If Bitcoin Leads The Market, That's Bullish (BTC.D)
As mentioned in my recent posts, I think sentiment has been running a little too hot in the altcoin market. TOTAL2 made a new all-time high monthly close. Comparatively, sentiment in the Bitcoin market has been quite subdued. This tells me that either 1) The market has already topped, or 2) Some alts will need to correct very hard on their ratios before their next leg up, while Bitcoin catches up on the monthly. I also believe the next big leg up is likely to be the last of this bull cycle. Perhaps we could see a more sustainable run for cryptocurrencies in the long term, but sentiment and the assignment of value within the space still seems very immature to me. Blockchains that are barely operational receive unnecessarily high valuations, simply because of hype and speculation. I suppose this will always happen in crypto to an extent....but we're also seeing some of this with meme stocks in traditional markets. There's irrational and greedy behavior everywhere. We're living in a surreal time. I believe cryptocurrencies will need to transcend speculative valuation in order to be operational as a decentralized financial system.
Anyway, for the market to make another leg up, I think Bitcoin will need to lead for a time, draining some of the sentiment in the altcoin market. I do think Dominance can eventually see a new low near the cycle peak, as outlined in my chart. In this case, we can see Dominance head back up to the high 40% or low 50% area, if only briefly. Ideally, this occurs as Bitcoin breaks ATH . This can still occur even with Bitcoin dropping back to the lows, so it's important to manage risk and expectations.
This area for Bitcoin is extremely choppy. Price is currently supported (barely) by the 50 day MA (red), and it is trying to manifest a golden cross, which occurs when the 50 crosses over the 200 day MA (teal). Just as with the death cross, the golden cross doesn't necessarily predict price action, but it is interesting nonetheless. It tells us that despite the death cross in June, price has bounced and stabilized enough for the cross to reverse.
TL/DR: I WANT to see Bitcoin lead. If Bitcoin continues sideways while alts continue to skyrocket, this will seem like a repeat of the distribution back in April/May. I'd rather see something like the period from August - > December 2017 (circled in yellow on the left).
This is not financial advice. This is meant for speculation and entertainment only.