Comparing Bitcoin Volatility With Nasdaq And S&P500

Here are the cold, hard numbers in comparison of Bitcoin, NASDAQ and S&P 500:

Bitcoin 30-Day Volatility Has Plunged Down To Just 1.4% In Recent Days
As per the latest weekly report from Arcane Research, the US equities having a higher 30-day volatility than BTC has only happened twice since the year 2017.

The “volatility” is an indicator that measures how the price of an asset (like Bitcoin) has differed in day-to-day returns over a period of time.

While this timespan can be however long, the relevant period in the discussion here involves the last thirty days.

When the value of this metric is high, it means the price of the asset has been observing large daily shifts in the past month. On the other hand, low volatility values suggest an overall stale price.

Something to note about the indicator is that it only takes into account the closing prices on each day. This implies that any intraday volatility is ignored by the metric.

Just recently, for example, the volatility experienced by Bitcoin following the CPI release was as high as 9% within 12 hours, but since by the time the daily close came the price had returned back to the range, the volatility as measured by the indicator was still low for the crypto.


Bitcoin 30-day volatility has sharply gone down during the last few months, while that of S&P 500 and Nasdaq has steadily climbed up.

The indicator’s value is now 1.4% for BTC, lower than both Nasdaq’s 2.1% and S&P 500’s 1.9%. Interestingly, there have only been two instances of this kind of trend since 2017.

Master Asked on October 28, 2022 in Bitcoin.
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