Week and Month in review: Bitcoin’s gains fail to lift altcoins

2 min read November 2, 2020
Richard Fetyko

Week and Month in review: Bitcoin's gains fail to lift altcoins

Last week and month were great for Bitcoin.  Altcoins? Not so much.

In October, Bitcoin benefited from:

  • News of corporations allocating portions of their cash to Bitcoin.  MicroStrategy and Square have picked up over $425 million and $50 million respectively.
  • Institutional investors favoring Bitcoin as an inflation hedge.  Hedge fund managers like billionaire Paul Tudor Jones have turned to Bitcoin to protect against inflation.
  • Mainstream adoption of Bitcoin as a payment and investment vehicle.  PayPal’s announcement to enable its 350M users to pay with and buy/sell four cryptocurrencies is a huge step forward for broad public adoption.



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Altcoins performed poorly in part due to continued fallout from DeFi bubble that peaked in August / early September.  While value locked in DeFi protocols is still growing, the prices of their coins have been declining.  Yearn.Finance (YFI) is a poster child for DeFi’s rise and bust, as the coin went from $0 (yes zero) in July to $40K on Sept 12 and back to $10K today.

Still, year-to-date (YTD) and month-to-date (MTD) performance for Bitcoin and most altcoins compare quite favorably to major stock market indexes:


Bitcoin (BTC) analysis. Following a break through $12K and $13K resistance zones, the next meaningful resistance level for Bitcoin can be derived from Fibonacci retracements theory, based on which, we’ve reached a 61.8% retracement from the 2017’s all-time high and this level also coincides with high from June 2019.  Also, we note that RSI is quite overbought, but if this resistance is taken out, then path to $16,300 is clear.





More assets (5:1) remain in a downtrend than uptrend, and that ratio got worse last week.

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