The Bitcoin-Gold-China Connection
Bitcoin and gold have significantly decoupled, breaking the tight correlation dating from Feb 2022. Is this a sign things are breaking?
Bitcoin Decouples with Gold
Bitcoin and gold have similar inflation-hedge narratives. Currently, gold has a lower inflation rate (1.7%) than Bitcoin (1.8%), but it will be a monumental flip at the halving. A simplistic inflation story would require gold and bitcoin to rise together. However, gold is getting hammered in the last few days while bitcoin is bouncing.
Very recently, Bitcoin has been trending higher as gold crashes. They are decoupling over the last week in a very obvious way. We might expect gold to lag bitcoin during moves, but this is exactly the opposite direction. Gold is crashing while bitcoin has been bouncing.