The Trader Top 9: How Traders & Markets Are Responding to "Unlimited" QE

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Welcome back to the Trader Top 9 - a narrative look at the most important tweets and discussions from the crypto trading community. 

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9. First, let’s catch up on where we’ve been. Over the past few weeks, markets have been on an absolute ride as they try to price in the impact of COVID-19. Interestingly, at more than any other point in its life, the price of BTC seems to be mirroring the wider markets.

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8. Some have noted that this correlation might actually be a narrative opportunity for opportunistic whales

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7. But back to this week. The week started as it has for the past several with a major announcement from the Fed. This week it was that their program to prop up the markets had an “unlimited” checkbook.

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6. There is no doubt the Fed is facing a new an unprecedented challenge, but as some point out, the decision of when to stop printing can become perilous quickly.

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5. Some put the importance of the moment in terms even more stark

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4. Certainly the unlimited QE announcement has driven investors into the arms of traditional safe havens like gold.

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Some have even pointed out issues with the physical supply of gold!

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3. As some pointed out as well, in the wake of the Fed’s remarks, bitcoin’s correlation has moved away from stocks and towards gold.

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2. What’s more, volume seems to be picking up, as well

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1. In the last 24 hours, a massive stimulus has passed, but jobless claims are at an all time high and the economy is still unsure in the looming shadow of COVID-19 shutdowns. It’s a good time to have gratitude.

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