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DeFi Alpha Call #22 Recap

Market Overview, NFT Roundup & Tutorial


00:01 Market Overview
01:24 Bitcoin
02:07 USD
02:22 Week Ahead
03:53 MAKER
05:19 Moving Averages
07:13 ETH
08:20 Positioning
08:55 Volumes on Exchanges
11:16 Volatility Signals
13:08 NFTs
16:50 DeFi Coins
20:01 MATIC
21:33 Tutorials

Hello Defiers! This is a recap of our latest DeFi Alpha Call that took place on 10/11/2022 in Discord.

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Market Overview

Everyone is trying to predict the Fed's next move. In fact, I believe that the majority of investors are holding out hope that the economy will show symptoms of weakness so that the Fed will be less aggressive with rate hikes.

  • This is the worst year for stock markets in at least the last 50 years.

  • We’re in a phase where good news/data results in a selloff and vice versa

  • Crypto continues to hold up better than equities

  • Inflation numbers tomorrow and retail sales on Friday could move the markets. Today’s Fed minutes showed that the central bank intends to continue raising interest rates until inflation is tamed.


  • Not a lot of action.

Most of the time, when the markets are calm and trade in a tight range for a prolonged period, this is followed by range expansion. You can think of the market as building up energy for a larger move.


  • USD just won’t give up.

  • The pattern of higher lows followed by higher highs continues. So until this is broken, it's premature to call the top.

Technical Perspective

From a purely technical point of view, everything looks bad because all the key moving averages have been broken and the 200-day moving average is now firmly pointing down. At this point, I would say that any long trades are more tactical than long-term bets.

  • If macroeconomic conditions get worse, the markets have plenty of room to fall. 

One of the most widely-followed rules of technical analysis is that the 200-day moving average is the line in the sand between a bullish market and a bearish market for any asset.

👉 Technical analysis will be the focus of one of the upcoming calls. Exclusive to premium Defiers. Stay tuned for details.

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