Market Update | April 25th, 2019


Actual Trading – Market Update

April 25th, 2019



Actual Trading Announces Crypto Targets at 11:30 pm ET on April 25th, 2019.

We have moved from long term bullish to neutral.


Market Overview


The NY Attorney General allegation about USDT attempting to deceitfully bail out Bitfinex is problematic for cryptocurrency. The early simple interpretation is that Bitfinex is potentially insolvent — a problem for all crypto — and that USDT 1:1 backing that now includes receivables in addition to USD, might be receivables that are non-existent.




USDT is now bouncing over 97,50 after recovering from 95,50. We see this as a sell. The uncertainty caps its value, and even pre-bad news, USDT was fighting to hold just over 1:1. We do not see it above 97,50-98,00. While selling BTC and, moreover ETH, are not terrible ideas v USD and we are neutral to that trade, we would not sell them v USDT. This creates a scenario where BTC and ETH might hold steady with a slight downward bias v. USD and BTC and ETH might have an upward bias v. USDT. The danger is not just in terms of P/L, but rather that dire USDT news makes it impossible to cover BTC and ETH shorts.

Thank you

David Reich | Head of Actual Trading


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