Daily Market News: Investors are currently keeping their cool

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Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at FX broker eToro, has provided his daily commentary on traditional and crypto markets for May 17, 2019. The text below is an excerpt and does not contain the full analysis.

Today’s Highlights

  • Trade war continues
  • Consensus is In
  • Bitcoin Chart

Traditional Markets

Stocks are seeing a bit of a pullback this morning. Many analysts are attributing this to the news about Huawei, which we covered yesterday. Doesn’t make much sense to me that this type of escalation would have such a delayed effect, but I digress.

Overall, investors don’t seem all too concerned about the latest escalation in presidential rhetoric. Volatility actually ticked down yesterday.

We have only to look at the long term chart of the Dow Jones to understand how well investors are currently keeping their cool.

Consensus is Over

The great gathering of crypto in New York is now over and it’s time to see what we’ve learned.

Word is, attendance was less than half of what it was last year and the air was a bit more formal. Less like a festival and more like an industry convention.

If like me you weren’t able to make it this year, we actually have the next best thing. Our friends from BlockTV were on the ground and were able to catch up with some of the biggest influencers who attended. I managed to binge watch most of them last night in preparation for my appearance on Bloomberg TV today.

Bitcoin Chart

As indicated in our opening letter today, the pullback is happening as we speak. This is a great thing because it will allow us to better understand the nature and scope of the recent rally. When things are just going straight up, it becomes really difficult to tell how far they’ll go and how far they’ll fall after.

It should also help us to eventually make the distinction and say if this is a bull market or just a bull run. Not to mention, providing a cheaper price for those looking to buy in without having to buy the top.

So far, we haven’t even come back as far as the short term trendline (yellow).

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