5 altcoins that could be ripe for a short-term rally if Bitcoin price holds $19K


The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell to a new year-to-date low last week and closed the week with a loss of 1.55% and 3.11%, respectively.

The scenario changed drastically on Oct. 17. After earnings, the season ramped up and a sharp policy reversal from U.K. Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt added detail to the government’s plan to fix his predecessor’s (Kwasi Kwarteng’s) fiscal package, which had triggered a record fall in the value of the GBP and a near liquidation of pension plans in the United Kingdom.

At the time of writing, the Dow is up 1.78%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq present 2.57% and 3.26% respective gains. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) has managed to stay well above its year-to-date low showing short-term outperformance.

Some analysts expect that Bitcoin could be closer to a bottom. Twitter trader Alan said that the stochastic indicator on Bitcoin’s monthly chart has reached levels similar to those seen during the 2014 and 2018 bear markets, indicating a likely macro bottom.

Similarly, LookIntoBitcoin creator Philip Swift said in an interview with Cointelegraph that Bitcoin could be close to major cycle lows. Citing various metrics, Swift said that Bitcoin may face another two to three months of pain but should start its outperformance in 2023.

As Bitcoin sustains above its June low, select altcoins are attracting buyers. Let’s look at  charts of five cryptocurrencies that look interesting in the near term.