According to the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, the cryptocurrency market is currently suffering investor fear, with a three-month low score of 27 out of 100.
The seasoned technical analysis tool informs cryptocurrency traders globally on the current emotional feeling and bias of the market by using the major cryptocurrency asset Bitcoin (BTC) as the representation of the market.
This information can then be utilized in conjunction with other analytical methodologies to predict the likelihood of a future boom or correction, as well as whether current price levels reflect a good time to buy or sell the market.
A lower number suggests a trend toward severe market fear, implying that BTC is undervalued, whereas a higher number indicates excessive market greed, implying that prices are inflated above genuine value, implying a probable drop.
The index now has a score of 27 following Bitcoin’s 10.4 percent drop to $43,313 this week. It was almost three months ago, on July 26th, when it printed a figure at or below this level.
With a score of 10, the index hit a one-year low on July 21st, followed by a parabolic recovery to five-month highs of 79 in late August and early September. The whole cryptocurrency market has experienced similar volatility, with prices frequently printing double digits.
Traders should “buy the fear, sell the greed,” according to Reddit user u/ DEDSEC_, who altered the common trading motto “buy the rumour, sell the news.”