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Crypto Weekly

THE QUESTION REMAINS – WEN[1] BOTTOM? Since the November highs, most of the downward pressure on crypto prices has been the product of macroeconomic headwinds. Inflation has yet to conclusively rollover, and the Fed appears intent on stifling demand to bring down the costs of...

Increasing Outlook: Sentiment & FY 2020 Forecast Support a “Non-Speculative” Bitcoin Price of $16,500 20

The UST Unwind and Its Implications

THE MAKINGS OF A QUASI-BANK RUN As if investors needed more reasons to be bearish, the market was thrown into a slight bout of chaos on Monday after a quasi-bank run on UST. Please refer to our prior work on the topic for further background information on UST’s functionality, Luna...

Wen Bottom?

FOMC RECAP This week, investors were provided with one of the bigger “head-fakes” in recent history. The May FOMC meeting took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, after which Jerome Powell announced a 50-bps rate increase to the target Fed Funds rate and plans to commence with the balance sheet runoff...

Crab Season

WEEKLY RECAP This week’s price action left much to be desired by those trading in either direction as most major cryptoassets continued to exhibit sideways price action. After briefly falling below $38k on Tuesday, $BTC found a bid and has since recovered, sitting around $40k at the time of writing....

Crypto Never Sleeps

WEEKLY RECAP Outside of a Sunday-night dip, cryptoassets have performed robustly, with bitcoin reclaiming the $40k level and ether reestablishing its perch above $3k. This week, crypto investors ventured further out on the risk curve as DeFi and Web3 sectors outperformed currencies. Interestingly, the privacy sector recorded another green weekly...

A Framework for Positioning Around Tightening Monetary Policy

WEEKLY RECAP It was yet another choppy, risk-off week for crypto, as investor concerns over inflation and the impending Fed response grew. Last week, we discussed how the March FOMC meeting minutes discussed an expeditious plan for rate hikes and a roadmap for quantitative tightening starting as early as May....

Fundamentals Lean Bullish as Quantitative Tightening Enters the Picture

Meeting minutes from the March FOMC meeting were released today. The Fed’s posture leaned decisively hawkish as they introduced the prospect of QT starting as early as May.Despite the resurgence of macro headwinds, the bullish trend upwards for realized cap continued this week, indicating renewed demand for bitcoin.We revisit our...

LFG

WEEKLY RECAP It was another week of green candles across the crypto ecosystem as bitcoin flirted with its 200-day moving average for the first time in several months. Like last week, the more speculative sectors outperformed the prior 7-days, with the once-beleaguered DeFi sector continuing to turn some heads. _Source:...

Project development continues as token demand remains muted

WEEKLY RECAP Cryptoassets performed strongly for the second consecutive week, as prices have seemingly become less responsive to negative headlines surrounding the war in Ukraine and the risk of excess hawkishness from the Fed. It was another “risk-on” week within crypto as smart contract platforms performed the best on a...

The Merge Approaches

WEEKLY RECAP For the first time since December 2018, the Fed announced a benchmark interest rate hike of 25 bps and signaled for six more hikes this year. It is apparent that the market had priced this in (discussed further below) and is content with the lack of increased hawkishness...

The Rollercoaster Ride Continues

WEEKLY RECAP The global crypto market continues to exhibit a range-bound choppiness, waxing and waning on the latest headlines. We saw $ETH and $BTC start the week above the $43k level after benefitting immensely from Russian sanctions and the narratives surrounding them. Since then, markets have retreated as commodity prices...