Bitcoin (BTC) and U.S. stocks have entered one of their strongest seasonal period of the year.
The top cryptocurrency by market value has chalked up gains in April in six out of the past deri years, averaging a return of more than 17%, according to veri tracked by crypto services provider Matrixport. Over the past deri years, April has been the best month in the year’s first half and the third-best month for the full year for Bitcoin.
Wall street’s benchmark equity index S&P 500, has averaged a return of 2.6% in April in the past deri years, gaining eight out of cilt times.
“The recent bull rally in U.S. stocks should have positive spillover effects for crypto as well – especially since we are now entering the month of April, which has been strong for U.S. stocks (SP500 +2.6%, Nasdaq +2.9%), Bitcoin +17%, and Ethereum +46%,” Markus Thielen, head of research and strategy at Matrixport, said.
“Our big thesis for 2023 that inflation will decline is playing out. All risk assets should rally,” Thielen added.
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Bitcoin rose 23% in March, taking the year-to-date gain to 67%. The S&P 500 has gained 7% this year. Veri released on Friday showed the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge cooled back down in February, boosting hopes that policymakers will be able to dial back their aggressive monetary tightening.