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Bitcoin Price Declines But Rallies Above $300

The price of bitcoin declined nearly 8% over the course of the day’s trading, falling to below $300 before recovering at around $310.

Nov 11, 2015 at 10:43 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. UTC

The price of bitcoin declined nearly 8% over the course of the day’s trading, falling from $337.93 to below $300 before recovering.

Data from the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) indicates the most rapid declines started at roughly 1:30 UTC, with the price falling to a daily low of $298.75 by 3:00 UTC.

Overall, the decrease marked the second consecutive day in which the price of bitcoin has lost gains created at the beginning of the month, when it climbed to year highs.

Year-over-year, the price of bitcoin was down roughly $50, as the price closed at roughly $366.99 on 12th November.

year over year

Prices movements were similar on the CoinDesk CNY BPI, which at press time had fallen roughly 7% from the day’s open ¥2,144.84 to ¥2,001.89. Further, the CNY BPI hit a low of ¥1,879.61 at 3:00 UTC.

There were signs that traders are starting to turn bearing on their outlook for the bitcoin price, however, as data from BFXdata revealed the number of short positions (BTC/USD) opened on margin trading exchanges was on the rise.

swaps

BTC swaps (shorts) represented 18.3% of market positions opened at press time, up from 12.6% on 6th November.

Price up and down via Shutterstock

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