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Bitcoin price hits $50K after bullish outlook from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

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On March 1 cryptocurrency traders woke as much as the sight of Bitcoin (BTC) rising from it weekend correction to $44,000 because the market discovered its bullish momentum and altcoins rebounded from their swing lows.

Information from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView exhibits that the price of Bitcoin elevated 16.6% from its low of $43,504 on Feb. 28 to the $50,000 degree which bulls are trying to flip again to help.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Earlier within the day, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor tweeted that the agency had bought one other $15 million price of Bitcoin, bringing its whole holdings to 90,859 BTC and additional demonstrating that institutional demand for the highest cryptocurrency continues to develop as corporations purchase every dip’

Evaluation of key BTC price indicators additionally exhibits that bulls had been keen to purchase the $43,000 retest which occurred over the weekend.

Not each analyst is bullish

Bitcoin’s surge above $49,000 has some calling for brand new all-time highs within the close to future, however in accordance with veteran analyst Peter Brandt, nothing is definite on the subject of the cryptocurrency market.

Immediately Goldman Sachs introduced that it could restart its crypto buying and selling desk and Brandt was fast to tweet the next chart and level out that its launch didn’t work out so effectively for the cryptocurrency market in December 2017. 

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Supply: Twitter

In line with David Lifchitz, Chief Funding Officer of ExoAlpha, it’s nonetheless “too early to tell” if the pullback in Bitcoin is over however $44,500 seems to have supplied robust help.

By way of whether or not the highest cryptocurrency might breakout to new highs in March, Lifchitz stated he is unsure on precisely what may occur as March is traditionally a bearish buying and selling month for BTC.

In line with Lifchitz, tax season within the U.S. might put bearish pressures available on the market as traders could have to “sell some of their holdings to pay for earlier realized capital gains.”

From a bullish perspective, the 20% correction throughout the second half of February could have signaled an “early start” to the standard March weak point, with the worst of the downturn already transpiring.

Lifchitz stated:

“Despite the 20% pullback, we’re still in an upward sloping trend since the October $10K breakout. The big unknown is what the miners will do as they are net sellers. They are the real short-term risk.”

Evaluation of Glassnode’s Web Unrealized Revenue and Loss (NUPL) metric exhibits that whereas each 20% corrections skilled throughout this cycle have created the “signature sideways and choppy” price motion usually seen throughout bull markets, patrons have been stepping in prior to they’d in earlier bull cycles and fewer long-term holders are keen to promote their BTC. 

Bitcoin Entity-adjusted NUPL. Supply: glassnode

Steadying yields assist to stabilize conventional markets

The standard monetary markets additionally rallied on Monday as Treasury yields stabilized and optimism associated to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout boosted investor sentiment about the way forward for the worldwide economic system.

The S&P 500, Dow and NASDAQ all closed the day within the black, ending up 2.38%, 1.95% and 3.01% respectively. The robust efficiency from every index occurred as world central banks world proceed to reaffirm commitments to accommodative insurance policies that can help the worldwide financial restoration.

Altcoins additionally recovered their latest losses as Bitcoin price broke out to $50,000.

Day by day cryptocurrency market efficiency. Supply: Coin360

Binance Coin (BNB) was the perfect performer within the prime 10, rising 21% to $248, whereas Ethereum (ETH) noticed its price rise 9.46% to $1,525. PancakeSwap (CAKE) and Fantom (FTM) each rallied price 36% and at the moment commerce for $12.30 and $0.558 respectively.

The general cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $1.52 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance price is 61%.

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