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Digital Assets Weekly: September 22nd

Sep 22, 2020 • 5 Min Read

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Market Analysis

This week, Bitcoin briefly traded above $11,000 before losing ground and ending the week down 1.9% at $10,455. Bitcoin has been exhibiting greater short-term correlation with the broader markets, which could be the primary reason for Bitcoin’s weakness in recent weeks. At time of writing, Bitcoin is currently trading at ~$10,500.

Notably, Bitcoin’s decline corresponds with the decline in the equities market. Despite recent weakness, Bitcoin remains the best performing asset class on a year-to-date basis by a wide margin.

The crypto majors continue to show correlation, and all of them declined this week. Amongst all the major crypto assets, Bitcoin’s decline was the most muted (-1.9%), whereas Litecoin had the largest decline (-11.4%).

Altcoins are often viewed as a leverage play on Bitcoin, magnifying the direction Bitcoin moves in. Continuing this week, all the FS Crypto FX indexes were negative with the FS 40 performing the worst (-14.4%) and the FS 10 performing the best (-4.3%).

Despite Ethereum’s negative performance this week, it is still up 166% YTD and is firmly the best performing crypto major. All the FS Crypto FX indexes are up more than 50% YTD.


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