Bitcoin (BTC) is trading with a bullish bias, pulling north after a recent slump in the market fueled by disappointment about the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delaying decisions on the series of Bitcoin Sport Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) applications issued by institutional players like BlackRock, among others.
Bitcoin (BTC) profitable days show that in the long run, holding is usually a solid strategy. As indicated in the daily chart below for the BTC/USD pair, investors that bought BTC in the second half (Q2) of 2022 and during the first half (Q1) of 2023 remain in the profit, with the price treading above the equilibrium level of $23,978.
The aforementioned level coincides with the 50% Fibonacci Retracement level, with the market range measured from the range low of $15,562 to the range high of $32,394.
Anyone who bought BTC halfway through the bear market at around $25,199 will still be up or around break even.
With the equilibrium level acting as the break-even price at $23,978, and the Bitcoin price sustaining above $25,199, these long-term holders remain up on their buys.
BTC/USD 1-day chart
The MicroStrategy Saylor BTCUSD index corroborates this outlook. This indicator, which shows the price levels of MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin acquisitions based on their 8-K filings, total accumulated BTC, average USD price, and current gain, remains below the current Bitcoin price of $27,211 at $26,195 indicated in purple on the chart above.
A recent report on FXStreet explained and echoed by the behavior analytics platform for cryptocurrencies, Santiment, explained the tight grip that larger holders have on Bitcoin and their calm approach while smaller traders succumb to market changes.
BTC daily active addresses have shown impressive performance over the last five years, but the price action has failed to mirror this action.
BTC active addresses since 2018
The lack of parity between Bitcoin price action and daily active addresses indicates that while large holders have been accumulating, their actions have not impacted the price much. This suggests whales continue to buy in their discrete fashion over the counter (OTC) as opposed to directly on exchanges. Read the full story here.
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