According to CoinShares, the institutional inflow into crypto products hit $4.5 billion in Q1, which is 11% higher than the intake seen in Q4 2020. This shows that institutional interest is on the rise but the quarter-on-quarter growth has slowed down from the 240% recorded in Q4 2020.
As Bitcoin price moves higher, more funds are needed to sustain the levels. Therefore, if institutional inflows do not pick up in the next few days, Bitcoin (BTC) and other altcoins could witness a major correction.
The next correction could test the resolve of institutional investors and even though these investors have deep pockets, some may have jumped into crypto only for quick speculative gains. There is always the possibility that investors may dump their positions if Bitcoin starts a correction.
While this may accelerate the fall, lower levels are likely to attract investors who may have missed the bus earlier. If this assumption plays out, volatility throughout the market may remain high in the next few days.
Let’s analyze the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to see if it also projects a possible correction.
Bitcoin’s failure to cross the stiff overhead resistance zone at $60,000 to $61,825.84 seems to have attracted profit-booking from short-term momentum traders. This has pulled the price back below the 20-day exponential moving average ($56,863) today.
If the price sustains below the 20-day EMA, the bears may sense an opening and are likely to challenge the critical support at the 50-day simple moving average ($54,333). If this support cracks and the bears manage to sustain the price below the 50-day SMA, the selling could intensify.
The next support on the downside is $50,460. If this level also gives way, the BTC/USDT pair could plummet down to $43,006.77. The flattening moving averages and the relative strength index (RSI) dropping below 52 suggest that the…