Fed Funds Rate Hiked to 2.5 percent; Stocks Crash; Bitcoin, Crypto Rally

December 21, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Fed Funds Rate has been hiked from 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent as of Dec. 19. The Fed Funds Rate is one of the most closely watched economic parameters since it determines the interest rate on interbank loans. When the Fed Funds Rate is lowered, it makes cash more easily available and can help… Read more

Fear is Food: Bitcoin (BTC), Stellar (XLM), DASH

December 20, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Bull markets need fear. In technical analysis, they say a rising market “climbs a wall of worry.” That implies the market can rise in the face of buyers who are too scared to jump in. In Bitcoin (BTC) and other coins, there is substantial evidence that buyers are afraid because short sellers and bears are… Read more

CME Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Squeeze: Shoe is on the Other Foot

December 20, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
At Crypto.IQ, we have written extensively on the negative impact of the CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures contract. Our work shows that open interest in this Bitcoin (BTC) futures contract is at an all time high. This likely means that there are massive shorts in the contract as miners and hedge funds have used this contract… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Macro Framework: The U.S. Dollar Has Topped, Buy Crypto

December 20, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
The U.S. Dollar has topped, and that is fueling the crypto rally. The dollar Index ETF (UUP) is turning lower after hitting a major resistance. There is a five wave top in place in the dollar and very negative stochastics divergences on the three-day chart. This divergence in stochastics implies that the Dollar could drop… Read more

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas: Give Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), EOS, Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

December 20, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Ethereum (ETH) has a chart with a really pleasant surprise: a confirmed double bottom. When support at $102 held, it confirmed that a double bottom is in place. Based on technical theory, ETH should travel the width of the previous range ($20) from the point of the breakout ($102). That gives you an upside price… Read more

2019 Bitcoin (BTC) Preview: Monkey See Monkey Do — $13,000 Next?

December 20, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
2019 Bitcoin (BTC) Preview: Monkey See Monkey Do — $13,000 Next? Bitcoin (BTC) has remained very stable (Figure 1) on the way up. It looks like a head and shoulders bottom is in place, and the next target could be $4,500. $3,800 is now support. The fact the equities decline had no impact on BTC… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Post Fed: Close Your Eyes and Buy?

December 19, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
The Federal Reserve decided to raise rates today. That is not a huge surprise. The Fed also reduced the number of rate hikes expected in 2019 by only one hike (from three to two). The stock market is not happy with this. This may result in more tax loss selling in stocks for the balance… Read more

Bitcoin Futures Open Interest: All-Time Low or All-Time High?

December 19, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Recent analysis from JPMorgan Chase shows that the bear market has had drastic impacts on the amount of institutional investor interest in crypto markets in the past few months. It appears the year of the continued bear market has driven many financial institutions from participating in the increasingly unprofitable crypto scene. Bloomberg has published a… Read more

Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), EOS, Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV): Good to Go

December 19, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Charts of big coins have turned positive. Ethereum (ETH) moved through resistance at $102. There may not be a dip until Ethereum (ETH) gets to $117 (Figure 1). Figure 1 Litecoin (LTC) is also moving in a positive direction after move above $31. There could be a head and shoulders bottom in place. That could… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC): Bottom is Confirmed Ahead of Fed Meeting

December 19, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Chartwork in Bitcoin (BTC) would suggest a bottom is in. There are several factors highlighted by our Crypto.IQ trading desk that suggest dips should be bought. In fact, it may be true that crypto traders should actually be cheering for negative news from the Fed decision. That could provide a dip and a buying opportunity.… Read more
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