Bitcoin’s New December Low Opens Doors for Another 20% Lower

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), has once again come under heavy selling pressure and cannot find enough catalysts to break above the $17,000 resistance. A few hours ago, the price of BTC hit a new low for the month of December at $16,277.

However, it recovered from the decline and is currently trading at the $16,740 level. The stock market faced turbulence over the past weekend due to macroeconomic factors and other developments in the crypto space.


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Market analysts expect further declines in Bitcoin (BTC) price and the possibility of another 20% correction from here cannot be ruled out. Speaking to Bloomberg, Katie Stockton, founder of Fairlead Strategies LLC said:

“We expect a retest of November lows near $15,600 in the coming weeks” after a failed test of levels between $17,000 and $18,000. “We eventually expect Bitcoin to make a lower low, increasing risk for long-term support near $13,900.”

New lows for Bitcoin and Crypto?

The year 2022 has witnessed one of the biggest crypto winters in industry history. Bitcoin is down 75% and the majority of altcoins are down almost 90%. On the other hand, the Fed has made it clear that it will continue its rate hikes throughout the next year 2023.

If so, there is a strong chance of a correction in US stock markets next year. With crypto having a higher correlation with US stocks, we can also expect a further correction in the crypto market. In their latest report, blockchain analytics firm Nansen Research writes:

Given the Fed’s determination to hold tight longer, our key scenario for 2023 is a US recession and a sell-off in US equities. Crypto prices could see another (perhaps final) decline in this cycle before interest rates turn more favorable.

Additionally, crypto exchange Bitfinex explains a slowdown in trading activity this holiday season. “As we approach the end of the year, many companies and traders are taking a break, however, the slowdown in trading activity brings the risk of higher volatility, given the decline in trading volume. and liquidity,” he noted.

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and has a good flair for understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draws his attention to the new emerging markets of Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. He is continually in a learning process and motivates himself by sharing his acquired knowledge. In his spare time, he reads thrillers and occasionally explores his cooking skills.

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