Bitcoin clung to the $6,500 late last week. Now, cryptocurrency bulls are hoping some favorable seasonality materializes for bitcoin and other digital assets.

Traders expect bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market value, to remain range-bound over the near-term. Among the myriad issues facing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is adoption. As in when cryptos will become more widely accepted and used for mainstream activities, such as basic payments and money transfers, on a larger scale.

Data from the Element Digital Asset Management indicate that with 2014 aside, the fourth quarter of each year has been positive for bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market value.

“Given that cryptocurrency markets are highly reliant on human sentiment and are rarely anchored to some sort of fundamental value, it’s not unreasonable to explore whether there is some sort of seasonality that exists,” wrote Element’s portfolio director, Thejas Nalval, and Kevin Lu, the firm’s director of quantitative research, reports MarketWatch.

Near-Term View

Over the short-term, it is critical for bitcoin’s fortunes that some positive sentiment emerges so that bullish traders have reasons to reenter the market.

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