Will Bitcoin’s recovery continue? Investors should be cautious

Investors should be cautious during Bitcoin's recovery. Here's why. We analyze the crypto market's recent recovery from a technical view, a sentiment view, and from the news situation. We focus on the big picture and address long-term investors.

TechnicalS OF BITCOIN

Bitcoin is still a very good representative of the overall crypto market because its market capitalization is 65% of the overall market. Since 16 March 2002, the overall market capitalization of the crypto market has increased from $135 billion to $200 billion on 4 April 2020. Also the Bitcoin chart (below) indicates a recovery since the crypto market's crash in parallel to the stock market's crash due to the Corona crisis. Bitcoin's price increased from about $5000 to about $7000.

Bitcoin chart shows recent recovery
Bitcoin price chart. Source: Tradingview.com

Consequently the majority of technical indicators suggest a buy signal on the horizon of 1 day.

Bitcoin short-term recovery
Technical Indicators on a 1 day time horizon. Source Tradingview.com

But still, looking at a longer time horizon of one week, the majority of technical indicators still suggest to stay away of the crypto market.

Bitcoin long-term prediction
Technical Indicators on a 1 week time horizon. Source Tradingview.com

CRYPTO NEWS and Corona impact

While also stock markets recovered a bit, the economic meltdown due to the Corona Crisis is still dire and will be impacting the markets also in the future. One article, citing a large Bitcoin investor, notes that the current situation has not been seen before and that future waves of the economic shock are to be expected. Therefore, intermediate recoveries of the stock market might be followed by further drawdowns. In the light of this crisis, some are propagating Gold and Bitcoin. We believe our long-term sentiment driven Bull Market Compass to be able to tell when the big picture turn's bullish for Bitcoin and the crypto market.

LONG-TERM SENTIMENT remains neutral

The very long-term sentiment for Bitcoin has been neutral since beginning ab February 2020. And it still is neutral. Therefore, our Bull Market Compass is still out of the crypto market. Coming to a shorter term of about one week, the sentiment for the overall crypto market has been increasing from 19 March to 31 March 2020. But still, it is more negative than the long-term sentiment.

CONCLUSION

Short-term technical analysis and short-term sentiment support the recent recovery of Bitcoin. However, longer term technical indicators, long-term market sentiment and Corona-related news are (still) negative and suggest to be very cautious.