Bitcoin hits $51K as short-term bull case strengthens amid weakening dollar

Wednesday 03 March 2021, 7:48 PM AEST - 1 month ago

The U.S. dollar index (DXY) is showing signs of a short-term top as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) demonstrates signals of a short-term rally.

There is a narrative that the price of Bitcoin often coincides with a drop in the value of the dollar.

Since stores of value, like gold and Bitcoin are priced against the dollar, theoretically, a downtrend in the DXY would likely have a positive impact on the price of BTC.

Bitcoin retakes $50,000 again

As the dollar began to consolidate, Bitcoin broke above $50,000 on March 3, putting it on track to retest the $51,600 resistance level once again.

5947121a-fb32-4662-aa3c-4e66165df599.pngBTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingview

Above $51,600, there is little resistance until $56,000. Hence, breaking past this level is critical to secure upside momentum in the short term.

Bitcoin Jack, a semi-pseudonymous trader, who predicted the $3,600 bottom in March 2020, said:

"Considering it's very likely to see a $1.9T stimulus package approved within the next 2 weeks, my best guess is dollar is topping out here. Could be wrong, but structure looks very similar to previous consolidation as well." The U.S. dollar index. Source:, Bitcoin Jack

If Bitcoin continues to rally as the dollar stagnates, it could allow BTC to simultaneously benefit from two macro factors.

First, the dollar's decline naturally benefits Bitcoin. Second, the impending $1.9 trillion dollar U.S. stimulus could serve as a catalyst for a broader BTC rally while diluting the value of the dollar.

Bitcoin likely slumped in the past week due to the shaky macro climate, as the dollar began to climb and bond yields rose to a yearly high.

If the macroeconomic conditions were the major catalyst for Bitcoin's downturn, now that bond yields are easing, it could bouy BTC's momentum in the coming weeks.

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