Don’t Panic! Why Bitcoin’s 9% Drop Is Business as Usual

Bitcoin’s price tumbles 9% after reaching record highs just a day earlier, sparking concerns but analysts remain calm.

Man in the middle of the Bitcoin rollercoaster.
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  • Bitcoin has experienced a price drop following a surge that broke records.
  • Experts have downplayed the price movement, suggesting a normal correction within a larger upward trend.
  • Investors have cashed out and unwound leveraged positions, contributing to the price decline.

Major cryptocurrency Bitcoin experienced a price drop on Friday, March 15th, following a surge that brought it to record highs just a day earlier. Data from CoinMarketCap showed Bitcoin reaching a low of $65,630.

Analysts Remain Calm Despite the Dip

This price movement follows Bitcoin shattering previous records on Thursday. However, the momentum seemed to wane quickly, triggering the recent significant retest of support levels. As of press time, even Bitcoin’s old all-time high of $69,000 set in 2021 wasn’t enough to halt the decline, as it currently trades at $67,000.

Despite the sudden dip, market analysts remained calm. They highlighted that past Bitcoin bull markets have typically included corrective actions as part of a larger upward trend. In this case, the price retraction is around -10%, whereas corrections exceeding -30% are considered normal during bull runs.


This pullback follows a strong rally that propelled Bitcoin to new highs. A significant portion (over 95%) of the supply is in unrealized profit. Analysts believe this behavior aligns with expectations for a healthy bull market.

Looking Ahead

Analysts also identified a concentration of buy orders around $64,000, hinting at a possible bounce or reversal on the horizon, especially if accompanied by a decrease in open interest. Historically, the average major Bitcoin pullback during this cycle has been around 20%.

If a similar correction unfolds in this instance, it could bring the price down to $58,000. While analysts aren’t predicting this specific outcome, they advise ensuring financial stability in such a scenario.


The price dip coincided with a liquidation surge as leveraged long positions were unwound. Data from CoinGlass, an on-chain monitoring resource, indicates that combined Bitcoin liquidations reached nearly $300 million in the 24 hours leading up to press time.

On the Flipside

  • The surge in liquidations suggests that some leveraged long positions were overextended and forced to sell when the price dipped. This can exacerbate price movements.
  • The recent price movement highlights the short-term volatility inherent in the cryptocurrency market.

Why This Matters

This volatility underscores the dynamic nature of the cryptocurrency market, even during bull runs. While the current correction falls within historical ranges, it highlights the importance of investors having a risk management strategy to navigate price swings and potential losses.

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This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.