Official data confirms US recession with Bitcoin price falling to $19K Bitcoin ( BitcoinTC), wobbled in its narrow trading range on Sept. 29, Wall Street Open, as official data placed the United States economy into recession. BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView The U.S. meets the technical definition of recession Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, and tradingView show that BTC/USD hovered just above $19,000 as of the writing. The pair survived the gloomy statistics for the United States with the second quarter gross national product (GDP), growth of -0.6%. Despite protestations from the White House, this meant that the U.S. had met the standard criteria of recession, with two consecutive quarters without growth. “Everyone talks as though recessions should never happen,” financial commentary resource The Kobeissi Letter responded.
“A healthy economy will experience many recessions over the long-term. A bubble is one that does not experience a recession. This is a case of a bubble and recession. Fake markets are not real.
Analyzing the European situation, Robin Brooks (chief economist at IIF), warned about a “deep” economic recession. This was based on consumer confidence data. “With the second quarter GDP revision negative the White House stated that this isn’t the definition of recession,” popular Twitter account Unusual whales continued on the confusion about what constitutes a slump which started earlier in the year.
They advocate for NBER’s which is “a significant decline of economic activity spread across all sectors of the economy lasting longer than a few weeks.”
This event occurs after the Bank of England intervenes abruptly in the United Kingdom’s bond market. They then return to quantitative easing (QE), in a move that is reminiscent of the atmosphere during Bitcoin’s birth. $19,000 seems unstable However, the Bitcoin price action managed to avoid significant volatility even though the monthly close was just one day away. Similar: Bitcoin’s ‘great detox’ could cause a drop in the price to $12K. BTC/USD was trying to break $19,000 support at the time of writing. Although the -0.6% GDP result was better that the forecasted -0.9%, Material Indicators, an on-chain analytics resource, had little to celebrate. Material Indicators shared a screenshot from the Binance BTC/USD order books and warned that the market bottom was not in. Strong economic report indicates that FED tightening is not having much, if any, impact. Translation: More aggressive rate increases through Q4 and into 2023,” it predicted as part of the accompanying comments. BTC/USD order book data (Binance) chart. Source: Material Indicators/ Twitter These views and opinions are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Cointelegraph.com. You should do your research before making any investment or trading decision.

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Bitcoin reaches $41.7K as Ethereum closes $3K Bitcoin ( BitcoinTC), saw an upbeat action during the Wall Street trading session of March 18, in line with predictions that higher levels would be retested. BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Placed bets on $46,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, TradingView showed that BTC/USD rose $1650 from daily lows to almost matching the $41,700 high in March 16. This move buoyed traders who started to strengthen their short-term view that levels near the top Bitcoin’s 2022 trading range were being challenged. Pentoshi, a popular trader, said that such a result did not indicate that BTC/USD has ended its downtrend. “Macro headwinds are still too strong, but midterm I think we rally before any shot at new or prev lows. He stated that he leans towards the up and down imo late Q2 to followers on Twitter. Cold feet over micro conditions became a major concern this week, according to Cointelegraph. There were multiple predictions for a major drawdown in major assets, including BTC, this year. Matthew Hyland, an analyst, noted that support was increasingly being offered by the $40,000 resistance.
It appears that #Bitcoin used previous resistance ($40.3k), as new support in the last few days Lets see if continues to rally: pic.twitter.com/PkkVYZ1LCG Matthew Hyland (@MatthewHyland_). March 18, 2022
Crypto Ed had previously provided a near term forecast of $43,000 BTC/USD, before a potential new consolidation period and then an exit up or down. He showed them breaking out of the “bull flag” formation they had been in for several days in a later update. However, Ether ( ETH) was the more interesting focus of the day.
#BTC Patience is a virtue, but finally breaking out of that bull flag pic.twitter.com/tCH9kVt7W6 — Ed_NL (@Crypto_Ed_NL) March 18, 2022
Bitcoin was at $41,500 as of the writing. Volatility is still high. All aboard for the summer “altseason?” Altcoins: The top ten cryptocurrencies ranked by market capital saw varied movements in March 18. Similar: Bitcoin could experience a $37.5K weekend drop before a ‘bigger movement’ next week — report Avalanche ( AVAX), and ETH led the list. They each climbed over 5% within 24 hours. However, other tokens were generally flat. The ETH/USD traded at $3,000, up 15% in the last week. ETH/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView These moves rekindled talk about “altseason”, with many commentators calling for a new golden age for altcoins in coming months. Popular Twitter account BTCFuel suggested that the Summer could be a peak in prices.
2/ I will be using charts of #Bitcoin, #Ethereum, and the dominance #altcoins from the various past altseasons to determine when the next #altseason peak will occur. By aligning them “correctly” structure-wise, I found this provisional target zone when the peak should happen pic.twitter.com/8H1MyPONiF — BTCfuel (@BTCfuel) March 17, 2022

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