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    Goldman Sachs’ bearish macro outlook puts Bitcoin vulnerable to crashing to $12K

    A string of macro warnings appearing out of the Goldman Sachs camp puts Bitcoin (BTC) in a chance of crashing to $12,000.

    Bitcoin in “bottom phase?”

    A group of Goldman Sachs economists brought by Jan Hatzius elevated their conjecture for that speed of Fed benchmark rate hikes. They noted the U.S. central bank would increase rates by .75% in September and .5% in November, up using their previous forecast of .5% and .25%, correspondingly.

    Fed’s rate-hike path has performed a vital role in figuring out Bitcoin’s cost trends in 2022. The time of greater lending rates — from near zero towards the 2.25-2.5% range now — has motivated investors to rotate from riskier assets and seek shelter in safer alternatives like cash.

    Bitcoin has came by almost 60% year-to-date and it is now wobbling around its mental support of $20,000. Some analysts, together with a pseudonymous trader Physician Profit, believe BTC’s cost has joined the underside phase at current levels. However, the trader cautioned:

    “Please consider FEDs next decisions. .75% [rate hike] already priced in, 1% so we see bloodstream.”

    BTC/USD cost performance comparison between 2012-2016 and 2020-2022. Source: Physician Profit/TradingView

    However, Bitcoin’s consistently positive correlation using the U.S. stock exchange, specially the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, poses much deeper correction risks.

    Sharon Bell, a strategist at Goldman Sachs, suggests the current rallies in the stock exchange might be bull traps, echoing her firm’s warning that equities could crash by 26% when the Given will get more aggressive using its rate increases to battle inflation.

    Interestingly, the warnings coincide having a recent increase in Bitcoin short positions held by institutional investors, based on CME data highlighted within the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Commission’s (CFTC) weekly report.

    CME Bitcoin derivatives held by smart money. Source: CFTC/Ecoinometrics

    “Certainly an indication that many people are relying on a danger asset meltdown this fall,” noted Nick, an analyst at data resource Ecoinometrics.

    Options consensus see BTC at $12K

    Bitcoin options expiring in the finish of 2022 show most traders betting around the BTC cost shedding completely lower towards the $10-000-12,000 area.

    BTC options open interest by strike cost. Source: Coinglass

    Overall, the phone call-put open interest ratio was 1.90 on Sep. 18, with call choices for the $45,000 strike cost transporting the utmost weight. But strike prices between $10,000 and $23,000 demonstrated four or five puts for each three calls — that is possibly a far more realistic, interim look at market sentiment.

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    Theoretically speaking, Bitcoin’s cost could visit roughly 30% to $13,500 because the cost forms a convincing inverse up-and-handle pattern.

    BTC/USD daily cost chart with inverse cup-and-handle breakdown setup. Source: TradingView

    On the other hand, a decisive rally over the 50-day exponential moving average (50-day EMA the red wave) near $21,250 could invalidate this bearish setup, positioning BTC for any rally toward $25,000 since it’s next mental upside target.

    The views and opinions expressed listed here are exclusively individuals from the author and don’t always reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and buying and selling move involves risk, you need to conduct your personal research when making the decision.

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