Analyst Predicts Bitcoin (BTC) Above $50K Based on Gold Correlation

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TechDev’s self-titled graph analyst, famous for his analysis on twitterpublished its most recent prediction: the gold can pull the Bitcoin (BTC) for prices above US$ 50 thousand if the correlation with the commodity continues.

Gold has been appreciating since the beginning of the year, and it surpasses the Nasdaq in correlation with the price of Bitcoin. The price movement of both is really quite similar.

The analyst’s followers are divided. Some say it makes sense since cryptocurrency is seen as digital gold. However, others call the graphist insane, and show that the correlation was once stronger between the two.

Bitcoin’s correlation with Nasdaq is 0.73 – on a scale of -1 to 1 – while gold’s is at 0.81.

The year 2022 was marked by the intense correlation of Bitcoin with the nasdaqthe technology index of U.Sand precisely the decorrelation with gold.

Gold analyst criticizes comparison

The correlation makes gold analysts uneasy, as the vast majority are critical of bitcoin. Peter Schiff, defender of the precious metal, and known for criticizing the cryptocurrencycomments that the correlation of both is for different reasons.

“Both gold and Bitcoin are bullish in 2023, but they are rising for opposite reasons. Gold is rising as a hedge against inflation and a weaker dollar, while Bitcoin is rising with other high-risk assets as speculators bet a Fed pivot will cause a rebound in 2022’s biggest losers.

Source: Moneytimes

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