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Why Expiry of CME Bitcoin Futures Suggests BTC Price to Soon Pass $8,000

On Friday, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s cash-settled Bitcoin futures contract for the month of November was reported to have expired by a number of analysts. While these financial derivatives are cash-settled, analysis by a top cryptocurrency trader suggests that the expiry of the monthly futures means that BTC has a positive price trajectory into the coming two weeks.

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Why BTC Price Likely to Surpass $8,000 Next Week

Popular CNN-featured trader Luke Martin recently released an analysis about the expiry of CME monthly futures and their effect on the BTC price. He found in his research (which factored in data going back to the June 2018 expiry) that BTC largely trends positively in the one or two weeks after the expiry of a future; Bitcoin sees a 2.9% average gain one week after expiry, and a 3.9% average gain two weeks after expiry.

Yes, an average 2.9% gain in a week isn’t that much by cryptocurrency standards, but these statistics show that Bitcoin’s directionality in the coming weeks should be positive should history repeat itself.

Martin’s analysis of the CME expiries corroborates other bullish analyses that have been proposed by investors in the industry. For instance, Velvet, a trader who partially foresaw the decline of BTC to under $8,000, then $7,000, wrote that he thinks Bitcoin is looking extremely bullish right now.

Per previous reports from NewsBTC, he remarked that BTC  has finished a five-phase wave pattern, has bounced off the golden Fibonacci Retracement level at the 50-day moving average, and is in the midst of a giant falling wedge — all telltale signs that the cryptocurrency is about the surge higher. His chart implies a move to $8,600 in the coming days.

CME Futures Net Negative for Bitcoin?

While the expiry of the futures may be a net positive in the short term for the price of Bitcoin, some analysts are certain that the CME’s contracts are actually suppressing BTC from a long-term perspective.

Speaking to popular industry content creator Ivan on Tech, renowned Bitcoin educator Andreas Antonopoulos, said that the CME futures market likely has much to do with the decline in the price of BTC over the past two years:

“We know for a fact that when the Bitcoin bubble started to go up really fast in 2017, the U.S. Treasury decided to fast-track the deployments of futures markets in order to stop that bubble.”

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