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Bitcoin Explodes 15% to $6,350, Price Decoupling From S&P 500

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Since our last market update, the Bitcoin price has continued higher, with the rate of growth exploding so far that the price of the cryptocurrency has gone vertical, briefly tapping $6,375 just minutes ago. At that price, BTC was up 15% on the day, easily outperforming the American stock market indices of the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones, which have posted slight gains (of 1% to 2%) on the day. $6,410 Is Key For Bitcoin Although bullish, Bitcoin has yet to make it past $6,410, a key level. As pointed out by cryptocurrency trader Smack, there is a confluence of resistance at that exact level: the top of the four-hour and six-hour Ichimoku Cloud, the exact bottom of the 2019 retracement on BitMEX, and the middle band of the volume profile, meaning that this level is one of BTC’s most important price points. If we break upwards, I have my eyes set on 6410 for a rejection. A LOT of confluence at that exact level. #BTC pic.twitter.com/1bYdemq6Dd — Smack (@SmackTrades) March 19, 2020 Bitcoin breaking this level may confirm that there’s more upside in store for this market, though it seeing a rejection at $6,400 may be indicative of further downside. Trend Is Getting Bullish The trend is getting bullish, though. Analyst Galaxy noted that a trend indicator that nailed the $6,400 bottom in December, then predicted a retracement when BTC was trading at $10,000, has just printed a buy signal for the first time since December. This would suggest a reversal is underway. Not to mention, there are many fundamental reasons to be bullish on Bitcoin. Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, shared a few: Bitcoin has started to decouple from traditional markets, proving that it may act as a safe haven in the ongoing crisis. 72% of Coinbase clients are buying BTC, per data from the company itself. The Bitcoin block reward halving is 50 days away. Billions of dollars may return “when levered longs return.” Central banks have printed trillions worth of dollars to stimulate the economy, setting the stage for inflation that may benefit cryptocurrency. HUGELY bullish dynamics for Bitcoin right now: – BTC flat during HISTORIC risk-off days in markets. – 72% on Coinbase buying. – The Halvening is 50 days away. – Billions in buys coming when levered longs return. – And if 1% of >$2T+ of stimulus finds its way to Bitcoin… — Hunter Horsley (@HHorsley) March 18, 2020 Featured Image from Shutterstock

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