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Investors' Risk Aversion Caused Cryptocurrency Market Decline: Markets Insider

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Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:37
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Alihuseyn Gulu-Zada
Cryptocurrencies tumble as risk aversion remains high: Markets Insider
Investors' Risk Aversion Caused Cryptocurrency Market Decline: Markets Insider
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In a recent article, Markets Insider touched on the fall of the cryptocurrency market. According to the publication, this market decline was primarily due to the weakening of financial markets.

Why is this happening?

Cryptocurrencies have fallen due to panic among investors, according to the Markets Insider article. It also showed that, in the current situation, most investors are not willing to take risks.

That is, such a move on the part of investors provoked a sell-off on the stock markets, which served as a fall in cryptocurrencies in general.

The first cryptocurrency in decline

Of course, in this situation, the attention of most investors is fixed on the price of the first cryptocurrency. As the largest cryptocurrency by market value, Bitcoin fell 5.6 percent the day before, on Tuesday—falling lower than $30,000 in 24 hours, to $29,790.

Thus, since breaking its all-time high in mid-April, the price of the flagship cryptocurrency has already fallen by almost 54 percent overall.

Opinions

This has also been a key factor scaring off investors. Thus, according to OANDA senior market analyst Edward Moya, Bitcoin is the riskiest asset in this situation.

According to the analyst, the first cryptocurrency may face strong selling pressure. This will occur if Wall Street goes into panic-selling mode.

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Note that the decline in the price of the first cryptocurrency is also due to recent volatility in the stock and commodity markets.

Thus, on Monday, the main stock indices in Europe fell by 2.5 percent and in the U.S. by 1-2 percent. Oil, on the other hand, fell by 6 percent.

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About the author

Alihuseyn graduated from Yale University with a focus on linguistics and philosophy. He has worked as a journalist-analyst for Trend News Agency. At the same time, he is an academically trained singer (baritone) and a composer. Alihuseyn has been involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2017 and is an enthusiast in this field, considering blockchain technology revolutionary and capable of changing society. In this area, he has written several theoretical and analytical pieces.