Bitcoin Price Increases: Why Q2?Many are understandably wondering what could be the cause of this trend. The replies have proposed some theories. For one, Q2 may be a busy time for Bitcoin due to the end of the fiscal year, new budgets, and new investment plans.
However, some users claimed that the trend was only due to coincidence. There always has to be stronger and weaker quarters, and things change based on market conditions. However, the strong tendency towards gains in Q2 each year points towards an underlying pattern that goes beyond coincidence. In bringing Bitcoin’s price history back further to include 2010 through 2013, a similar trend is seen. Q2 2011 saw Bitcoin rise 1980 percent, and then a 37 percent increase in Q2 2012. Q2 2013 saw a marginal decrease of -2 percent.
Fiscal year end, new budget and investment plans— i.am.nomad (@IamNomad) December 3, 2019
Other TheoriesOther theories proposed have revolved around the increase of cryptocurrency-related conferences around this time, the historical decline of global energy costs in Q2, and tax seasons. However, it’s worth noticing that Bitcoin’s first major breakout in price occurred in Q2 of 2011 — which saw BTC rise 1,980 percent. This, perhaps, established a psychological precedent for consistently strong Q2 performances year-by-year for Bitcoin. Altogether, Bitcoin has risen 2,406 percent in Q2 from 2010 to 2019. This is more than double the second-leading quarter by gains, Q4, which has posted 1,145 percent gains from 2010 to 2019. Altogether, while is important to notice patterns and rationalize them, sometimes a pattern is just a pattern. However, the more traders are aware of Q2 being a strong time for Bitcoin, the more it may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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