- It was a bearish day for the crypto top ten on Saturday, with ripple (XRP) seeing a five-day winning streak end.
- Friday’s US jobs report continued to resonate, with the threat of a more hawkish Fed weighing on risk appetite.
- The bearish session led the crypto market cap down $6.3 billion to $901.3 billion for the day.
Friday’s US jobs report continued weighing investor appetite. A fall in the US unemployment rate to 3.5% allows the Fed to take a more aggressive path to bring inflation to target.
With a 75-basis point Fed rate hike for November baked in, the markets are looking toward the December move. The FedWatch tool gives a 63.1% probability of the Federal Funds Rate ending the year at 4.5% and a 23.4% chance of ending the year at 4.75%. One week ago, the probability of the Federal Funds Rate rising to 4.75% in December was 0%.
Following the NASDAQ 100’s 3.80% tumble on Friday, we expect the NASDAQ 100 Mini to influence the crypto market in the final hour (UTC) of today’s session. A lack of crypto news leaves the broader crypto market in the hands of the Fed, reflected in the continued crypto correlation with the NASDAQ.
Crypto Market Falls for a Fourth Consecutive Session
On Saturday, the crypto market rose to an early morning high of $903.3 billion before sliding to a late low of $898.3 billion. However, a late partial recovery left the crypto market down $6.6 billion to $901.3 billion for the day.
The fourth consecutive daily loss left the crypto market cap up by $17 billion (+1.92%), Monday to Saturday.
The Crypto Market Movers and Shakers from the Top Ten and Beyond
It was a bearish Saturday session for the crypto top ten.
From the CoinMarketCap top 100, it was a mixed session.
24-Hour Crypto Liquidations Slide Despite Bearish Crypto Session
Over 24 hours, total liquidations hit reverse, despite the bearish Saturday and bearish start to the Sunday session. At the time of writing, 24-hour liquidations stood at $32.09 million, down from $82.53 million on Saturday morning.
Liquidated traders over the last 24 hours also fell. At the time of writing, liquidated traders stood at 12,467 versus 23,689 on Saturday morning. Liquidations were down over one, four, and 12 hours.
According to Coinglass, 12-hour liquidations were down from $72.50 million to $27.06 million, with four-hour liquidations down from $3.70 million to $2.69 million. One-hour liquidations fell from $0.482 million to $0.202 million, which remains well below normal levels.
The chart below shows market conditions throughout the session.