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Brian Kelly Weighs In on Correlation Between Bitcoin and Nasdaq

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Thu, 12/23/2021 - 06:51
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Alex Dovbnya
Brian Kelly believes that the Nasdaq could continue trading in lockstep with Bitcoin
Brian Kelly Weighs In on Correlation Between Bitcoin and Nasdaq
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During his Wednesday appearance on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” hedge fund manager Brian Kelly predicted that both Bitcoin and the Nasdaq could bottom out in early 2022:      

As we look into Q1 of 2022, we gonna get a bottom in both Bitcoin and the Nasdaq, and they may trade higher together.          

Kelly notes that the correction between Bitcoin and institutional markets keeps growing due to the fact that the largest cryptocurrency is seeing broader institutional adoption.

He also points to the fact that Bitcoin tends to lead the tech-heavy stock market index.

As reported by U.Today, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz recently opined that Bitcoin would fail to go higher in early 2022 due to a possible correction in the U.S. stock market. According to a recent Bankrate’s survey, an overwhelming 70% of the respondents expect the S&P 500 index to go down.

Central banks moving to tighten their monetary policy is believed to be one of the key reasons behind the recent correction in crypto and stocks. The Fed recently signaled that there would be multiple rate hikes in 2022.

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After the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would start withdrawing its monetary support at a faster pace last Wednesday, the Nasdaq recorded its biggest daily drop in months. The shares of Apple, Microsoft and Amazon were in the red, with investors seemingly souring on the Big Tech trade.

After recovering from its recent low, the Nasdaq is up 20.43% year-to-date.

Bitcoin is up 68.12%, with bulls struggling to reclaim the pivotal $50,000 level after a streak of lethargic price action.

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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 alex.dovbnya@u.today.