Cryptocurrency Market Poised for $10 Trillion Surge, Spurred by Strategic Trading Approaches
Bloomberg analyst foresees massive growth in cryptocurrency market, advocates systematic strategies.
Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jamie Coutts has predicted a significant surge in the cryptocurrency market, with the total market capitalization potentially reaching $10 trillion. Coutts shared his insights on the microblogging platform X, formerly known as Twitter, stating that he expects the proliferation of systematic and factor-based strategies in the cryptocurrency asset class.
Those that believe that recent price action is down to the ETF news are delusional. By Q1 #Bitcoin was sending the clearest of signals that the very nature of asset allocation was changing.— Jamie Coutts CMT (@Jamie1Coutts) November 14, 2023
Its just that most weren't paying attention. https://t.co/0cR9NzvVY8
The cryptocurrency market, currently valued at $1.4 trillion, has seen a substantial increase from $800 billion at the start of the year. This growth comes after a bear market that saw Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency, drop from a high of $69,000 to around $16,000. Bitcoin is now trading at $36,500, with the market showing signs of recovery.
This recovery is partly due to the anticipation of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) being listed in the United States. Major financial institutions managing a collective $27 trillion in assets have begun venturing into the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, following the race to list such a fund. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, was the first to apply for a spot Bitcoin ETF on June 16, sparking a domino effect as other institutions followed suit. It’s important to note that the $27 trillion figure represents the total assets under management across these institutions, with only a small fraction expected to be invested in cryptocurrencies.
Coutts also mentioned that the recent price increases in the cryptocurrency market are not solely due to the hype surrounding a potential spot Bitcoin ETF. He believes that, in the first quarter of the year, Bitcoin was sending clear signals that the nature of asset allocation was changing. In the past week, Bitcoin whales have been realizing profits after redistributing around 60,000 BTC worth approximately $2.22 billion, following a 30-day rise of about 35% for the cryptocurrency.
The 2nd observation is that the spread between BTCs risk-adjusted return and global assets while narrowing since 2013, has reversed in the past 3Y (or the last BTC cycle).— Jamie Coutts CMT (@Jamie1Coutts) April 6, 2023
The inference is that something afoot is happening in global asset markets, and BTC is sniffing it out. pic.twitter.com/7Z35fAns7k
However, the price of BTC briefly fell below the $36,000 mark after the US Department of Labor reported that inflation pressures in the country eased last month. Core consumer prices, excluding food and energy, dropped to the lowest level in two years, casting doubt on the Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates soon. The overall consumer price index for October was 3.2%, significantly lower than the 3.7% recorded in September and below the market expectation of 3.3%. Core inflation, a more stable measure of price changes, slowed to 4.0%, the weakest since 2021. The S&P 500, the stock market’s benchmark index, rose significantly in response to these numbers.