Chart by way of Piper Sandler’s new word on Coinbase. They don’t suppose it’s buying and selling as a proxy for Bitcoin however I do know it’s. Right here’s their take:
COIN shares have carried out in-line with bitcoin since reaching an all-time closing excessive on 11/9/21. COIN shares and the value of bitcoin (which we use as a proxy for broader cryptocurrency costs) have fallen 46.4% & 45.5%, respectively, since COIN reached a document closing excessive on 11/9/21. Whereas that is definitely a major transfer to the draw back, we imagine it has extra to do with buyers pricing in future price hikes throughout fintech/development investments as an entire and fewer to do with the anticipated trajectory of cryptocurrency/digital asset adoption.
Anyway, right here’s my take: There may be completely no likelihood that Coinbase works as a inventory as long as crypto costs, BTCUSD particularly, stay in a 50% drawdown. And – clearly! – a Bitcoin rally again the highs just about ensures a a lot greater COIN value. It additionally works the opposite means – if Coinbase finds itself in a large regulatory drawback, Bitcoin costs will really feel that strain. If there’s a giant information breach or hacking occasion for Coinbase, Bitcoin will fall out of worry for the safety of crypto basically.
So sure, I perceive it’s not actually a Bitcoin ETF. But it surely’s shut sufficient, no?
A Prime Decide Amongst These Impacted By The Danger Asset Pullback
Piper Sandler – January twenty fifth, 2022