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When It Comes to Peak Volatility, the VIX has Bitcoin Beat

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Hope you’re having a unbelievable day thus far. All the markets went up yesterday for a particular Valentines Day miracle.

The FOMO is again with a vengeance and although we’re nowhere close to the height FOMO ranges seen in November we will clearly see that the FUD is fading quick and markets are getting excited as soon as once more.

Bitcoin is trying prepared and prepared to bust by means of 10ok, presumably as we speak. If it does certainly handle to try this, we might by no means look again.

That mentioned, the same old disclaimers apply. These are tremendous high-risk property so any cryptocurrency shouldn’t take up greater than a small a part of your general portfolio.

Today’s Highlights

  • Inflation is Coming
  • Chikun Leading the Way
  • XRP on Western Union

Please observe: All information, figures & graphs are legitimate as of February 15th. All buying and selling carries threat. Only threat capital you possibly can afford to lose.

Traditional Markets

There are two kinds of FOMO on this world. Healthy and unhealthy.

I have to say that the FOMO within the inventory markets yesterday was greater than a bit regarding. The inflation numbers that each analyst and their brother had been so hyper-focused on got here out means above expectations displaying that inflation is coming to the United States at a fast tempo.

The preliminary response within the inventory markets was down as anticipated, however what occurred subsequent was a complete shock. Once the lows had been in, issues began rising as Wall Street moved in to purchase the dip.

Even extra complicated is the response from the US Dollar. The standard pondering is that increased inflation would trigger the Fed to hike charges sooner, which in flip would strengthen the Buck.

Just just like the shares, the preliminary response was as anticipated and the Dollar rose sharply on the announcement. However, only a few quick minutes later the Dollar began falling and continued to fall all the best way till this morning.

Here’s the USDJPY. The announcement is circled in yellow.

The solely response that actually made sense was within the bond market. Here we will see the yield on the US 10 Year surging on the market open and rising till the shut.

So now the query turns into… If the markets are skyrocketing after this big inflation information got here out, then what the heck actually brought on the sell-off during the last two weeks?

Chikun Leading the Cryptos

All the cryptos are firmly within the inexperienced as we speak however none fairly as a lot as Litecoin. The world’s first and most established bitcoin spinoff is up virtually 60% during the last 7 days, half of which occurred within the final 24 hours.

Here we will see a pleasant clear breakout in each the long run (blue) and quick time period (yellow) trendlines…

Though some are nonetheless speculating over the explanations for this huge rally, we will level to a few fundamental components.

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  1. A rip-off onerous fork known as Litecoin Cash appears to have duped some. The founding father of Litecoin himself has denounced this fork on Twitter however that won’t have stopped some from making an attempt to get in anyhow.

  1. A brand new service known as Litepay is planning to launch a product that may make it simpler for enterprise to simply accept the altcoin. Though this announcement is a bit outdated, it could nonetheless be spurring hypothesis.
  2. The FOMO is friggen again out there!

Crypto buyers have been sitting on their arms for weeks ready for a rally, in order quickly as they noticed one beginning they jumped on and and are at the moment driving it for all it’s value.

XRP Strikes Back

One extra neat announcement that’s including to crypto-enthusiasm as we speak is a brand new pilot by the worldwide fund switch powerhouse Western Union.

Whilst many new pilots introduced by Ripple Labs recently don’t use the XRP tokens, this one will.

That means each Moneygram and Western Union are actually testing out XRP to do their money settlements and forex transfers.

Imagine the chances. I’ll allow you to guys draw the strains on this chart however I’d prefer to see a moon in there someplace.

More Fun

Yesterday, my counterpart within the UK and I had a enjoyable hangout dwell on YouTube. You can catch the recording right here: https://youtu.be/d2N08RCB788

If you’d prefer to see extra of this kind of stuff or if you happen to’d prefer to take part in a single, let me know!!

Let’s have an superior day forward!

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Best regards,

Mati Greenspan

Senior Market Analyst

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