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Why Is The Dogecoin Price Down Today?

Dogecoin (DOGE), the foremost meme coin, is down over 6% in the last 24 hours according to data from CoinMarketCap. This downtrend can be attributed to the price movement of the flagship crypto, Bitcoin. 

Dogecoin Drops Alongside Bitcoin

Dogecoin’s price also experienced a sharp decline as the flagship crypto dropped from over $66,000 to below $64,000 in the last 24 hours. Altcoins like DOGE are known to experience a similar downtrend whenever Bitcoin’s price records a correction like the way it has done. Generally, the global crypto market is down over 4%, thanks to this occurrence. 

Several factors are believed to have contributed to Bitcoin’s recent decline (and, by extension, Dogecoin and other altcoins). One is the upcoming release of the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) inflation data on April 26. Despite estimates from the Cleveland Fed, predicting that the PCE data will show that inflation has slowed, crypto investors are still wary, given that the March Consumer Price Index (CPI) data didn’t show any disinflationary progress. 

Crypto investors are also still apprehensive about the conflict in the Middle East. Although tensions between Israel and Iran seem to have subsided, there is still the belief that things could quickly get heated again. The impact this geopolitical conflict has on the crypto market has become evident, and investors want to avoid getting burned again. 

Meanwhile, the Spot Bitcoin ETFs, which now significantly impact the crypto market, have seen their inflows slow this month. The demand for these investment funds has drastically dropped, contributing to the unimpressive price action among crypto tokens like Dogecoin, given the amount of liquidity they brought into the market at their peak. 

Interestingly, the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, recorded zero daily inflows into its iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) for the first time on April 24, further underscoring how bad things have become. 

DOGE Still Expected To Experience Further Price Declines

Based on crypto analyst CrediBULL Crypto’s recent analysis, the foremost meme coin is still expected to experience further price declines even when the crypto market picks up again. The analyst mentioned that the crypto market is getting to the point where liquidity in memes like Dogecoin and other altcoins will get sucked by Bitcoin as it makes its move to $100,000

The crypto analyst predicts that Dogecoin could drop to as low as $0.5 when this happens, suggesting there wouldn’t be enough liquidity for the meme coin to maintain any uptrend. However, crypto analyst Kevin (formerly OG Yomi) offered a different opinion, noting that nothing on the monthly time frame suggests Dogecoin will drop to as low as $0.5.

DOGE price drops below $0.15 | Source: DOGEUSDT on Tradingview.com

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