Trakx Weekly Update: May 15, 2023
Key Crypto Market Figures
CTIs Weekly Performance
Crypto prices remained in consolidation mode over the past week, with the Trakx Top 10 Crypto CTI down 5% on the week. For a second successive week it was the Trakx Inflation Hedge CTI that recorded the best performance, declining by less than 1%, while the Diversifier and NFT Metaverse indices witnessed the weakest performance, off by 11% and 10% respectively.
The ongoing choppy behaviour of crypto is very much a reflection of considerable uncertainty about the macro environment, which is also impacting tradfi asset markets leaving them largely directionless. The greatest near-term source of uncertainty relates to the US debt ceiling stand off. However, the more substantive risk relates to Fed interest rate policy. Investors continue to anticipate a swift return to Fed easing amid increasing concern that the regional banking crisis is curtailing credit – potentially a harbinger of a hard-landing/recession. Yet, as last week’s US CPI report illustrated, inflation remains well-above target making it very difficult for the Fed to justify trimming borrowing costs. We plan to publish on this topic later this week, so stay tuned.
Sources: Trakx, Coingecko, Alphavantage
- OpenAI CEO Nears $100M Funding for Worldcoin Crypto: Cryptotimes
- Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Other Big Firms Back Launch of Financial Blockchain: Decrypt
- Among Bitcoin Developers, Debate Is Raging Over Whether to Censor Ordinals BRC-20s: Coindesk
- Zimbabwe sells millions of gold-backed crypto tokens despite IMF warning: Cointelegraph
- Binance Announces Exit from Canada, Citing Regulatory Tensions: Coindesk
- Ryan Shea crypto economist at Trakx was quoted in the article “Bitcoin pops as US inflation comes in below estimates” in The Block
Trakx CTIs Performance
Sources: Coingecko and AlphaVantage
*Return of bitcoin is calculated since 01/05/2020, while CTIs performances were calculated since their respective launch date.
**Includes simulated performance.
***The risk signal is determined according to the historical volatility level, the higher the riskier.
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