#forecast 042 : Dips
Welcome to The Bitcoin Forecast #42.
Top level summary for 12th Dec 2021 (current price $50.5k):
Macro structure: HODLer buying has soften recently with this month’s price pull back, however long term holders remain in a region of peak accumulation. Structurally we are still in a bullish macro region. Despite bearish price action the underlying structure has no signs of a bear market.
Short term: HODLers have been buying the dip. Coins are moving off the exchanges. Coins held by HODLers have been rising, recovering from recent weakness. Our on-chain Supply Shock valuation model implies BTC is presently trading at a $6k+ discount.
Data from derivative exchanges is showing an uptick in demand, a bullish divergence has formed suggesting the bottom may be in.
BTC price action expectation: Price recovery from lows with further consolidation over the weeks of December.
Price action conviction: Medium.
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Macro: No evidence of a bear market
While price has pulled back from highs a month ago, the net flow of coins moving towards HODLers remains in the bullish region. The heatmap below show that it has softened since a month ago, but there has not yet been sufficient sell-off to warrant a deeper bearish phase. We watch this space closely.
Meanwhile we can see in the chart below, long term holders have been selling down and taking profits, but as a cohort they continue to be in a region of peak accumulation. Bear markets coincide when these holders have divested of their coins, despite the fear in the market, structurally we are not setup for a bear market.
Short term: Investors spotted buying the dip
We are now in a region of coins moving off exchanges, signifying significant spot demand.
Looking at the on-chain “Supply Shock” demand, the structure has been recovering from recent weakness.
Below is our heatmap visualisation of the same data. We are seeing HODLers buying the dip. It’s a moderate level of buying, while not necessarily short term bullish, it does provide strength to the market to stave off bearishness.
Using our Supply Shock valuation model which finds how the market priced BTC at prior times where on-chain demand was at similar levels we can see a valuation slightly below $60k. Bitcoin presently is trading at a discount to this valuation.
Shortest timeframe: Bottom may be in
My PDL Oscillator which looks at speculator demand on derivative exchanges has put in a bottom and finding strength, also forming a hidden bullish divergence. This suggests the bottom is in.
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