Bitcoin and altcoins pop to the upside, but upcoming macro events could cap the rally

Bitcoin and altcoins pop to the upside, but upcoming macro events could cap the rally


The 13% gains in the six days leading to Sept. 12 brought the total crypto market capitalization closer to $1.1 trillion, but this was not enough to break the descending trend. As a result, the overall trend for the past 55 days has been bearish, with the latest support test on Sept. 7 at a $950 billion total market cap.

Total crypto market cap, USD. Source: TradingView

An improvement in traditional markets has accompanied the recent 13% crypto market rally. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index gained 6.2% since Sept. 6 and WTI oil prices rallied 7.8% since Sept. 7. This data reinforces the high correlation versus traditional assets and places the spotlight on the importance of closely monitoring macroeconomic conditions.

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The correlation metric ranges from a negative 1,

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