XRP is considered as one of the most valuable assets in the crypto-verse in terms of scalability and transaction speeds. It stood third on the list of the world’s top cryptocurrencies, with a market cap of $15.97 billion. The 24-hour trading volume of XRP was $3.91 billion, with XRP being priced at $0.37, at press time.
On the other hand, Stellar Lumens’ market cap was $2.38 billion. The 24-hour trading volume of the token was $6.29 million and it was priced at $0.124. It stood ninth in the top-10 cryptocurrency list.
The one-day chart pictured two uptrends. The first uptrend was from $0.328 to $0.370and the second uptrend extended from $0.309 to $0.454. The resistance point stood at $0.455 and the support lines stood at $0.290 and $0.316.
The Bollinger Bands indicated high volatility rate in the market.
The Awesome Oscillator was showing a bullish buying opportunity as the short-term momentum was greater than the long-term momentum.
The Chaikin Money Flow indicator line was above the zero-line, indicating that the flow of capital into the XRP market was greater than the capital flowing out of it.
The one-day XLM chart showed a downtrend from $0.209 to $0.141. There were three resistance lines which stood at $0.205, $0.169 and $0.142. The graph also showed three support lines at $0.116, $0.087 and $0.075.
The Bollinger Bands were diverging and depicted high volatility in the XLM market.
The Awesome Oscillator indicated that the closing bar was green and pointed towards a bullish buying opportunity. Also, the short-term momentum was exceeding the long-term momentum.
Chaikin Money Flow indicator was above the zero-line, indicating that the flow of money into the XLM market was greater than the money flowing out of it. However, the CMF was falling.
XRP continued to trade positively, while XLM seemed to be losing its bullish momentum.
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Wall Street is on the losing side of Bitcoin’s impressive price rally
Wall Street, complete in their tailored suits, suede shoes, and leather briefcases, have once again placed their bets against Bitcoin.
Despite the fact that the collective cryptocurrency market broke the $350 billion mark, with Bitcoin alone accounting for 62 percent of the same and trading at $2,000 over its price at the beginning of the week, hedge funds were not impressed.
The Wall Street Journal citing data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reported that crypto-vested managers were holding 14 percent short positions more than long ones on the now, primary avenue for BTC Futures contracts, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange [CME].
A key point to remember here is that CME contracts are cash-settled and hence, no Bitcoins are actually being transferred, with the traders simply placing bets on the cash-equivalent price of Bitcoin.
Well-suited hedge fund owners however weren’t alone, with other stakeholders excluding the small scale crypto-investors holding a 3x on short positions, indicating a further pessimistic sentiment.
Smaller investors were however, long on the BTC market, with the CFTC report stating that investors holding 25 BTC or less were holding four times the long positions as their more exuberant counterparts. It should be noted that the CFTC report was prepared as the price of Bitcoin was still in the $9,000 range, prior to the five-figure surge.
BitMEX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange offering derivatives trading services, saw over $64.38 million in shorts liquidated when Bitcoin broke $10,000. The same was replicated when the price shot past $12,000.
Short positions indicate not just a sheepish position, but rather an investors’ contractual affirmation that the price of an asset will more likely fall than rise. Long positions on the other hand, indicate a pessimistic point of view. Hence, based on Wall Street’s trading activity, institutions are not buoyant about the cryptocurrency market.
In what could be a reverse-catalyst for the digital assets industry, Bitcoin decided to use this negativity as fuel to breach $11,000 earlier this week. Not done with the Wall Street bears just yet, BTC pumped yet again on June 26, with the price breaking the $12,000 ceiling with a further climb to $13,000 looking likely.
Who said Coin Street doesn’t go past the Wall Street express lane?
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