Trading in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday, August 9, started with a weakening in investor activity.
If the day before, capital entered IT stocks, today hedge funds and traders have again begun to transfer funds to fiat currencies. According to TradingView, the US dollar index rose to 106.3 points.
Business activity indices, on the contrary, are declining. The Japanese Nikkei 225 and the Hong Kong Hang Seng sank 0.88%.
Cryptocurrencies have also experienced capital outflows. Bitcoin failed to hold above $24,000 and retreated to $23,835. Ether (ETH) and Binance Coin (BNB) fell 0.57% to $1,776 and $324.38, respectively.
Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL) and Polkadot (DOT) fell to $0.533, $42.4 and $9.13. The capitalization of the crypto market has decreased to $1.124 trillion. The correlation between bitcoin and the S&P 500 index has begun to increase again.
In June, the correlation index decreased, but already in August, it rose again to 0.65, the highest value since 2010.
Bloomberg strategist Mike McGlone attributes the BTC correction to the stock market pullback. However, he believes that the cryptocurrency is already at the bottom, and a deeper drawdown is unlikely.
Most likely, we are on the eve of a new Bitcoin run. However, McGlone doubts that BTC can quickly return to $30,000.