Higher than expected CPI causes sharp sell-offs as inflationary pressure continues to spook the market.
Fed Failed to Contain Inflation
The US’s annual inflation rate rose to 8.6%, the highest rate since December 1981, causing a market-wide sell-off as high energy costs continue to accelerate the rate of inflation. The Federal Reserve (Fed), despite taking numerous measures, was unable to contain inflation.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped 2.9% and 3.5% respectively after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Friday. Bitcoin ($BTC) and the wider crypto market took a hit. Bitcoin is currently trading at $27,532.
Selling momentum remains strong as the broader market retreats from risk assets until the US’s monetary policy stabilizes.
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Many investors are swapping their investments for risk-off assets. Bitcoin and other crypto-assets are deemed volatile assets. The bearish sentiment in the crypto market will likely continue unless the following takes place:
The end of the Ukraine-Russia crisis
The US’s monetary policy stabilizes
A comprehensive crypto regulatory framework is introduced
Unless Bitcoin’s price pushes past the 200-day moving average, there is no reversal in sight. This bearish phase will likely continue for the next few months until the Fed manages to reign in inflation. Inflation is a real threat to the US economy and the sanction on Russia is causing a deepening energy crisis.
Coins to Watch
Optimism ($OP) – Optimism is one of the anticipated layer-2 solutions after Arbitrum.
$OP’s price tanked after its airdrop and the recent exploitation.
Optimism will tap into the liquidity of Ethereum’s ecosystem.
Ethereum ($ETH) – Ethereum’s recent sharp dip could be a result of investors taking a backseat as Ethereum heads into the Merge.
This is the perfect opportunity to implement a dollar-cost averaging (DCA) strategy.
Ethereum will continue to dominate the smart contract platform because of its first mover’s advantage.
Solana ($SOL) continues to dip, bringing this crypto asset into oversold territory.
$SOL will likely recover in the coming months as the sheer size of its ecosystem will drive the demand for its native coin.
Solana’s backers have remained steadfast with the layer-1 platform even after the recent outages.
Solana has one of the best risk/reward ratios for the top-10 crypto asset by market cap.
Navigating the Bear Market
Most market participants that did not cash out will likely see a significant drop in their portfolio size. There is no indication that the market uncertainties will end soon. Therefore, a few steps can be taken to mitigate risks.
Avoid leverage trading
Implement a dollar-cost averaging (DCA) strategy
Choose institution-backed projects with a sizeable market cap
Avoid low-capped altcoins
Choose projects with a healthy community engagement and a roadmap
Identify value builders in the ecosystem
Avoid putting all eggs in a single basket, diversify your portfolio.
There might be a further downside, but it would be impossible to catch the absolute bottom. Low capped altcoins that can give exponential gains should be a secondary priority. Risk management is the key to building a healthy portfolio.
Source : bsc.news
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