Bitcoin holds $20K, but analysts say BTC open interest leaves room for ‘more deleveraging’

The Bitcoin (BTC), price is still having a hard time at $20,000, and repeated dips listed below this level have actually led some experts forecasting deeper drawback in short-term. Independent market expert Philip Swift tweeted earlier in the week that the Crypto Worry and Greed Index had actually fallen back to “Extreme Worry” showing softer sentiment amongst investors.

The marketplace isnt enjoying $BTC hovering around $20k. Back into Extreme Fear today. Live chart: https://t.co/Jr5151zN7I pic.twitter.com/UnztrZP7FP
— Philip Swift (@PositiveCrypto), August 31, 2022

The Aug 29th, analytics firm Delphi Digital noted that Bitcoin open interest had actually reached a new high and mentioned:

Delphi Digital says that higher values suggest that open interest is high relative to the market. This indicates that there is a greater danger of market squeezes and liquidation cascades.

After the August 26th market collapse, the Futures Open Interest Ratio for Bitcoin reached its greatest ever level at over 3%.

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Loretta Mester, President of the Cleveland Federal Reserve, mentioned that she anticipated the benchmark rates of interest increase to above 4%. She also recommended that it was not likely that any reductions will take place throughout 2023. The Feds target series of 2.25% to 2.5% is much greater than 4%.

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Given the efficiency of crypto markets because July 26, 2022 when the Fed started raising rates, and the strong connection in between BTC and equities, it is not unexpected that Bitcoin rates will continue to fall over the next few months.

Related: A possible Bitcoin cost bottom could spur a rally in Bitcoin to $30K, in spite of “extreme worry”.

Back into Extreme Fear today. Loretta Mester, President of the Cleveland Federal Reserve, stated that she anticipated the benchmark interest rate rise to above 4%. The Feds target variety of 2.25% to 2.5% is much greater than 4%.

Bitcoin open interest. Source: Delphi Digital

It is unclear what might have set off such an occasion, however any continuation in the existing drop of stocks that saw the Dow and S&P 500 both end August with losses on the fourth day could continue to affect the Bitcoin cost. CNBC data shows that the Dow closed August with a loss of 4.1%, while the S&P 500 (and Nasdaq) closed the month with losses of 4.2% and 4.6% respectively.

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