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Why is the Dogecoin price down today?

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  • Dogecoin has taken a nosedive amid the U.S. GDP growth data, which is now trading at $0.1461.
  • As DOGE tanks, the rest of the crypto market is on a downward spiral, with the crypto market cap standing at $2.45 Trillion.
  • Crypto investors have moving to invest DOGE on the back of the possibility of X adopting it as a payment coin option.

In light of the underwhelming U.S. GDP growth data and its potential impact on the Federal Reserve’s future actions, the price of Dogecoin has experienced a decline, aligning with the broader crypto market’s adjustments.

At the time of writing, the value of Dogecoin (DOGE) stands at $0.1461, reflecting a slight 0.2% increase within the past hour and a 1.6% decline compared to yesterday. The current value of DOGE has experienced a decrease of 8.1% in the last 7 days.

Dogecoin takes an L

Today’s decline in Dogecoin is part of a larger downward trend in the crypto market, which began following the release of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) on April 25th.

Currently, the global crypto market cap stands at $2.45 Trillion, with a slight decrease of -0.83% in the past 24 hours and a significant increase of 94.04% compared to one year ago. Currently, the BTC market cap of stands at $1.24 Trillion, indicating a Bitcoin dominance of 50.56%. 

In the current landscape, the market cap of Stablecoins stands at an impressive $161 Billion, representing a significant 6.58% share of the total crypto market cap.

In the first quarter of 2024, the growth of the U.S. economy was 1.6%, which fell short of the anticipated 2.5%. In March, there was a 0.3% increase in personal consumption expenditures.

Given the lackluster economic indicators, it appears that swap traders have adjusted their outlook for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts in 2024. Their expectations have been significantly lowered to just 33 basis points, which is a notable decrease from the initial projections of more than six quarter-point cuts earlier in the year.

Due to expectations of continued high interest rates, the yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury note reached 4.739% on April 24, marking its highest level in five months. The open interest (OI) of Dogecoin has seen a significant decline, falling from its peak of $2.21 billion about a month ago to $774 million as of April 27. Furthermore, the funding rate currently stands at 0.0063% per eight hours.

Based on the decrease in OI and the low funding rate, it appears that there is a prevailing bearish sentiment in the market. It appears that traders are adopting a cautious stance, possibly due to the uncertainty surrounding the future price movements of Dogecoin. Alternatively, it could suggest a decrease in overall interest in trading Dogecoin with high leverage.

Should you invest in DOGE?

Approximately three years ago, Dogecoin embarked on a remarkable journey towards reaching new heights. During the frenzy of meme-stock mania, the dog-inspired token managed to captivate speculators and reach its highest price of just under $0.74 in May 2021.

Since then, Dogecoin has experienced a decline while the rest of the crypto market is gradually recovering. At the present moment, the token is currently 78% lower than its highest point in history.

Last year, Dogecoin had a significantly lower performance compared to the top two cryptocurrencies. However, it is leading the pack in 2024, with an impressive 79% increase year-to-date.

Understanding the factors behind these significant price fluctuations in relation to digital assets can be quite challenging. There is a potential catalyst that some experts speculate on: the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs. If this were to happen, it could pave the way for more approvals in the future. 

It is possible that X, previously referred to as Twitter, may consider incorporating Dogecoin as a payment method within their social news app. From an academic standpoint, this would potentially stimulate demand for the DOGE token, resulting in an increase in its price.

However, the enthusiasm for this potentially groundbreaking result appears to be diminishing. In the month of April, Dogecoin experienced a significant decline of 27%. The world of economics is filled with rapid fluctuations, as different trends can swiftly rise and fall.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decision.

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