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Catching the perfect Bitcoin[1] top or bottom has been investors’ concern for quite a while. Despite many tools and indicators that assess BTC’s price trajectory, there’s always been stern speculation around the market tops.

Now, as BTC heads towards recovering from the $55K mark, speculation of BTC bottoms and tops has yet again emerged. At the time of analysis, BTC was trading at 58, 204.  

Looking at historic cycle tops

Firstly, it’s crucial to establish the BTC cycle tops, the most prominent one is the April 2013 top, which is the mid-cycle top of the first cycle. Many considered the April 2021 top a cyclical high while it was merely a market ATH made earlier this year before the lengthy correction.

Well, the April top was more of a local top after which a new Bitcoin all-time high was established earlier this month.

Source: Ecoinometrics[2]

In the chart above, the cycle tops are the BTC price tops in late 2013 and 2017, the rest are local tops. Now, taking into account how the metrics panned out historically corresponding to the BTC market tops, the same can be a good approach towards the current market top assessment. 

Mapping the metrics 

As BTC began to correct, many in the market were convinced that the $69K level (current ATH) could be this cycle’s top. However, many analyses said otherwise[3]. A more accurate way to look at the market top would be to compare and contrast it with the more prominent 2013 market top. Firstly, according to Mayer multiple, both the tops of April 2021 and the recent ATH aren’t cycle tops in comparison to the 2013 price high. 

Additionally, looking at BTC’s MVRV, most of the local tops happen for smaller ratios while the

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