Bitcoin [BTC] Drops Violently on CME Expiry for March, BitMEX Traders Remain Bearish – Coingape


Bitcoin [BTC] drops by 9.1% as it breaks below critical support from the $6400-$6800 range. BTC price at 3: 30 hours UTC on 28th March 2020 is $6180.

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Co-incidentally, the drop occurred in the hour following CME closing around 17: 00 hours CT time. The 1-hour chart on Coinbase shows how the price dropped by $300 (4.5%) just after expiration of monthly closing for March.

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BTC/USD 1-Hour Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)

The futures market was largely in backwardation (lower prices into the future) since the drop on March 13. Presently, the prices are beginning to reach parity with the future months; the closing yesterday suggests neutral sentiments.

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Bitcoin Futures CME Price on Friday Closing

The CME contract expiry on 27th March yields negative prices suggesting that the traders likely closed short positions causing a sell-off.

Bearish Sentiments

The lower-time frames are particularly bearish, as uncertainty continues to linger on the overall markets. Tyler Jenk’s Lucid SAR indicator along with the break-out from the ascending triangle sounds alarm for further bearish moves. Prominent derivatives’ and crypto traders, XC, tweeted,

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Multiple day range breakout here, if you’re bullish on $BTC you should be praying for a quick V back above the mid 65 lows. If not MS (Market Structure) is clearly flipped bearish on the LTF (Lower Time Frame) charts

Moreover, the resistance from the Lucid SAR is at $696x.

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BTC/USD 4-Hour Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)

Moreover, the funding rate on BitMEX is plummeting towards the short-side, which creates an opportunity for whales to play long.

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BitMEX Funding Rate Indicator (TradingView)

As reported yesterday on CoinGape, the markets are seeing a shift of dominance from the derivatives exchanges to stop markets. This liquidity indicator on Coinbase, suggests that the buy and sell side seems to be balancing contrary to the times before the fall.

Do you think that the price will hold support above $6000 or will bears push it to swing lows? Please share your views with us. 

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