02 May 2023

May Outlook: No blow-off top – yet

May is shaping up to become a volatile month.
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In Short

May is shaping up to become a volatile month. Macro tailwinds still exist, but debt ceiling developments may cause turmoil. I am preparing for a blow-off top in the near term, while I also expect the 2nd batch of Silk Road BTC to reach the market in May, likely pushing prices lower. In sum, the factors mentioned above suggest growing volatility ahead - creating actionable opportunities as IVs trend toward yearly lows.


  • Positives: No blow-off top yet. A final rate hike? Ongoing banking turmoil. A mesmerizing resemblance to 2019 recovery.
  • Negatives: Debt ceiling. Silk Road BTC. DCG/Genesis.
  • Action plan: Reduce exposure if we approach $40k. Accumulate if prices tumble towards H2, 22 range.
BTC reigns opaque, with both potential headwinds and tailwinds coming up in May. I am still neither a seller nor a buyer. Regardless, I will look to reduce exposure if prices move toward $40k and will resume accumulating if we revisit the H2 2022 range. Meanwhile, I flag the muted IVs in medium-term options as an attractive opportunity. 
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