Bitcoin Drivers and Reassessing Market Trends

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Reassessing Markets Trends and Possible Bitcoin Drivers

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist
Erik Norland, Senior Economist
CME Group

Market Trends That Might Persist or Fade

  • Some countries prepare for an evolving reopening of their economies.
  • Markets that surged are taking a pause, while equities are more volatile.
  • Investors reassessing market trends, could lead to increased volatility.
  • Risk management could be central to maintaining investment portfolios.
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Three Factors That Might Influence Bitcoin

  • Bitcoin’s bear markets tend to coincide with rise in cost per transaction.
  • Cost per transaction surged 10-fold before this year’s decline in prices.
  • Daily volume of transactions also seem to correlate with price swings.
  • Difficulty in mining bitcoin has risen from 10 calculations to 2.5 trillion.
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