BoA Survey: Bitcoin Ranks 3rd as Most Crowded Trade after Tech Stocks and ESG

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by Bhushan Akolkar · 3 min read
BoA Survey: Bitcoin Ranks 3rd as Most Crowded Trade after Tech Stocks and ESG
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Bitcoin has been battling with tech, commodities, and ESG to emerge as one of the most popular trades over the last few months. This happens even as BTC price comes crashing down 50% from its all-time high.

On Tuesday, July 13, the Bank of America released its global fund manager survey that shows Bitcoin (BTC) is the third most crowded trade after stocks and ESG. Basically, the Global Fund Survey is a monthly report aggregating the views of over 200 institutional, mutual, and hedge fund managers worldwide.

As said, “Long Bitcoin” remains the most crowded trade after “long tech stocks” and “long ESG”. Interestingly, the “long commodities” trade has dropped to fourth place losing its third position to BTC. The Bank of America survey also shows the fund managers to be less bullish over growth, earnings, and inflation. A strong majority of 74% believe that inflation and growth will continue the “above trend”.

Back in May 2021, “Long Bitcoin” was the most crowded trade above “long tech stocks” and “long ESG”. In the month of June, “long commodities” overtook “long Bitcoin”. The Bank of America has been actively tracing the Bitcoin performance.

It has also formed a team to research crypto assets and similar financial vehicles. In a statement last week, the bank said:

“We are uniquely positioned to provide thought leadership due to our strong industry research analysis, market-leading global payments platform, and our blockchain expertise”.

Last month in June, the banking giant released a report stating that cryptocurrencies could boost economic growth in developing countries.

Even under Pressure Bitcoin Strengthens Its Position as a Popular Trade

Although bitcoin remains one of the most crowded trades over the last few months, it has been constantly trading under pressure. Bitcoin (BTC) has been sliding under its crucial support levels over the last few months.

Over the last month’s time frame, Bitcoin (BTC) is down by more than 20% and dropped under its crucial support of $33,000 earlier this week. At press time, Bitcoin is trading 1.70% down at a price of $31,297 with a market cap of $587 billion.

Bitcoin will have to defend the $30,000 at the lower end. Speaking to CoinDesk, Greg Magadini, CEO and co-founder of Genesis Volatility said:

“After the mid-May selling, volatility hit peak heights, but since then spot prices have been trading in a base range. These types of consolidation periods are perfect environments for lower-volatility trades. The main idea is for prices to meander between support and resistance, and traders sell options expecting these levels to hold. If support or resistance levels break, traders will need to quickly hedge because prices will move to new levels fast. The hedging activity from various traders on the same side of the volatility trade also creates a self-reinforcing event.”

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