• 26 May, 2024
Markets News

Whale Alert: Bitcoin Profit-Taking Surges Amidst Bull Run – What’s Next?

Recent data from CryptoQuant, an analytic firm, has signaled a surge in Whale Bitcoin exchange inflow, indicating a notable uptick in profit-taking activities amidst the ongoing 2024 Bitcoin bull run. This influx by whales, significant holders of Bitcoin, has grabbed attention as it constitutes a substantial portion of the overall exchange inflow. Such movements in the market often trigger cautious interpretations of the dynamics at play, acknowledging the occasional generation of false signals.

Crypto analyst Rekt Capital has raised concerns about a potential “Danger Zone” following Bitcoin’s recent halving event. Drawing parallels to historical trends from 2016, the analyst highlights the possibility of downside volatility around the Re-Accumulation Range Low.

With Bitcoin currently 6 days post-halving, attention is drawn to the looming possibility of a significant downward reversal within the next 15 days, termed the “Danger Zone.” This period of scrutiny aligns with historical patterns, suggesting a cautious approach among investors.

In addition to internal factors, external market dynamics have also played a role in shaping Bitcoin’s recent trajectory. A downturn in major US technology stocks, triggered by Meta Platforms Inc’s weaker-than-anticipated revenue forecast, exerted pressure on Bitcoin’s price movement. 

Traditionally, Bitcoin’s correlation with US technology stocks has been notable, as both sectors are often perceived as avenues for high-risk, high-return investments. However, the correlation had somewhat diminished earlier in the year, particularly with the introduction of spot exchange-traded funds in the US, which led to Bitcoin price outperformance.

Furthermore, amidst the uncertain macroeconomic landscape, Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have witnessed net outflows, signaling a decelerating trend in overall flows. Thursday’s GDP report falling short of expectations has left the Federal Reserve with limited options going forward, prompting investors to reassess expectations of rate cuts in 2024. This confluence of factors underscores the intricacies of Bitcoin’s price dynamics within the broader financial ecosystem.

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