The Taylor Report-Bitcoin vs Gold vs Ethereum (5/20/19)

BITCOIN Re-Grouping Amid Volatility

Bill Taylor


By Bill Taylor, Contributor/Fintek Capital

We compare the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Gold, using the CME Bitcoin Indexes (BRR & BRTI) and the CME Ethereum Indexes (ETH_RR_USD) & (ETH_RTI_USD) for reference.

5/20/19 Closing Prices:

Bitcoin:  $7,760.22 (-$170.70)
Ether:  $245.61 (-$9.75)
Gold:  $1,278 (-$7)
DJIA:  25,679.90 (-84.10)
S&P 500:  2,840.23 (-19.30)
Nasdaq Comp:  7,702.38 (-113.91)

Trading Summary Notes for Monday, 5/20/2019

  • After a huge run-up to over $8,000, BITCOIN plunged over a $1,000 then rallied back to $8,000 and now its re-grouping in the upper $7.000 area
  • Volatility is back. Is the selling over? Possibly. BTC could re-visit the lower $7,000 area BUT maybe a basing in the $7,500-$8,000 is a better call (always use stops when you aren’t sure)
  • If (IF) BITCOIN begins moving above $8,000 then a move to $10,000 would be a really good bet
  • ETH softening again. Just like BTC, ETH may be basing, say in the $225-$250 area
  • Obviously if BITCOIN runs higher ETH will follow ($300?). But, if BITCOIN spends time wandering around ETH will soften more. Neutral on ETH
  • GOLD is being held back by the strong dollar. It won’t last……….the dollar strength I mean
  • GOLD seems destined to trade between $1,265-$1,270 and $1,300…….for now
  • Again GOLD looks just like BITCOIN did at $3,500 right before it took off

Current trading positions: LONG GOLD 


Bill Taylor is Managing Partner at Fintek Capital and a frequent contributor to FintekNews