By CCN Markets: Beyond Meat was the biggest non-penny-stock market winner on Wednesday, soaring another 12.7% to $ 142 per share. Beyond Meat’s stock is now up 460% since its IPO. Why is Beyond Meat’s stock going bonkers, and is the company’s valuation fair at this price? There are two reasons behind this insane move. A Lot of Hype The stock market is presently at its third most expensive ever. When the stock market gets this frothy, IPOs and other speculative investments tend to attract a lot of hype and momentum investors. These investors piled into Beyond Meat’s stock when the
- Following unconfirmed claims by the NYC Attorney General regarding Bitfinex and Tether’s insolvency, the bitcoin market had a knee jerk reaction that caused us to retest macro support. However, this pullback barely made a scratch on the market structure as we didn’t manage to break our trend of higher lows.
- The move was swift, but after a few days of sideways consolidation, the market is now seeing a retest of macro resistance in the $ 5,300 level. So far, the market has yet to reclaim the broken support, but the move is still fresh
Last Friday, we discussed a macro resistance level bitcoin would likely test. The level was tested three times prior and immediately rejected. Now, for the fourth time, we find ourselves situated above the level as we wait to see if our support holds:
Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Fourth Test of Macro Resistance
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Bitcoin (BTC) is now at a critical point as Bitcoin Shorts reach all time high as can be seen on the daily chart above for BTCUSDShorts. The last time the number of shorts for Bitcoin (BTC) was this high, we witnessed a massive short squeeze which liquidated a large number of short positions and hurt the bears badly. Before the massive short squeeze there was a 50.79% rally after a red candle in April 2017 for Bitcoin Shorts as can be seen on the chart above.
The BTC markets rallied today, with a minor short squeeze quickly driving the price up by more than 5% in less than half an hour. The move, however, may have been short-lived, with both volume and price action failing to have gathered further momentum following the sudden spike.
Minor Squeeze Drives Weak BTC Rally
When looking at the 1-minute chart, one can see that more nearly 1,500 BTC were traded in just sixty seconds at 01:00 on the 22nd of August – driving the price up by more than 4% from roughly $ 6,465 in less than one minute.
It has become apparent over the weekend there is still a lot of negative pressure across all cryptocurrency markets. All of these major currencies are still in the dirt, with the EOS price taking the biggest hit of them all. This most recent 14.24% setback is worrisome for altcoin speculators, albeit not entirely unexpected when looking at the bigger picture.