How US banks 40 percent profit loss helped Bitcoin price recover 20 percent overnight

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Bitcoin made a fast 20 percent turnaround from the weekend’s bloodbath, while American banks are planning to record big losses in their forthcoming quarterly results.

The dollar value of Bitcoin (BTC) soared 20 percent overnight to Jan. 12, when the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency rapidly recovered from a 27 percent fall experienced only days earlier. The larger cryptocurrency industry followed suit on Tuesday, with more than $150 billion flowing back to the worldwide market cap on the same day.

Bitcoin’s spot price soared from $30,468 to $36,633 in just over 15 hours leading up to Tuesday morning, reflecting 20.2 percent overnight earnings. This returned much of the losses suffered by the coin over the previous weekend, when the BTC price fell from $41,880 to $30,468.

Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: CoinGecko

As reported by Reuters on Jan. 11, major financial institutions in the United States are looking to put 2020 squarely behind them when the fourth quarter is announced on Friday. Financial experts predict a strong difference between the recent fortunes of Bitcoin and those of the legacy banking industry, with some expecting losses of more than 40%.

Citigroup Inc is forecast to report a 42 per cent fall over the last three months of the previous year, although analysts estimate that Wells Fargo & Co will experience a comparable decline of about 39 per cent. Next week, Bank of America Corp will issue its own quarterly report, which is projected to display a 33% decrease in earnings.

Not all bank suffered similarly by the end of 2020, but JPMorgan Chase & Co is predicted to decline by less than 5%. Two big banks are projected to report optimistic results for the final quarter: Morgan Stanley is expected to post 1 per cent of earnings, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is expected to raise its quarterly profits by 43 per cent on the basis of good stock market services.

Facing obvious volatility in the banking industry, Jason Goldberg, Barclays analyst, says that most companies will be looking to close the door in 2020 and stay confident about the coming year.

“You can look at Q4 as somewhat of a transition quarter as you put some of the challenges from 2020 in the rear-view mirror and look ahead to an improved 2021,” said Goldberg.

Any bank stocks have only recovered 35% since the US presidential election in November. The announcement of an on-going VOCID-19 vaccine within the same time frame is believed to have restored faith to prudent investors.

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