Bitcoin downtrend is due to U.S. macroeconomic pressure
Since the December 2021 crisis, many sell-off tendencies have been seen in bitcoin. The digital asset’s price has dropped significantly over the previous several months as a result of these sell-offs.
The strength of a sell-off may be gauged based on the time of day when a given region’s markets are open, of course. The issue this time around seems to be the economic pressure on the American market.
The year-to-date values have been pulled down by the harsh sell-offs over the last two months. There has been a significant amount of selling going place during daylight trade hours in the US, though. This can be seen by comparing the year-to-date values during US trading hours to the year-to-date values in Europe, which is clearly evident. The striking difference reveals the areas of the market most affected by the sell-offs.
Current values in U.S. trading hours have fallen into the negative for the year as a whole. At -32.55 percent, it is lagging behind its European equivalent by 16 percent for the year. For the previous two months, the majority of the sell-offs have been initiated by American investors. Even when compared to Asian trading hours, which have had a better year-to-date performance than the United States.
This is especially clear given bitcoin’s recent strong connection with the stock market. Not only do Americans use macro markets to gauge their bitcoin risk, but traders from across the world do it as well. Traders in other locations may be selling bitcoin during the U.S. trading hours because they use equities markets like the NASDAQ and S&P500 to gauge their risk appetite.
A pattern of large sell-offs when the U.S. markets open for trade has recently emerged. In the early morning hours when the European and Asian markets are open, the price of the digital asset tends to rebound. The downtrends, on the other hand, frequently become clear as soon as the U.S. markets open for the day.