Bitcoin has managed to stabilise at just above the $30k mark, having yesterday dropped below the level for the first time since 20 July 2021. It’s currently changing hands for around $30,500 – down five per cent over the past 24 hours.
It’s a similar situation across the crypto markets.
The Ethereum price has performed slightly better, down approximately four per cent since this time yesterday morning to around $2,280. Can they hold, or is there further for the largest cryptocurrency to fall?
The price movement is reflected in the consumer sentiment. The Fear and Greed Index dropped sharply this week and is now at 10. We’ve not seen the sentiment drop lower than this since the ‘Covid crash’ of March 2020. An extremely fearful market has historically presented long-term buying opportunities and is often a time to pay attention and start buying rather than selling.
It’s also worth remembering, though, that the last time the Fear and Greed index touched 10 (January 8, bitcoin fell another 20 per cent before bottoming two weeks later. This clearly shows that extreme fear is not a certain buy signal, but it’s definitely worth paying attention to this sentiment change.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.391 trillion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, May 10 2022, at a price of $31,022.91. The daily high yesterday was $32,596.31 and the daily low was $29,944.80.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $594.77 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.757 trillion and Tesla is $828.84 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $57.492 billion. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.
The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 40.39%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 12, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 42.42. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 31.50. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.
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