BTC’s Market Correlations and What’s Next for Altcoins 

  • Bitcoin Sets New Records: Climbing to an unprecedented USD $71,300 for its monthly and weekly close, Bitcoin highlighted the optimistic sentiment sweeping the market.
  • Insights from Market Correlations: Exploring three significant charts that have historically mirrored Bitcoin’s trends, providing speculative insights into possible future movements.
  • Challenges in Trading: The recent phase of consolidation has been a complex period for traders, illustrating the unpredictable nature of cryptocurrency markets.

BTC Achieves Historical Milestones

As we entered the week, Bitcoin showcased its strength by marking its highest monthly and weekly candle to date, a signal to many of the continued bullish sentiment. Despite this strong opening, Bitcoin experienced a dip below $67,000, accompanied by $400 million in liquidations, highlighting the market’s volatility.  

Here are my thoughts on the latest after reviewing the market live with our Empire Crypto Trading community on Tuesday night. 

Bitcoin’s Current Stance: Consolidation or a Signal for the Next Big Move? 

Is Bitcoin gearing up for a significant move? This section dissects the market’s current patterns, offering a technical perspective. For many traders, especially those I’ve interacted with, the recent market fluctuations have been a source of frustration. 

In my analysis, Bitcoin seems to be forming a symmetrical triangle, indicating a potential consolidation phase following a bullish rally. Such patterns usually encompass five phases, identified as ABCDE, with Bitcoin currently navigating through its ‘C’ Wave. This development aligns with a foundational trendline established in February. 

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Support levels are projected to range from ~$64,500 to ~$62,800, near the 200 Exponential moving Average (EMA)on the 4HR chart and key support at the trendline and order zone around ~$62,800. My perspective suggests Bitcoin may retract further before attempting to breach the $69,000 resistance zone again. 

Three charts that I believe are critical when reviewing Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Vs. USDT Dominance (USDT.D)  

To understand the push and pull in the crypto market, consider the relationship between Bitcoin and USDT (Tether). When Bitcoin’s price climbs, often the market’s reliance on USDT decreases, showcasing an inverse correlation. This is a useful tool to assist with predicting Bitcoin’s movements. Currently, Bitcoin is challenging upper resistance levels, simultaneously, USDT is finding its footing again, suggesting a potential shift in market sentiment. 

Bitcoin’s Synchronisation with the Stock Market 

It always astounds me how people consider stocks and crypto to be separate, especially since Bitcoin is widely regarded as an asset by many. By comparing the Bitcoin chart with the US500 chart, it’s evident they are positively correlated. To give you some perspective, in 2022, the Bitcoin and US500 charts were approximately 90% correlated. In summary, I utilise this correlation in a similar manner to how I use the USDT.D chart, as a point of confluence to help anticipate potential developments. Remember, this is not a guarantee; it’s merely a method amidst the crypto realm’s inherent madness. 

Note, the red arrows represent when the negative correlation was not present.  

Bitcoin versus the US Dollar: A Tug of War 

The Bitcoin chart and the DXY (US Dollar Index) chart often exhibit a negative correlation. This occurs because an increase in the US dollar’s value typically leads investors to move their funds into fiat currency for security. Consequently, this shift can reduce the demand for Bitcoin as the dollar strengthens. Therefore, these charts show opposite movements. Similar to how I interpret the USDT Dominance chart, I regard this negative correlation as a critical point of confluence. 

Note, the red arrows represent when the negative correlation was not present.  

Altcoins in the Wake of Bitcoin’s Moves 

Bitcoin has a significant influence on the market due to its dominance within the cryptocurrency space. When Bitcoin’s value decreases, it typically has a negative impact on altcoins. This is because many altcoins are denominated in satoshis (also known as sats), which are fractions of a Bitcoin. Consequently, a dip in Bitcoin’s value can diminish the fiat value of altcoins as they adjust to maintain their relative worth in fiat currency. 

Take Solana (SOL) as an example. In last week’s post, I suggested that SOL might retrace to a crucial support level around $168 if it didn’t surpass the $210 mark. As of writing, SOL has declined by 10%, while Bitcoin has fallen by 9% since last week’s update. Should the price maintain its support level, according to the chart, this could indicate a consolidation pattern is forming. This means the price is currently stabilising and gathering momentum for its next significant move, whether upwards or downwards. However, like many altcoins Bitcoin’s market movements may have a significant impact. 

To assist new traders and crypto enthusiasts to understand Bitcoin and altcoin correlations you can download a Bitcoin Dominance Cycle Cheat Sheet for Free via the Empire platform under the Resources Tab. 

I hope you enjoyed this week’s segment, took away some new insights and we hope to see you on the Empire Live Market Scan next Tuesday! 

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial advice. The author takes no responsibility for any financial losses incurred as a result of trading or investing based on the information provided. Always conduct your own research and consult with a professional financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

Matthew Stella
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Matthew Stella

Matt Stella embarked on his crypto trading journey when Bitcoin was valued at just $3,000. As the co-founder and Head Coach at Empire Crypto Trading, Matt excels in Technical Analysis and in pinpointing key areas of price action. He is dedicated to empowering the crypto community through education, offering weekly Market Scans, Technical Analysis tutorials, and leading a vibrant community of crypto enthusiasts on the Empire Crypto Trading platform, where members collaborate to navigate the market. Every Tuesday, he shares his invaluable market insights with the CNA community.

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