Bitcoin’s correlation with the Nasdaq 100 index reaches a new all-time high

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Bitcoin (BTC) has shown a tendency to move in the same direction as the large companies listed on the Nasdaq 100 index. Recently, this correlation has grown closer than ever before.

Indeed, the 40-day correlation between the Nasdaq 100 index and the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization reached an all-time high of 0.6945 on April 8, according to Bloomberg data.

Commenting on the results of the analysis, Bloomberg’s Joana Ossinger argued that:

“The increase further erodes the argument that Bitcoin works well as a diversifier, one that’s been held up by proponents as key to its appeal.”

The Nasdaq 100 includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies by market capitalization listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, including innovation leaders such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN).

Elsewhere, Finbold earlier reported on the trend of Bitcoin’s returns outperforming the world’s major indices average return on investment (ROI). Namely, Bitcoin’s ROI has beaten the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials, and Nasdaq indices by 1,645% over the last five years.

Bitcoin price analysis

Meanwhile, the last few days have been rough for Bitcoin, which has failed to successfully retest two pivotal bull market exponential moving averages (EMAs), which were first highlighted by Rekt Capital on April 8.

Bitcoin currently trades at its lowest level in around two weeks, bringing down with it the global crypto market capitalization which had just managed to reclaim the $2 trillion level in late March. The total cryptocurrency market is currently $1.89 trillion, down 11.68% compared to the week before.

At press time (April 11, 13:10 GMT), the price of the flagship digital asset stood at $41,172, which is a reduction of 10.55% from seven days ago, when it traded at $46,030.

Bitcoin seven-day price change. Source: CoinMarketCap

Bitcoin’s also recorded a 3.36% decrease in price over the previous 24 hours, according to the data retrieved from CoinMarketCap.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk. 

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Ana Nicenko

Ana Nicenko has a plethora of knowledge and experience as a journalist covering the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, having written for a variety of projects and organizations. Additionally, Ana has a master's degree in English Language and Literature. At Finbold, she reports news on the digital assets sector.