Bitcoin has been suffering from a low volume for the last few days. This has been an indication of receding interest from retail investors. With volatility gone, speculators exit the market leading to a fall in daily trading volume. And in recent days, volatility has been at an all-time low.
At the time of writing this, Bitcoin has recorded a less than 2% change. This has been the case since the start of the week. Bitcoin is exchanging for around $9,884 which is viewed bullish as it’s just under its $9,900 resistance.
Imminent Huge Move
Investors have been expecting the digital asset to make another run at the resistance but the hesitation and drop in the volume are beginning to suggest a lower position is inbound before any upward action.
Although the direction of the next move is unclear, what is certain to traders looking at previous patterns is that a huge move is imminent. Historically, such a drop in volatility and trading in a tight range as seen this week is followed by a monumental move. Simply put, this could be the calm before the storm.
Top analyst Larry Cermak has been noting that Bitcoin is looking to go up with low volume, suggesting the move could be driven by derivatives.
This will bring back some price action and attract back retail investors. As is common with these traders, if the move is higher, they will look to buy and boost prices. If downward, those who already bought in could sell and drive prices even lower.
As we recently reported, there are a number of positive developments in Bitcoin, starting with technical ones such as rising hash rate to fundamentals such as the U.S recession and world economic slump. In response, Bitcoin is poised for gains and as several analysts have pointed out, the next bullish wave could be the largest one yet.
For now, investors can only cling on and await the next move which could possibly take place right before the end of the week, based on market insights.
Altcoins On Gloomy Path
Altcoins have also lagged. After looking like they would break away from Bitcoin led by top coins like Ethereum, they are now back in its shadow.
Most, including XRP, look poised to retest higher highs since they are trading just below resistance. But it is clear that investors are watching Bitcoin and waiting for a clear price trend before making the next move.