The Crypto Markets Continue Their Retreat

Alexander Kuptsikevich
Published: Jun 18, 2024, 08:36 GMT+00:00

Solana has lost over 20% in 12 days of active declines, and the selling is picking up.

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Bitcoin Hits $64.5K Amidst Prolonged Decline, Altcoins Like Solana Experience Steeper Losses

In 24 hours, its capitalisation fell 2.2% to $2.36 trillion. Bitcoin’s relatively moderate 1% decline contrasts with a much deeper dive in altcoins. Ethereum fell 3.3%, Solana plunged 7.8%, and Dogecoin dropped 9.2%.

The main momentum of the decline came in early Asian trading, and at the time of writing, the crypto market had moved away from extremes. Nevertheless, the latest momentum shows that the bears in crypto are in control. This is somewhat surprising given the impressive renewal of all-time highs by the Nasdaq and S&P500 indices.

Bitcoin was down to $64.5K this morning, its lowest since 15 May. It has been declining for the past twelve days. It’s also attempting to gain ground below the 50-day moving average and the 76.4% support level from the January-March rise.

However, the leading altcoins are suffering much larger losses due to shifting market sentiment. Solana has lost over 20% in 12 days of active declines, and the selling is picking up. At one point intraday on Tuesday, losses exceeded 11% but are down to 4.5% at the time of writing. The sell-off hunters came in buying on a touch of the 200-day average. The latest slip may turn the market to the upside for the coming days, as it did in April at roughly these same levels.

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by FxPro’s Senior Market Analyst Alex Kuptsikevich

About the Author

Alexander is engaged in the analysis of the currency market, the world economy, gold and oil for more than 10 years. He gives commentaries to leading socio-political and economic magazines, gives interviews for radio and television, and publishes his own researches.

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