Research: Bitcoin Futures Settlement Date Suggests 4% Gains Likely
William Suberg's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 59%
Bitcoin is statistically likely to gain in the coming week as a new futures expiration event comes and goes, according to new data. Bitcoin price movements around futures settlement dates. Per the calculations, a negative return for Bitcoin investors a week before futures payout results in a positive return the following week - 73% of the time.
There are notable exceptions, such as Nov. 30, 2018 - a week prior, BTC/USD fell 1.1%, while after futures settlement, the pair dropped more than 18%. On average, says Martin, post-settlement returns are positive the following week at 2.9%.
The week after that fares better still, with an average 3.9% increase. By contrast, the week before each event sees average losses of 2.4%. So far, last week's performance was worse than usual at 5.1%, but settlement week conversely produced 7.7% gains.
Since Friday, CME Bitcoin futures are up around 2% with a settled price of $7,800, according to the latest data from the company. As Cointelegraph reported, futures markets, in general, continue to see strong performance despite bearish sentiment which has characterized Bitcoin price action in recent weeks and months.
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