Sentiment is the driving force on all of these indicators changing direction. Since around the time the article included below was released we have seen large local spikes in buy . If it proves to be more than simply rumor, follow-through news can bring further positive sentiment to the table. People are looking for cryptocurrencies to deliver real-world value through implementation, so news like this naturally makes XLM stand out among its peers .
Spikes in buy before this article released tells me that either this wasn't the primary source, or insiders got in before it hit the feed - or both.
40-50 Banks Expected to Use Stellar