In what has been a highly eventful week, today Bitcoin has struggled to maintain the $40k level.
The bid pressure from Biden’s Executive Order appears to be outweighed by the European Central Bank’s contractionary monetary policy announcements and the continued escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
BTC and WAVES Technical Analysis
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🌊 BTC Causing Waves?
Key support: $45k
Key Resistance: $36k. If/when $36k breaks we expect continuation down to $30k.
BTC has been extremely difficult for the inexperienced trader. Volume and trading activity are going down, volatility is going up and we’re in a downtrend. This is commonly memed as the PVP market. It’s a battlefield so take care, the more experienced range traders and intraday scalpers thrive here.
One last note, the $40,000 psychological level has lost a lot of power. When key levels like this break numerous times in quick succession the market numbs to them.
This WAVES pump reminds us of the 2018/2019 markets. Our style was aggressive intraday scalping on lower time frames back then, though these days we’ve transitioned to longer term trades.
It made us a lot of money back then so we’ll share some tips.
High level hypothesis was as follows:
Coins that generate a lot of hype and attention when the market is turning down seldom retrace the entire move in one go.
They retrace slowly with big bounces from those who missed the boat FOMO’ing in, and that’s precisely where you can build an edge.
Take advantage of the greed of others without giving into your own.
Look for a system that catches moves at high probability points and sells quickly.
On the chart above we’d look for a bounce on the 0.382 ($22) level and/or the 0.618 ($16.5) level. This strategy works best in more bearish markets and involves exiting the position at the first sign of resistance which tends to be the fib level directly above.
🆘 I’m Still Here!
Polygon (MATIC) is a layer 2 blockchain offering scaling and infrastructure solutions to Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) dApps.
Last month, Polygon raised $450 million in a funding round involving big-name investors, including Sequoia Capital.
DappRadar shows that on March 10th, the network addresses on Polygon which interacted with decentralized applications (dApps) grew by 5% relative to the previous month.
To date, Polygon has reserved over $1 billion to develop DeFi applications requiring sensitive information redaction.
Matic’s TVL has, however, drop below $4 billion; a far cry from it’s all-time high at $10.53 billion in June of last year.
One of the most likely culprits behind Polygon’s waning prices is an increase in the population of proof of stake layer 1 networks. When activity on the Ethereum network slows, the effects scale to layer 2 Ethereum solution projects.
🙅♂️ DOL Says No to Crypto
The DOL says they have seen a rise in firms marketing crypto investments for 401K plans. Due to the increase, the Employee Benefits Security Administration will conduct this investigative program.
Defined contribution plans usually offer a menu of investment options, such as individual stocks, ETFs, bonds, and/or annuities. Crypto is increasingly being added to these menus and the DOL is not only cautioning investors and plan participants but managers of such funds as well.
The notice warns that the promise of outsized returns may cloud investor judgment & attract inexpert investors, reminding managers that they have a fiduciary responsibility that will not be passed on to plan participants.
Due to the early stage of the digital asset space, the DOL is concerned about the volatility and speculative nature of crypto. Custody of digital assets is another area of concern, as well as valuation. Finally, they reference the evolving regulatory framework as another reason to refrain from offering crypto as an option in these plans.
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