Earlier this week, Lily Katz at Bloomberg reported that the GTI VERA Convergence Divergence Indicator suggests the Bitcoin downtrend is over. Consultants have echoed the same sentiment, anticipating the bear market of the dominant cryptocurrency to return to an finish in the upcoming months.
In response to Katz, the GTI VERA Convergence Divergence, which analyzes development reversals and exhaustion with the conventional Transferring Common Convergence Divergence (MACD) has traditionally been an correct indicator or long-term development reversal.
As an illustration, earlier this 12 months, when the GTI VERA Convergence Divergence signalled a development reversal, the worth of Bitcoin surged 39 p.c the very subsequent month.
Consultants and Major Investors Believe the Bear Market is Coming to an Finish
In an interview with NewsBTC, Yoni Assia, the CEO at main multi-asset buying and selling platform eToro that has greater than eight million customers, mentioned that the correction of Bitcoin in 2018 was wholesome for the long-term development of the crypto market.
Extra importantly, as Mati Greenspan mentioned, a senior market analyst at eToro, the demand for Bitcoin at giant cryptocurrency exchanges and buying and selling platforms has not declined all through the bear market.
Assia shared the sentiment of Greenspan, stating:
“Regardless of these changes, nevertheless, we’ve not seen a big dip in demand for digital property. As the market matures, extra traders are increasing their portfolios to incorporate cryptos, whereas new traders are opening portfolios to commerce crypto property. We don’t anticipate this demand to decelerate any time quickly, as extra folks acknowledge the potential of crypto property.”
On CNBC Crypto Dealer, throughout an interview with Ran Neuner, ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees additionally shared his optimism in direction of the development of the cryptocurrency market, noting that whereas the bear market of Bitcoin might proceed in the short-term, the cheaper price vary presents an honest alternative for newcomers to purchase into the market.
As a result of the sheer scale of the drop in the worth of main cryptocurrencies, it could require just a few months of stability and volatility in the $6,000 to $9,000 area earlier than initiating a big rally on the upside. However, most analysts and traders typically agree that the bear market is step by step coming to an finish, with demand rising from traders in the broader monetary market.
“I don’t anticipate it (bear market) to finish quickly, though I do assume that the fee of collapse has slowed significantly. Usually in these bubbles, after you undergo a number of months of a downtrend you hand around in a spread for some time… However I feel we’re accomplished with a majority of the collapse,” Voorhees mentioned.
Exchanges Performing Nicely
Earlier this month, NewsBTC reported that regardless of the bear market, cryptocurrency exchanges have been demonstrating giant volumes and excessive revenue margins, luring in firms in Wall Avenue and the conventional finance sector into the cryptocurrency market.
UPbit, South Korea’s greatest cryptocurrency alternate, which suffered the most in the 80 p.c correction of 2018 on account of the 30 to 40 p.c “Kimchi Premium” in the cryptocurrency market of South Korea, has recorded a revenue of $100 million in the third quarter of 2018.
With stable volumes of cryptocurrency exchanges and demand for digital property nonetheless in tact, a restoration by the finish of 2018 is changing into extra doubtless.