Roaring Back, Cryptos Burst Onto the Scene… But for How Long?

Roaring Back, Cryptos Burst Onto the Scene… But for How Long?

Written by Nathan McDonald, Sprott Money News

As predicted towards the end of last year, Cryptos have trended lower—much lower—throughout the first few months of 2018.

From a contrarian investor's perspective, this came as no surprise, as the masses rushed into the streets and those who scarcely could say the word “Cryptocurrency” dove in with both feet.

This is always a red-hot warning sign. Especially when compounded with the fact that the majority of those joining the party in the late hours were saying that "it can never go down", "Lambo's for all!", and other statements that are frequently made near a bubble top.

Yet, as also predicted, Cryptos are now beginning to move higher —and in a significant way. This is largely due to the easing of pressure as the tax season within the United States comes to a close. Those who sold for accounting purposes are now taking renewed positions.

Bitcoin, leading the charge, is heading towards its best week in four months, up over a whopping 25% this week alone!

Still, the fear of the taxman cannot be overstated. Countless investors have skirted the law and avoided paying their taxes, a fact I pointed out in a previous article. The IRS has taken a keen interest, showcased by their recent crackdown on Coinbase users.

Perhaps the recent lows have formed a new support level, and we are destined to move higher from this point forward, as seen from the recent enthusiasm returning to the Crypto space. Or perhaps not. It is far too early to tell.

Regardless of what happens in the short term, I believe Cryptos will be stuck in a sideways trading pattern, at least for the next year to two years, eventually returning to and testing their old highs.

What is, however, starting to solidify is the second part of the prediction I made during the latter days of 2017. This is that funds diverted away from the precious metals space will begin to find their way back throughout 2018, as those who made large profits from Cryptos look for the next best opportunity.

Many early supporters of Bitcoin have already begun to state their concerns with the Cryptocurrency and have begun to sell positions. Fortunately for many of these early movers, they sold before the recent correction and made staggering profits—profits that have made them fabulously wealthy, likely setting them up for the entirety of their lives.

Jeff Berwick, a familiar name to anyone in the precious metals space, was one of the most prominent and vocal supporters of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. Without a doubt, he is still a believer in the space as a whole, as am I. Yet he too recognized the fact that the market was simply getting overheated and overpriced.

Due to this fact, he has reiterated more than once that he is diverting funds back into precious metals , as he believes they are severely underpriced and due for a massive move higher in the coming years.

Things are beginning to take shape, and the "smart money" are acting now, moving out of the Cryptocurrency markets and back into precious metals, sensing that the time is ripe and the end of this long bear market is soon to come to an end.

Golden rays lay on the horizon, and the protection of precious metals will be needed more than ever as we continue to move forward into this increased time of geopolitical turmoil and uncertainty.

Opportunity awaits you, but time is running short.

Roaring Back, Cryptos Burst Onto the Scene… But for How Long?

Written by Nathan McDonald, Sprott Money News

Check out these other articles by our contributors:

“In the long run, owning gold and silver is going to be, by far, the smartest thing one could have done.” - Eric Sprott on financial security in uncertain times (Weekly Wrap-up, April 13,2018)

More shifty accounting: US public sector spending may exceed 60% of GDP - Peter Diekmeyer (11/04/2018)

Global Resource Insights: Dreams vs. Goals - John Barker (12/04/2018)

A Lesson In Suppression- Craig Hemke (12/04/2018)

 

Comments

Iconoclast Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:12 Permalink

Er, I must have missed the roar, BTC at 7,800, falling from 20,000 since December. The dead cat bounce from 6,500 is simply the randomly generated noise BTC and other cryptos experience many trading days. 

greenskeeper carl afronaut Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

I still trade around alt coins on binance sometimes. At one point I was up about 300%, but with these recent gains I think I'm just about at the break even point. Everything mostly tanked. I didn't go on there for like a week and when I did it had dropped 50%. I didn't put anything in there I can't afford to lose, so I think I'm just gonna keep letting it ride for now, I only put about 2k in it to start with, I knew I was late to the party. If this space does make a comeback, I'm pulling my original money out like I should have at the end of last year when I was up 300%. Or at least enough of it to buy an ounce of gold. 

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Yellow_Snow HotelBread Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

Dear Sprott

The tax stuff is BS, not everyone who buys crypto's lives in the USSA...  and of those, only 1 in 250 declared them...

The crypto bounce can be understood by looking at the charts...

Jeff Berwick is all over the place...  he changes like the wind direction, first it was Bitcoin to the moon... then he bought in to the BCash scam... then after crypto's went down he says buy PM's...

I like Jeff a lot...  but he's not a reliable forecaster

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Michigander Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

...Regardless of what happens in the short term, I believe Cryptos will be stuck in a sideways trading pattern, at least for the next year to two years...

says the company that can't predict the market its a shmexpert on, let alone markets it knows nothing about,