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One of our favorite series indicators has recently flipped to the upside. The cost ratio based on the cost of STH (Short-Term Carrier) and LTH (Long-Term Carrier) has recently started to decline over the past two weeks, indicating a shift in market conditions.
The scale is first explained in detail in Daily Dive # 070.
Historically, the scale has been one of the most accurate market indicators for Bitcoin, as the relationships between the short- and long-term holders and the acceleration/deceleration of the cost basis of the two groups involved are very beneficial.
While it is true that the short-term holders are still underwater in aggregate (relative to the average cost basis of the group), the market has absorbed a lot of losses over the past few months, and with a relative backlog, its STH LTH ratio has flipped backward upwards.
The backtest of the ratio over time speaks for itself:
Here is a display of the inputs that go into the same ratio:
Similarly, last Wednesday in Daily Dive #144 We highlighted the upside in the delta gradient, which is another measure of market momentum.
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