Bitcoin Bullish Bias Intact despite $950 Drop – Here’s Why
Bitcoin has dropped towards the $9,300 level for the first time in the last 30 days as investors continue to explore traditionally perceived safe-haven assets against global market risks.
The benchmark cryptocurrency plunged by $950 within a matter of a few hours. The move downhill coincided with the expiration of CME bitcoin futures contract, which typically sends the bitcoin prices lowers across the top spot exchanges. It also occurred at the time when bitcoin’s rival assets, including gold, traded near their record highs. Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff used the opportunity to portray bitcoin as a bad hedging asset.
Bitcoin has again failed the safe haven test. On Friday, as escalating trade tensions sent global stock markets plunging, investors sought refuge in monetary safe havens. The Japanese yen, Swiss franc, and especially gold all moved higher. Yet Bitcoin plunged by more than stocks!
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff)
“Since last Thursday Bitcoin has lost more value than any of the major stock market indexes, while gold and silver have gone up,” he tweeted.