Global financial markets jitter amid new China Covid shutdowns

Monday, April 25, 2022 11:00 a.m.

It’s been a choppy start to the week in the crypto markets, with the price of Bitcoin dropping again below $40,000 on Saturday and dropping again this morning to around $38,500.

The price of the major cryptocurrency is currently down around 3% in the past 24 hours. The fall means that Bitcoin yesterday closed a fourth consecutive weekly candle in the red for the first time since June 2020.

Other major cryptocurrencies fared even worse, with Ethereum down 4%. XRP and Uniswap are the big losers today, both down around 8%.

Price activity this morning echoes a broader decline in global financial markets amid concerns about the general health of the global economy, with new Covid-19 lockdowns in China adding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising cost of living.

The correlation between Bitcoin and traditional markets has been high this year, and today’s crash is one of the main reasons it has many investors concerned. The UK stock market opened at its lowest level in five weeks, while the Chinese stock market fell 3.5% today to its lowest level since the end of May 2020.

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Total Crypto Market Cap

The total capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market at the time of writing is currently $1.772 trillion.

What Bitcoin Did Yesterday

We closed yesterday, April 24, 2022, at the price of $39,469.29. Yesterday’s daily high was $39,845.92 and the daily low was $39,233.54.

bitcoin market capitalization

The market capitalization of Bitcoin at the time of writing is $732.84 billion. To put it into context, Gold’s market cap is $12.173 trillion and Tesla’s is $1.038 trillion.

bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges in the last 24 hours was $24.18 billion. High volumes may indicate that a large price move has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.


Bitcoin price volatility over the past 30 days is 36.95%.

Fear and Greed Index

Market sentiment today is 23in Extreme Fear.

Bitcoin market dominance

Bitcoin market dominance today is 42.07. His lowest dominance on record was 37.09 on January 1, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 39.23. Values ​​of 70 or higher indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or undergoing a price correction – an RSI reading of 30 or lower indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.

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Cautionary Notes

It’s certainly tempting to get carried away with the excitement, but please heed these caveats: do your own research, only invest what you can afford, and make good decisions. The indicators in this article will hopefully help you. Remember though, the content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice or any form of recommendation or invitation. City AM, Crypto AM and Luno always advise you to obtain your own independent financial advice before investing or trading in cryptocurrency.

All information correct as of 08:00 BST