No More Money Printing: Weekly Newsletter #003
Why are experts debating the impact of quantitative tightening (QT) on the crypto market?
At the end of last week, Bitcoin broke its unlucky series of consecutive red candlesticks, closing at $29,894 (+3.4%), giving investors a breath of fresh air.
But, while we celebrate crypto’s relief, there is something much bigger going on in the world economy that experts fear may upset all financial markets. Let us have a look.
Bitcoin continues to increase its market dominance and is sitting at 47.14% share.
At the time of sending, the average 7-day ROI of the crypto market is -2.41%, with Cardano being the biggest winner among the top 10 crypto assets with a +6.45% gain. Solana loses another -9.91%.
No More Money Printing. Experts Debate Its Impact On Financial Markets.
The Federal Reserve of the United States is beginning the process of reducing its $9 trillion balance sheet, which has expanded in recent years, in a step known as quantitative tightening (QT)
This is the inverse of quantitative easing (QE), a strategy utilized by the Fed to print electronic money in support of the COVID crisis in recent years.
Analysts from crypto exchanges and investment organizations disagree on whether QT will terminate a decade of crypto market expansion. Other financial markets have the same debate on the effects of this new measurement.
UBS Group AG, a seven-time World’s Best Wealth Management Bank, forecasted QT won’t be as significant as QE. Indicating that it is far less likely to reach pre-crisis levels/
Binance Labs Secures $500 Million for Web3
Binance Labs, the company’s venture capital arm, has raised $500M to invest in Web3 and blockchain firms.
The recently closed investment fund’s mission, according to Binance CEO CZ, is to find and promote projects and creators with the ability to build and lead Web3 across DeFi, NFTs, gaming, metaverse, social, and more.
200K BTC Now Stored in Bitcoin ETFs And Other Crypto Funds
This month has seen “colossal” inflows into Bitcoin (BTC) investment vehicles, indicating that traders’ desire for BTC exposure is growing.
According to data released this week by monitoring firm Arcane Research, Bitcoin exchange-traded products (ETPs) currently have a record amount of BTC under control.
- New York’s Push to Ban Crypto Mining Triggers Response From Community
- Bermuda Confirms Crypto Hub Ambitions Despite Market Downturn
- South Korea Ramps up Crypto Investigations and Regulations
- Central African Republic to Tokenize the Nation’s Natural Resources
- VC Crypto Investments Decline 38% In May
The first OB Capital Monthly Report is out, and it covers three macroeconomic subjects, a detailed look at the crypto markets in May, and much more. Read here.
One Button performance
Aggregated return of OB Capital vs. BTC and ETH
Aggregated performance of all trading strategies currently active at One Button Capital exceeded the returns from Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) by +4.42% and +16.07% respectively over the last 30 days.
Top trading strategy
The three best AI strategies in the past week are Horizon (+0.25%), Performer (-1.73%), and Endeavour (-2.00%). The decisions of the bots indicate that we may have a false reversal, and the slight peak in the market is just a trap.
Top-performing market pairs
The best performing market pair for our trading strategies in the last 7 days is ADA: USDC with +13.78% return, followed closely by ADA: BUSD with +9.79%. All three top earners for the week are from the Performer v2 strategy.
In the last week, our engineering team made the following changes to the OB Capital app:
May 31, 2022
- Updating email templates for account activation and password reset
- Resolved issue with in-app wallet withdrawals
- Resolved issue with the calculation of market ROI for bots from early 2021
May 30, 2022
- Resolved issue with sorting for certain numeric fields on the public statistics page
It is vital to monitor the cryptocurrency market over the next several weeks in response to the Fed’s recent decisions.
With new record-breaking funding rounds raised each week, we are optimistic about the industry’s future, even if we need to face another 50% drop in the upcoming months. Only time will tell if the Bulls or the Bears were right on the short-term price action.
PS One Button Capital will be present at one of the biggest events in crypto this year — Crypto Expo Asia. Join us on 22–23 June 2022 in Fairmont Hotel, Singapore.
Max Yampolsky, CEO at One Button Capital
This is not financial advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and does not provide investment advice, solicit the purchase or sale of any assets, or encourage readers to make financial decisions. Please use caution and conduct independent research.