12 Nov 2021 | ZebPay Trade-Desk
The markets over the past two weeks have been largely in the green, seeing most major assets achieving new ATHs. Volumes across the board have been impressive, and inflows continue to remain good. The overall picture is fairly optimistic, and the bullish stance continues to prevail. Having said that, a slight correction does seem to have set in over the past day or two, but even that hasn’t slowed things down. The macroeconomic landscape seems to look good too, which has also been favouring the growth of the sector as the industry is approaching the $3T capitalization mark.
Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis and Chart:
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading around $64,900 reflecting a gain of about 0.5% approximately over the period of 24-hours.
Markets seem to be witnessing a correction this morning, as their overall crypto space is currently valued at $2.75T vs $2.9T when BTC hit a new ATH of $69k. The asset is up 6% over the past week and is witnessing strong inflows and volumes at current levels which is a strong fundamental sign. November appears to have done a good job picking up the bull run-torch from October. BTC dominance is up to 43.5%, and the asset has a market capitalization of $1.23T at the time of writing. However, since then traders began to book profits, causing more than a -$7,000 drop amongst the sell-off, which led to BTC prices falling below $63K, and currently trades around the $65k mark.
BITCOIN after consolidating gave a breakout on the upside and made the new all-time high of $69,000. However, the asset was not able to breach the psychological level of $70k and witnessed some profit booking. Technically, on the daily time frame, BTC is making ‘Spinning Top’ and ‘DOJI’ candles with declining volumes which indicates indecision. To further rally the asset needs to trade and close above the $70k mark whereas $60,000 will act as a crucial support level for the asset.
Ethereum (ETH) Technical Analysis and Chart:
At the time of writing, Ether is trading around $4,765 reflecting a gain of about 3% approximately over the period of 24-hours.
After the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a sharp 6.2% annual rise in its CPI, the highest in 30 years, both BTC, and ETH saw a rally set in and hit ATH’s of $69,000 and $4,868 respectively. BTC and ETH are similar as to what we see in Gold prices, which lept 4.7%. This should be unsurprising as higher-than-expected inflation triggers a knee-jerk reaction to accumulate scarce assets. Much of the appreciation that ETH has seen from the July lows can be credited to Defi projects accumulating more total value locked (TVL) and to the disinflationary mechanism introduced in EIP-1559. The asset currently has a dominance of 19.5%, with a market capitalization of $567bn. Despite the significant rally, the asset continues to witness good inflows, and volumes have also held up.
ETH has been trading in an uptrend and this week the prices touched the new all-time high of $4,864.9. However, the asset witnessed some profit booking at the higher levels. Technically, ETH has made a ‘Spinning TOP’ candle at its peak which indicates indecisiveness on the part of bulls to continue its juggernaut for the moment. This indecision can signal more sideways movement or a possible reversal. To further rally the asset must break or close above the recent high of $4,864.
Basic Attention Token (BAT)Technical Analysis and Chart
At the time of writing, BAT is trading around $1.146 reflecting a gain of about 5.5% approximately over the period of 24-hours.
Basic Attention Token, or BAT, powers a new blockchain-based digital advertising platform, Brave Browser. It has been designed to fairly reward users for their attention while providing advertisers with a better return on their ad spend. Following Monday’s announcement that the Brave browser will integrate itself with Solana, the native token BAT surged more than 25%. Since then the asset has seen a correction and trades at $1.1 levels. Together the teams will bring wallet features for the Solana blockchain into Brave’s Web2 desktop and mobile browsers.
BAT after consolidating between $0.6 to $0.75 gave a massive breakout and made the high of $1.146. The asset faced stiff resistance around $1.5 and corrected 34% from its recent high and again started consolidating. BAT gave a breakout above the range but was unable to breach the resistance 0f $1.15 on the second attempt and witnessed profit booking at higher levels. Currently, the asset is trying to take support at the crucial level of $1, if it holds and sustains above the support then the bulls may resume the up move. Hence, to further rally BAT needs to trade and close above $1.5.
USDT-INR Technical Analysis and Chart:
At the time of writing, USDT-INR is trading around $80.02 reflecting a loss of about 0.2% approximately over the period of 24-hours.
The pair is operating with a ~9% premium, compared to its traditional counterpart. This is higher than what the Indian market traditionally witnesses. Crypto markets have been in the green most of this week. This is probably the reason why we have seen USDT/INR pair premiums at these levels. At the start of the rally, the demand for USDT is much higher as traders want to participate in the uptrend, traders and investors buy-in, demand for the assets rise, and hence the premiums. Upon a correction, we anticipate the trend to reverse, and might see premiums fall.
USDT-INR after taking multiple support at 78.5 rose to 81.5. However, the pair is struggling to sustain above 81 as a longer upper shadow indicates selling at higher levels. A break below 78.5 may lead the prices to slide further down.
The overall sentiment in the crypto space remains positive, but at the same time, investors remain cautious. We expect USDT/INR to be range-bound, most likely between $80.5 and $78.5 However, given the volatility of crypto markets, over the past few weeks, we remain cautious on what might be next for the pair.
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