Bitcoin has broken a new five-month high on Friday after breaking above $60,000. The digital asset had begun its ascent weeks prior at the beginning of October, a historically bullish month for cryptocurrencies. This rally has been mostly driven by rumors that the SEC is set to approve the first Bitcoin ETF in the United States.
With news like this circulating in the market, traders have ramped up their activities in the market. The rumors have triggered massive buying activities in the market and this has led to the price rally we are currently witnessing in the market.
Bitcoin has long been expected to break this price point but has encountered multiple roadblocks that have beaten the price back down. A significant point was the $52K market which the digital asset had broken back at the beginning of September. Expectations were that the asset would ride the wave up to $60K. However, a market crash had dragged the price back down towards the $40K price range.
Buy The Rumor, Sell The News?
Investors have been buying the rumor leading up to the SEC’s ETF decision. This has contributed greatly to the current rally. Order books are filled to the brim as investors, old and new, put more money into the market.
BTC’s recent price gains have however raised questions with regards to the current market dynamics. Some have put forward that the market is responding to people buying the rumor. But that when the news of a bitcoin ETF approval arrives, investors who have been hoarding through the past couple of weeks will dump their bags as they sell the news.
Concerns have been raised over this and investors are wary of the market dynamics. Nevertheless, others have said that this is only the beginning of the rally. If the market indicators are anything to go by, then the market will likely be riding out this bull to the first quarter of 2022.
Bitcoin Price Movements
Bitcoin has now touched above $60,000 for the second time on Friday. It had previously hit the price point but dip shortly after to the high $59K. The price had subsequently recovered above $60K, peaking at $60,351, according to TradingView.
BTC is making great strides in recovery and has once again surpassed expectations for it. The market was expected to slide into a prolonged bear market but the asset has shaken off the bears. At this point, bitcoin is less than 10% away from a new all-time high.
At the time of writing, BTC is trading a little below $60K at $59,919, with a total market cap of $1.129 trillion. The crypto market cap has not been left out of this recovery as the total market cap now sits at $2.45 trillion.