WTF is doing all the selling?

Discussion in 'Crypto Assets' started by chasinfla, Feb 23, 2022.

  1. And it does seem that ETH is dragging BTC around. Or maybe it's just me.
     
  2. Unless you've been living under a rock, the Nasdaq sell-off is causing a lot of margin calls.

    Everyone with some crypto needs to sell to cover before liquidation of their equities. Ironically, this also fuels margin calls on crypto as well.
     
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  3. This scenario seems to have about 3% chance of being likely but we'll see.
     
  4. Concinnity

    Concinnity


    Edit: nevermind you said ETH. Sorry
     
  5. RedSun

    RedSun

    But people are not selling gold to meet margin calls.....

    So BTC is never golden as true store of money.
     
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  6. zdreg

    zdreg

    Can you be more specific?
     
  7. I concede that it is theoretically possible that asset rotation is occurring as proposed, but I think it's absurd to postulate that the US equity markets would drive a liquidation in major cryptos.

    However, what I think is merely that. The contraction of credit could indeed spark the sort of value evaporation that's happening...but cryptos always seemed to be decoupled from those shenanigans - if not entirely, then largely.

    Who knows. Perhaps they are coupled by Blackrock and friends. If so, at least we know at some point their positions will be cleared out.
     
  8. S2007S

    S2007S

    Dow futures off 700!!
     
  9. Concinnity

    Concinnity


    Hmmm the correlation between ES/NQ and BTC has been pretty strong lately. Whether it's directly related or not can be debated, but the fact that they have been trading pretty closely together isn't really objectively debatable if both people are looking at Daily charts side by side when viewing them.
     
  10. Not compared to gold.
     
    #10     Feb 23, 2022