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#Mayer Multiples: The Metric That Helps Call Bitcoin Bubbles and Bottoms
Calling precise #market tops and bottoms is next to impossible in the volatile #cryptocurrency markets. That said, some traders believe identifying speculative bubbles and moments of bearish exhaustion can be made possible through the use of a fairly new metric known as the Mayer Multiple.
Created by noted investor and podcast host Trace Mayer, the Mayer Multiple is defined as “the multiple of the current #bitcoin price over the 200-day moving average.” Mayer Multiple Formula:
Bitcoin market price / 200 day MA value = Mayer Multiple
In technical #analysis , it’s generally considered a bullish (or positive) indicator when prices are above the long-term moving average (MA), whereas it’s considered bearish (or negative), when the price is below the moving average.
However, the implications are not that binary. For example, if the price is significantly higher than a long-term moving average, it’s often a sign that the underlying asset has become overvalued or what is commonly referred to as “overbought.” The opposite is the case when the #price falls excessively below the moving average.
The Mayer Multiple essentially quantifies the gap between the price and 200-day MA to identify historical values at which point bitcoin enters a speculative #bubble. In other words: when its price significantly exceeds its intrinsic value or points of seller exhaustion.
Mayer Multiple: Bitcoin
When using Mayer Multiple, the two specific values to pay keen attention to are 1 and 2.4. The significance of a 1 multiple is simple: any #valueabove 1 means bitcoin’s price has risen above the 200-day MA and any value below 1 means price has fallen beneath it.
By comparing multiples below 1 to its corresponding price action, it is evident that extensive bear markets take place when price finds acceptance below the 200 MA. On the other hand, bitcoin’s market favors the bulls when the Mayer Multiple is above 1 – but there’s an exception.