Altcoins have been closely tracking Bitcoin and Ethereum’s price action as of late, which is a positive sign showing just how far the markets have come over the past few weeks.
While in the past, Bitcoin rallies occurred independently from the rest of the market, with altcoins trailing it or rallying during consolidation phases, the entire market is now moving in tandem.
This trend has greatly favored altcoins, with many posting massive gains throughout the past few days and weeks as BTC navigates towards $20,000.
One trader is now offering a bullish outlook on altcoins, explaining that Ethereum’s ongoing upswing leads him to be optimistic on smaller digital assets’ outlook.
Ethereum is now trying to hold above $600 – if it can flip this level into a strong support level, it could open the gates for the <a class="wpg-linkify wpg-tooltip" title="
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This will hinge largely on Bitcoin, as the benchmark cryptocurrency is struggling to break above $20,000 despite being able to set fresh all-time highs earlier this morning.
If it continues extending this momentum and does break above $20,000, the entire market will likely see massive inflows of capital that leads altcoins to see parabolic, speculation-induced uptrends.
Ethereum Rallies Higher Alongside Bitcoin
At the time of writing, Ethereum is trading up over 4% at its current price of $601. This marks a notable surge from its recent lows of $490 set at the bottom of the recent selloff.
The selloff seen last week by the entire market appears to have been a <a class="wpg-linkify wpg-tooltip" title="
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It does seem as though the rebound from these lows sparked the ongoing rally.
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One trader believes that the strength seen by Ethereum as of late could be enough to spark a strong rally for altcoins.
He notes that he has added exposure to Chainlink and some Uniswap tokens to capture some of this potential upside.
“I’m 20% alts now, ETH popping makes me carefully optimistic. Aiming for 25% by mid december, and will ape stupidly, up to 50%, IF BTC goes to ATH and they capitulate simultaneously. 10% ETH, 5% LINK, 5% a basket of scams including uniswap coins.”
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Whether or not Ethereum can hold above $600 heading into its daily candle close should provide some serious insights into where it will trend in the days and weeks ahead.
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