin was moved. Philip Swift, the creator of Lookintobitcoin, notes that a movement of 510.65 Bitcoin started in a prolonged bear market. 

The asset's cycle low is slightly above the $18,000 level. 

Analysts believe Bitcoin price could remain sandwiched between two moving averages

RektCapital, a pseudonymous crypto analyst and trader, argues that Bitcoin has rebounded from green support while not actually touching the 300-day MA. The asset continues to be sandwiched between these two long-term moving averages, 300-day MA at $18,646 and 200-day MA at $22,836. 

BTC-USD price chart

BTC-USD price chart 

CryptoCapo, a crypto trader and analyst, remains opposed to the idea of a rally in Bitcoin price. The analyst believes a quick fakeout to $20,500 is likely, however, Bitcoin could witness a correction soon after. 

 


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