Bitcoin Tops and Bottoms Before the S&P500

BNC:BLX   BraveNewCoin Liquid Index for Bitcoin
Is Bitcoin a good barometer for the broader market? The chart laid out above suggests this is a possibility - and indeed, it would make a lot of sense, considering how risk tends to peak prior to tactical and cyclical corrections in the stock market, and Bitcoin is broadly considered to be a risk asset.

Note how the 2017 macro top in BTC foretold a top in the S&P just 5 weeks later, and in 2018 BTC bottomed just a few weeks before the S&P . Yet again, this relationship held during the 2020 COVID crash with BTC finding a bottom just two weeks before the S&P . Is the recent top formation in Bitcoin signaling potential weakness in the S&P500 that is yet to come?

With breadth deteriorating across major indices, the almighty dollar ( DXY ) finding support and shaping up for a potential double bottom , and the least amount of bears on the AAII survey since Feb 2018, it's possible that the S&P is in for a deeper pullback, one that is well-deserved after such an incredible run from the COVID crash lows. One thing I'm looking for to see confirmation of a tactical top in the broader stock market is the Financials Sector ( XLF ). If we can't hold above that former major resistance, then we are likely in for a messy S&P over the summer. Remember, assets can correct in both price and time. We may just be in for some more sideways rather than an outright move down. If the S&P does begin to correct, it is safe to assume that Bitcoin may once again find a constructive bottom a few weeks before the S&P .

I'll be on the lookout for all of the above and will keep this post updated. Till then, happy trading!

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