As BTC's dominance experienced a slight cool off from its' recent high of 54% (as reported by TradingView) - it has allowed money to flow down to assets such as AVAX, up 53%, as well as SOL and LINK both locking in significant gains and climbing over 35% on the week.
Even by crypto standards, that is impressive price action.
A look at the majors.
In the US equities market, the tech-heavy NASDAQ and SP500 blew through Oct 12th high's, with NASDAQ experiencing moves up 10 out of the last 11 days.
Match that with a look at the VIX, or the implied volatility of the S&P for the next 30 days, we see a sharp retreat down to the September lows of 14.
Traders use the VIX to better understand their risk and position sizing as it can act as a general gauge of fear in the market.
A VIX moving lower can be interpreted as favourable to exposure of risk assets, and when moving higher, it can be seen as a time to cover positions or hedge risk.
The week ahead.
Looking now to the week ahead, US data releases are boasting a triple threat with the focus on US CPI (Consumer Price Index) / Core inflation print, which is released at 12:30am Wednesday morning, Producer Price Index at 12:30am Thursday, Jobless claims at 12:30am on Friday (AEDT). These events can increase volatility and are worth noting down.
Even just a few weeks ago, many were questioning the drop in correlation between Bitcoin and the S&P500, furiously looking for signs to see which chart was wrong.
As it would have it, they were both right.
Eric from the OTC Desk
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