Bitcoin Hints Bullish, But Why It’s Far From Fresh Rally

Bitcoin is still moving at a crab-like pace, moving between $45,000 and $55,000. As of press time, BTC’s price trades at $46,854 with 4.2% losses in the last day.

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In the 4-hour chart, BTC shows a downtrend. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview

As Bitcoin historically has seen increases at the close of each year, operators expect to make more in the near term. However, BTC’s price could remain rangebound for at least early 2022.

After December 3rdBitcoin fell to its lowest level and is now volatile. It could also be due to Bitcoin’s violent slide towards the downside.

Jarvis Labs data will be available in the weeks ahead suggest BTC’s price could regain some stability. They shared their forecasts and indicators for the future.

According to Jarvis Labs Wealth Multiplier, a metric used to measure the period when buyers choose to cash in their funds at a loss or profit has been recording higher lows as it diverges with BTC’s price suggesting appreciation. This could indicate that Bitcoin is experiencing less volatility.

Source: Jarvis Labs, via Twitter

This matches with Jarvis Labs’ Price versus Circulation Ratio indicators which suggest the BTC has been very active in the past months. If the bulls wish to regain momentum at the beginning 2021, the metric is currently at about 0.3. It needs to drop to around 0.2.

The Price versus Circulation ratio was at that point also rising from an above-0.3 level in Q4, 2020 and began to decline sharply towards the end. The result was a huge rally over the following months.

Also, the firm records an increase of its accumulation pattern indicators which suggests that retail investors are buying dips in the last 7 days. Also, this metric indicates that larger investors are being more active at the moment.

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The last crash utterly destroyed Open Interest in the derivatives sector. Jarvis Labs reports a substantial drop in the OI/Market Cap ratio of Bitcoin at Jarvis Labs, suggesting that there has been a decline in leverage positions.

Source: Jarvis Labs, via Twitter

In past months, the market was over-leverage and susceptible to liquidation cascades, when BTC’s price moved quickly to either direction. Because Bitcoin has less freedom to move into new territory, it is an obstacle to bullish momentum. Jarvis Labs stated:

The Open Interest/Market Cap will start rising when the price consolidates. This is likely bullish.

NewsBTC stated that this scenario seemed most likely given market conditions, low resistance at higher levels up to $53,000 and current market conditions. Jarvis Labs stated that many short-term investors realized profit at this price and must turn it into support to a convincing bounce.

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Jarvis Labs maintains that the funding rates of all exchanges (especially Binance) must become negative in order for a rally to get enough energy. The reason why Bitcoin might still experience some volatility in the near term is because of its potential for a red Christmas. This was added by the company:

BTC is currently below the 53k level for short-term holders. This price must be reclaimed soon. Chop market for now. Potential route for BTC is 49k ->42(44k) ->54k.

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