While markets like Bitcoin and the S&P 500 have flatlined over recent weeks, gold has rocketed higher.
As can be seen in the chart below, the precious metal has exhibited strength since a dip to $1,670 in June. Just days ago, an ounce of gold crossed above $1,800 for the first time since the post-Great Recession rally.
The asset is benefiting from a confluence of trends, including central-bank gold purchases, extremely easy monetary policy, and a weakening dollar.
A fractal analysis by a crypto trader indicates that because the precious metal is surging, Bitcoin will rally as well.
Bitcoin Will Surge If It Follows
Gold has not been subject to the same consolidation Bitcoin has. As the cryptocurrency has stalled, gold has surged higher, passing $1,800 as aforementioned.
An analysis by a pseudonymous trader predicts that should BTC follow the trail blazed by gold, it will soon breakout as well.
The breakout will take Bitcoin about $10,000, then towards $11,000, according to the chart shared below.
The correlation between the leading cryptocurrency and gold isn’t an undocumented trend.
Bloomberg senior commodity analyst Mike McGlone remarked in June that the 52-week correlation between the two markets is reaching highs. In Bloomberg’s June Crypto Outlook, McGlone wrote:
“Increasing companionship with gold is a Bitcoin-price tailwind, in our view. At the highest-for-longest 52-week correlation and beta ever vs. the metal, the first-born crypto should continue to advance for reasons similar to gold, fueled by unprecedented global central-bank easing. Our graphic shows the Bitcoin-to-gold beta near 2x and the metal advancing toward an eight-year high.”
There’s also Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire hedge fund manager.
He did not note an explicit correlation between the two markets. But Jones did say that Bitcoin and gold both have properties that will allow them to excel in the current macroeconomic environment.
Gold Is on Track to Rally Even Higher
Further boosting the Bitcoin bull case, analysts say that gold is poised to gain even more in the weeks and months ahead.
“The Federal Reserve and central banks around the world just keep printing money – more money, more money, more money. And so, gold is going to take out the old highs, $1,950 or something, and it is going to keep going. I think we are just starting this move.”
Novogratz is notably extremely optimistic about Bitcoin as well, saying earlier this year that the asset may approach its $20,000 all-time high in 2020 or 2021.
Featured Image from Shutterstock Price tags: xbtusd, btcusd, btcusdt Charts from TradingView.com Gold Is Booming — and That Means Bitcoin Could Soon Break $10,000