Daily market commentary from 05.08.2020

An overview of what is happening in the crypto markets, summarised daily by Crypto Finance AG Senior Trader Patrick Heusser in the market commentary.

Market commentary

The general market took a quick breather, and after a couple of turbulent days is trading in a narrow range. Some indicators eased a bit but obviously only for a short while as the derivatives products are still overstretched. Open interest and the futures premium remain stable and high across the board. Most known coins traded within a 2% range with some exceptions. ADA ended. ADA and VET, both constituents of the MID Index, performed with + 6%. Theta and LRC, both constituents of the Shit Index, performed positively with around 5%. Yesterday, some of the payment coins performed negatively with 2%, except for XRP, which has been having a solid bull run over the last few days. Overall, the three FTX indices (ALT, MID, and SHIT) performed quite neutral versus BTC.

We see there being a slight chance retesting the 10,500 support level again, but still remain bullish with a first target at around 12,500. A short-term consolidation around the current levels will definitively support the next bull run.

FTX DEFI

FTX DeFi Index / Chart Tradingview.com

The DeFi Index recovered very well after some market corrections and consolidations, which started at the beginning of August, and is trading at all time high levels. Higher volatility in the DeFi space is expected to continue, but its potential remains hot.

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Über den Autor

Patrick Heusser

Patrick Heusser is a Senior Trader at Crypto Broker AG. Prior to joining the company, Patrick worked as an Interest Rate Trader at UBS and held various positions in the IRCC (interest rate, commodity and foreign exchange trading) in London, New York, Singapore and Zurich. Patrick is an expert in trading and risk management. He also gained experience in other areas, such as building start-up companies. Patrick has a degree in banking from a business school. He has also taken various courses in technical chart analysis.