- Michael van de Poppe notes contradicting behavior between Bitcoin and altcoins.
- Altcoins are “bleeding”, while Bitcoin is consolidating around the highs.
- Michael advised followers to look out for opportunities after the FOMC meeting.
The renowned Bitcoin trader and founder of Eight Global, Michael van de Poppe, has tweeted about the current reactions seen among cryptocurrencies ahead of the FOMC meeting slated for tomorrow, March 22, 2023. Michael identified the reactions as irregular and chose to stay relatively calm in positions, as he told his Twitter followers.
Michael noted that altcoins are “bleeding”, a term popularly used to denote significant losses in the crypto market over short periods, while Bitcoin is still consolidating around the highs. He interpreted the scenario as “money rotating from altcoins towards Bitcoin”.
According to Michael, this is not the kind of development traders want to see. He believes FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) generated by the expected outcome of the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is behind the current volatility.
The past ten days have seen the cryptocurrency market rally significantly. Bitcoin and Ethereum, the top two cryptocurrencies, established new yearly highs during the recent rally. As widely expected, prices consolidated after the surge and ahead of crucial economic data.
Michael appears to be more concerned with how the consolidation has played out. Rather than a synchronized move, as seen during the uptrend, Bitcoin and the altcoins are behaving differently, emphasizing the unpredictability of the cryptocurrency market. However, he concluded his tweet by advising his followers not to panic, reassuring them that “obvious opportunities will arise”.
The Twitter account handler of the trading account management platform, TraderDAO, corroborated Michael’s interpretation of the current market situation. The respondent noted that FUD in the market could lead to volatility. However, he advised traders not to panic, even amid heightened anxiety.
The trade manager asked users to look out for the projected opportunities while remembering that every challenge presents an opportunity to learn and grow as a trader.