Bitcoin’s Bull Cycle on Horizon: An Analysis of RHODL Metric’s Forecast & Cautionary Notes

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A rising tide is on the horizon for cryptocurrency as Bitcoin enters what on-chain analytics suggest to be a new bull cycle. BTC‘s Realized Cap HODL Waves (RHODL) is reportedly signaling the new market surge, a repeat of Bitcoin’s past price history.

RHODL, an analytics tool that assesses the current market trajectory, does so by measuring the realized price of Bitcoin against the time each Bitcoin last moved. This metric may sound complex, but its implications are far-reaching and clear-cut. Peaks of “younger age bands” suggest that the market is prepared to settle for higher Bitcoin prices now than in past times. Essentially, this can indicate that the market might be heating up.

A recent 10% dip in the Bitcoin price rattled some on-chain landscapes. However, RHODL’s focus on long-term market projections reassures that the bull market remains intact and timely. This observed rising trend is common at the start of Bitcoin’s previous bull markets.

However, one must not throw caution to the wind. In December 2022, amidst Bitcoin’s two-year lows of $15,600, the same RHODL metric marked the end of “euphoria” among speculative investors. These investors, likened to tourists, were admonished for their overconfidence at the time. The market was deemed then at cycle lows, implying peak risk-reward opportunities.

By January this year, Bitcoin had initiated a new uptrend, yielding a 70% gain in Q1 alone. Since then, short-term holders—those holding Bitcoin for 155 days or less—have declined. This leaves almost 90% of short-term holder coins at an unrealized loss, increasing the pressure on remaining investors.

Remember to consult your own independent analysis before making any trading move. Despite this promising trend, every move is inherently laden with risk. So, while the Bitcoin market might sport a bullish sheen now, traders and investors must remain vigilant and well-informed about market trends—today’s sunny weather might be tomorrow’s perfect storm.

Source: Cointelegraph

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