Goldman Sachs to launch cryptocurrency trading desk

The Goldman Sachs Group plans to set up a trading desk for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin by the end of June 2018
22 December 2017   1092

The Goldman Sachs Group, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services, is reportedly going to launch a trading desk to make markets in digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The bank plans to set up cryptocurrency trading by the end of June of 2018.

In response to client interest in digital currencies, we are exploring how best to serve them.
 

Michael DuVally

Goldman Sachs spokesman

The representatives of Goldman Sachs said in interview with Bloomberg that the company will assemble a team in New York, although the bank did not make a decision where to house the desk, but it is possible that it will function within the fixed-income, currencies and commodities unit’s systematic trading function, which conducts transactions electronically.

In the beginning of November 2017 we have reported that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said in interview to Bloomberg that he wasn’t comfortable with bitcoin, but he was open to this cryptocurrency.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin:

  • Average price: $13 138,10
  • Marketcap: $220 146 102 687
  • 24h volume: $16 930 200 000

Goldman Sachs to Give Bullish BTC Forecast

Goldman Sachs experts expect to see bitcoin near the $ 13,971 mark
12 August 2019   205

While Wall Street representatives sometimes come back to criticize Bitcoin, the well-known investment bank Goldman Sachs gives its own forecast for the price of cryptocurrency. To the surprise of many, it turned out to be bullish.

A note for Goldman Sachs customers on Twitter shared by Three Arrows Capital CEO Su Zhu.

As follows from the publication, in the short term, Goldman Sachs expects to see bitcoin near the $ 13,971 mark.

An unnamed analyst builds his forecast based on the Elliott Wave Theory. According to him, with a high degree of probability, bitcoin will rebound from the level of $ 11,094 in the coming days. After this, the opportunity will arise “for at least one more leap to $ 12,916 and $ 13,971”.

On the other hand, a pullback from the indicated levels should be considered as an opportunity to buy cryptocurrency against the backdrop of weakness, if its rate does not fall below $ 9,084.

What is more surprising: that Goldman Sachs has a bullish target on BTC, that they have any target at all, or that they use Elliott Wave Theory? I'm personally most surprised they cant be bothered to use a chart that includes weekend price action.
 

Su Zhu
CEO, Three Arrows

Short-term stop orders for long positions should be placed at $ 10,791, according to Goldman Sachs.