Retail Traders Pile On Shorts, Is This The Bitcoin Bottom?

Bitcoin has recently fallen below a $32,000 critical hold point and in response, retail investors have taken this as an opportunity to make money from the falling bitcoin price. So far, retail investors have started loading up on shorts, an incredibly bearish metric for the market.

chart showing shorts placed by retail investors

Retail investors load up on shorts | Source: Twitter

So many shorts placed in such a short period of time might show other investors that the price of the digital asset will fall eventually and thus, lead to panic selling. Although this is never always the case. The fact remains that no one exactly can pinpoint what will happen with the digital asset and as such, every short or long being placed now are mere bets. More akin to guesses than actual predictions.

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According to this Twitter post, retail investors have been consistently short squeezing the digital asset as the market struggles to rebound. This might show that the digital asset now more than ever might be close to the famed bitcoin bottom.

Cascading Lows

Investors poured in their opinions on the longs being placed by retail investors. A user posted that this might lead to more of a cascading bottom that will be much greater than anything reversal.

Forecasts remain that the digital asset might break the $30,000 stronghold that it has held for weeks now. Speculations abound that this is the point institutional investors would up their investments and the bulls would come storming back in.

BTC price amid bearish sentiment | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Bitcoin has dipped in the past 24 hours, down to almost $31,000, and made a small recovery back from this dip. But this is not enough to renew faith that a rebound would be more likely than a bottom.

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