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China’s increased credit impulse is expected to bode well for bitcoin and other risk assets, providing traders with new opportunities as China returns to its pre-pandemic credit expansion. According to MacroMicro, China’s credit impulse index has increased from 24% to 26% this year, indicating a significant shift in credit expansion relative to the growth rate. A continued rise in China’s credit impulse could signal expanding global asset prices and credit, supporting global risk sentiment, and providing new investment opportunities for traders.
Historically, there has been a strong correlation between China’s credit impulse and Asian equity markets, with bitcoin also impacted by these trends. In previous instances of renewed credit expansion in China, major bearish-to-bullish trend changes have coincided with bitcoin’s trend reversals in the same direction. As such, the continued rise in the credit impulse may bode well for bitcoin.
Data released on Tuesday showed that China’s new bank lending hit a record high of 10.6 trillion yuan ($1.54 trillion), up 27% from the first quarter of 2022. As a result, David Brickell, director of institutional sales at crypto liquidity network Paradigm, expects “this tidal wave of liquidity will continue to propel risk assets and crypto” as China’s recent liquidity injections come into play.
Chi Lo, senior market strategist APAC at BNP Paribas Asset Management, shares this outlook, stating that “China’s credit cycle has bottomed out. It looks set to continue to recover as shadow bank credit and equity financing – two components of aggregate financing that account for more than one-third of the total – are increasing.”
The Bottom Line
Traders should consider taking positions in bitcoin and other risk assets as China’s renewed credit expansion impacts global financial cycles and supports global risk sentiment. With a continued rise in the credit impulse expected, traders will be well-placed to benefit from these trends. However, as with all investments, traders should closely monitor market trends and be prepared to adjust their positions as necessary to seize new opportunities and manage risks.