The full repayment for FTX customers is a turning point for the crypto market. FTX CEO John Ray III managed to collect over $7 billion as it tracked down missing assets. The asset recovery will give the crypto mining, platform and Bitcoin a boost.
Watch Cleanspark (CLSK) today after the stock price rose to levels not seen since late 2023. Riot Platforms (RIOT) spiked above its 200-day simple moving average as did Marathon Digital (MARA). Crypto platform giant Coinbase (COIN) traded at exactly its 50-day SMA of $141.99. It needs to break out today or risk falling back to $120.w
As China celebrates its New Year, the Year of the Dragon, expect low volatility in shares of Alibaba (BABA). The bigger picture is that the Chinese government fired its top markets regulator, as Reuters reported on Feb. 7. It replaced the securities watchdog head with another official known for taking tough action. China needs to stabilize stock markets before panic sells like it did in late January.
Watch the stocks that fell sharply last week looking to recover. Investors lost confidence in both Affirm (AFRM) and PayPal (PYPL) after they posted disappointing results
In the bond market, the 20+ Year Treasury Bond’s direction will depend on the BLS’s inflation report scheduled for Feb 13, 2024. Markets do not expect consumer price index figures to fall enough any time soon to convince the Fed to lower interest rates. Fortunately, U.S. bank stocks like Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) are in a holding pattern.