Quick Take

Over the 48-hour period of Nov. 7 and 8, short-term holders, specifically those who have maintained their Bitcoin investments for less than 155 days, have extracted a staggering $1.8B in profits. This massive profit-taking marks one of the highest volumes observed this year, rivaled only by instances such as the aftermath of the SVB collapse, the ascent to $30k in June, and a recent surge when Bitcoin began its climb from a low of $25,000.

Transfer Volume from short-term holders in profit to exchanges: (Source: Glassnode)
Transfer Volume from short-term holders in profit to exchanges (Source: Glassnode)

The supply of Bitcoin among these short-term holders currently sits at about 2.3M BTC, showcasing a continual decline.

Supply held by short-term holders: (Source: Glassnode)
Supply held by short-term holders: (Source: Glassnode)

At the same time, records show a minimal short-term holder supply in loss, reaching a low of 400 BTC. This relatively insignificant figure underscores that virtually all investors within this short-term cohort are holding onto profits. Such a trend of massive profit-taking may reflect a careful approach from these investors, possibly an attempt to safeguard their returns amidst market volatility or as a strategy to leverage high market values.

Total Supply Held in loss held by short-term holders: (Source: Glassnode)
Total Supply Held in loss held by short-term holders: (Source: Glassnode)

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