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Technical Analysis for Bitcoin, Euro vs U.S. dollar, and Gold for 13th May 2021

The Daily Cryptomenon

This analysis was written at 9:00 am GMT +3, on 13.05.2021

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Many factors played a part in yesterday’s movements, especially with the better-than-expected CPI (Consumer Price Index) read in the US. This has prompted the USD to gain almost against all its counterparts. Bitcoin was also part of the squad this time, albeit for a different reason. Tesla has stopped accepting payments in BTC which prompted the massive sell-off in the instrument.

EURUSD and Gold were both heavily affected by the movement in the USD after the whole CPI read. Both fell severely breaking through their respective supports before coming to a halt, but the bearish pressure doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

With that said, let’s find out how the markets are doing on May 13th, 2021.


Bitcoin's Fall Lands on Tesla 

A while ago, Tesla, the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, had allowed it’s clients to pay in Bitcoin. This was a huge move for the cryptocurrency movement, that a well known company is paving the road forward for mass adoption. However, that quickly changed when Tesla announced that it will no longer accept payments in BTC. The reason behind the sudden 180 in stance? Environmental concerns, more specifically, environmental issues related to the high cost of mining and processing Bitcoin transactions.

There was only one way that the BTC market could have reacted, and that was with a sharp move downwards. Bitcoin fell significantly breaking through important supportive levels such as the $53,000 and $50,000. The low of the move, however, reached the $46,000 support before a bounce occurred. The data is showing that Bitcoin has lost more than 12% of its value in the last 24 hours, and is down almost 13% in the past seven days.



However, there was a saving grace from Elon Musk saying that Tesla won’t be selling any of its Bitcoin on its Balance sheet, as it intends to use those for transactions when mining transitions to sustainable energy. The technical part of all of this is quite clear, without even resorting to the RSI (Relative Strength Index) and MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence); the path of least resistance is obviously to the downside, however, if by a certain miracle the instrument does manage to rise above $53,000, the Bulls would still have a fighting chance.

Current Market Sentiment:Bearish


EURUSD Falls After US Inflation Read

The USD has continued to appreciate especially after the inflation read. This is keeping the EURUSD under bearish pressure as it trades below $1.2100. Concerns over rising inflationary pressures spooked the market participants as they rushed towards the greenback on its safe haven appeal. The US inflation data jumped in April to the highest level since September 2008, bolstering the narrative of the US central bank tightening its monetary policy sooner-than-expected.

The inflation read also helped the US Treasury yields jump towards the 1.70% mark, after the better-than-expected US CPI data. The mentioned economic indicator was expected to come in at 3.6% on a year-on-year basis, however, it came in at 4.2% which has triggered the entire USD demand boost pushing yields higher and the EURUSD lower. The EURUSD fell despite the growing economic optimism in the Eurozone, and especially after revision of the GDP forecasts for 2021 and 2022.


As for now, the rising inflation pressure across regions primarily supports the demand for the USD. Market participants turn their attention towards the releases of the US Producer Price Index (PPI), and Initial Jobless Claims to seek fresh trading impetus. From a technical point, the RSI is showing that the bullish momentum on the common currency is still not completely gone as the 40-level on the indicator remains intact. If a solid bounce happens from there, we can expect a move back above $1.2150.

 Current Market Sentiment:Bearish


Gold's Falls on US Inflation Data

Gold fell dramatically after the US inflation data, yet it managed to remain above the $1,810 support resistance and is currently being traded around $1,817 as the European session for Thursday kicks off. However, market sentiment is dwindling fast following the economic indicator better-than-expected result. Gold prices dropped the lowest level in 2 and half months the previous day, amid reflation fears while the latest weakness could be traced to the US 10-year Treasury yields.

The risk barometer, Treasury yields jumped the most in two months on Wednesday before traders reassessed fears emanating from the COVID-19 variants and geopolitics. The same puts a bid under the US dollar and weighs on gold. Given the fewer catalysts ahead of the North American session, the pick-up in the USD could last longer and may extend if Jobless Claims, as well as Producer Price Index (PPI), stay firm. As a result, gold prices may fall below the $1,800 hurdle.

 


It would seem that with the current economic structure in the US as well as the technical picture that Gold is painting, the only possible outcome is that the Bears will keep a hold on the reins for the time being. However, the $1,810 support level, which coincides with the 50-SMA on the 4-hour chart, gives some hope that the Bulls might be able to keep any bullish pressure alive. However, breaking below $1,800 would cement the current bearish stance which the yellow metal finds itself in.

Current Market Sentiment:Bearish


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