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This Bitcoin factor could determine the real value of your portfolio

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Bitcoin [BTC] could experience extremely high volatility if the indications from the derivatives market are anything to go by.

As revealed by CryptoQuant analyst MAC_D, the BTC leverage ratio was at its peak. The analyst also added that the increasing open interest was another signal that high volatility was forthcoming.

Expect a visitation

Apart from the derivatives indications, MAC_D also pointed to the happening in the exchange reserves. According to the analyst, decreasing reserves would reduce the selling pressure. This may, however, not be surprising considering the exchange reserves signs have been there for a while.

Additionally, if the reserves continue to decrease, the BTC price could increase. While MAC_D predicted a break out from $20,000, the four-hour chart had other ideas.

Source: CryptoQuant

Here’s AMBCrypto’s Price Prediction for BTC for 2023-24

Based on the Bollinger Bands (BB) signs, BTC’s volatility may not be as high as predicted. Despite increasing since 5 October, the BB seemed to be reversing to low levels at press time. 

However, the discussion about a possible break out above $20,000 had a few solid grounds. This was because BTC had been showing signs since holding the $18,975 support on 3 October.

Interestingly, the support had gone as high as $20,131 on 5 October before eventually losing the grasp. In addition, BTC was somewhat developing a bullish flag pattern; if completed, it could serve as the game changer for a breakout.

Source: TradingView

It could go either way

In another update, CryptoQuant itself agreed that the leverage ratio was high. However, the analytic platform claimed that the hesitation around the funding rates may not have provided a clear direction for BTC.

A look at Coinglass data showed no certainty for a positive or negative BTC funding rate. Because of this current condition, BTC long traders may pay for shorts and vice versa.

On the flip side, the exchange inflow had subdued its impressive growth. While it was at 36,531.78, Glassnode revealed that the exchange inflow volume decreased to 22,172 at press time.

With this reduction, it was likely that retail investors were not expecting a substantial profit soon. As such, these challenges could affect the short-term chances of a price uptick.

Source: Glassnode

However, BTC seemed to be inching closer to $20,000 at the time of this writing. Although it shredded 1.68% in the last 24 hours, the slight decrease did not take it far away from the aforementioned price.

Still, a concern for investors could be the declining 24-hour volume which was 17.71% down to $29.89 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Nevertheless, the chances of BTC rising or decreasing were almost at the same gauge as per the current indications.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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