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BTC Fear & Greed Index Falls Despite BTC Avoiding Sub-$16,000

Jimmy Khan

Nov 24, 2022 15:40


Bitcoin (BTC) increased by 2.44% on Wednesday. BTC finished the day at $16,613 after rising by 2.87% on Tuesday. For the first time in three sessions, BTC avoided trading below $16,000.

BTC dropped to a low of $16,168 early in the morning following a mixed day's start. BTC surged to a late high of $16,682, avoiding the First Major Support Level (S1) at $15,791. At $16,469, the First Major Resistance Level (R1) was breached by BTC, which ultimately closed the day at $16,613.

On Wednesday, FTX contagion risk decreased even further, supporting the cryptocurrency market desperately needed. Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried boosted investor hopes after learning that the company had cash reserves of $1.24 billion.

Bankman-Fried wrote in a letter to the staff, "Perhaps there still remains a chance to preserve the company. I think there are many billions of dollars in sincere interest from new investors that could be used to compensate customers. But since I have no control over it, I can't guarantee you anything.

The letter came after news that Justin Sun of Tron and Brad Garlinghouse of Ripple were interested in buying FTX assets. Investors are hopeful that the collapse of FTX will have a minimal effect on creditors given the stated cash holding of $1.24 billion.

The FOMC meeting minutes provided more assistance for the cryptocurrency market overnight. Before the holidays, talk of letting up on the gas helped riskier assets, with the NASDAQ Composite Index increasing by 0.99%. The US economic data underwhelmed, though, restricting the NASDAQ's potential growth.

Since the US markets are closed for Thanksgiving, there are no US statistics to take into account today.