It was a rocky long weekend for the Bitcoin price, with the market leader dropping below $39k for the first time in five weeks on Monday. It’s since recovered back above $40k, where it seems to have once again settled. But can it sustain the position and push forward?
Ether (ETH) briefly dipped below $3,000, reaching a low of $2,880 earlier in the day before recovering back above $3,000. The combined crypto market has lost almost $400 billion since early April, as most major cryptocurrencies feel the pinch.
Again, the price action closely mirrors US stock market futures, which fell ahead of Monday’s opening as investors prepare for incoming major first-quarter earnings reports and more interest rate discussion by Federal Reserve policy-makers.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.857 trillion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, April 18 2022, at a price of $40,826.21. The daily high yesterday was $40,986.32 and the daily low was $38,696.19.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $773.86 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.585 trillion and Tesla is $1.037 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $31 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 38.29%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 27, in Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 41.72. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 43.76. 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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