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Bitcoin Price Is up by 107 Percent This Year as It's Inching Closer to $8,000. Is FOMO Already There?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:52
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Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin is once again proving its naysayers wrong, but there is a growing fear of another bubble
Bitcoin Price Is up by 107 Percent This Year as It's Inching Closer to $8,000. Is FOMO Already There?
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After being rejected at $7,600 on May 11, Bitcoin went ballistic on May 13, breaking above several major resistance levels. At the time of writing this article, its price is sitting at $7,878.95, according to CoinMarketCap data, and the much-coveted $8,000 mark now seems to be a very easy target.

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Trumping traditional assets

As reported by U.Today, Bitcoin is already the best-performing asset this year. Since the beginning of 2019, BTC has spiked by more than 107 percent, dwarfing the S&P 500. The gap is expected to get even bigger due to the escalating US-China trade war.   

While the US stock market has experienced a sizeable decline (the S&P 500 is down 2.7 percent), cryptocurrencies are currently navigating a sea of green.

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Should investors be fearful?

As Warren Buffett famously said, you should be fearful when everyone is greedy. The ‘Fear and Greed’ Index has recently reached 78 percent, which is the highest it’s been since January 2018 when Bitcoin famously crashed after reaching its historic peak of $20,000.

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However, according to the poll, which was conducted by Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, it is too early to FOMO. 45 percent of the poll respondents are certain that a new wave of investors who are afraid to miss the boat will come only after the Bitcoin price goes above $10,000.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at