A Market Downturn- Flagship Vault Update Week 16

A Market Downturn- Flagship Vault Update Week 16

Over the past seven days, the Portfolio Vault's share price has decreased from $85.48 to $76.57, or a 10.56% decrease.

Over the past seven days, the share price of the Portfolio Vault went from $85.48 to $76.57, a -10.56% decrease. Regarding BTC and ETH, the Flagship portfolio vault it outperformed both BTC and ETH by 2.82% and 1.24%.

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Portfolio Vault Assets update


Bitcoin is down 13.38% this week. Inflows into the nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tied to bitcoin have been down for the last week. As this is the case, Bitcoin is currently in a downward trend.

Regarding technical indicators, Bitcoin has broken its daily trend. While this is the case, it is still within its range. It will be interesting to see how we trade in the following week, with all the Iran and Israel invasion talks.

Bitcoin Daily

The Open Network

Over the past week, TON has seen a 20.29% decrease. Recently, Tether announced that they will be bringing their stablecoin USDT to the TON ecosystem. Being the first large stablecoin on TON, tether will attract more liquidity to the ecosystem.

TON's daily chart is another great-looking chart. After taking a leg up, TON is now in its consolidation phase and cooling off.

Ton Daily

Pendle Finance

Pendle has decreased by 17.30% over the last seven days, continuing its long-term and short-term trends. The Total Value Locked (TVL) has remained close to its ATH levels, while Pendle keeps achieving weekly milestones.

Pendle's technical indicators are also very bullish. Like TON, it had a leg and will probably consolidate in the coming days and weeks.

Pendle Daily


Solana has decreased by 24.79% in the last seven days. With Solana overtaking Ethereum on DEX volumes, most on-chain participants have flipped over to Solana because of the cheap fees.

The chart for Solana looks good in terms of a high time frame, as it has retraced a large part of its previous move and looking to build support at the last consolidation phase.

Solana Daily


Fetch has been down 27.85% in the last seven days. It is currently undergoing a merger with SingularityNet and Ocean Protocol. They are discussing merging their tokens into an AltSignals (ASI) token with a fully diluted valuation of $7.5 billion.

The Bearish high-time frame divergences of Fetch have now played out. If Bitcoin were to move up and reclaim its daily trend, Fetch would be a big winner in this case.



Bittensor is down 34.93% in the last seven days. Spot Bittensor was finally listed on a tier 1 exchange. Binance has decided to Bittensor. This inclusion on Binance could boost TAO’s market liquidity and accessibility, potentially elevating its market position.

While Bittensor has been underperforming these last few weeks, from a fundamental perspective, it is one of the strongest projects out there. It captures every sub-AI sector, as all of these can be built on the Bittensor Network.



Ondo Finance is down 3.50% in the last seven days. Ondo is a DeFi protocol that aims to provide institutional-grade financial products on the blockchain, including tokens backed by U.S. Treasuries. It has been supported by prominent figures in the financial industry, including Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest asset management firms.

Ondo's technical indicators are also very bullish. Like TON and Pendle, it had a leg up in and will probably consolidate in the coming days and weeks.

Ondo Daily


Pyth Network is down 30.10% in the last seven days. With new applications being launched daily, more and more are picking Pyth over Chainlink as an Oracle provider. This has caused the gap in market cap to diminish. There is speculation that Pyth Stakers will also receive numerous airdrops.

Pyth had a significant run-up the month and retraced the move. It is reaching a fascinating point for another leg up. If Bitcoin trades higher, Pyth will follow.

Pyth Network


Stacks is down 25.82% in the last seven days. Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts. The Nakamoto scaling upgrade will begin rolling out between April 15 and 29.

With the Nakamoto upgrade being implemented, Bitcoin halving and having had a significant retracement, Stacks could be reentering the spotlight, especially with the recent hype for Bitcoin DeFi and the release of Runes.

Stacks Daily

Indicator list

Forex Markets

The Forex market is a proxy for risk on or off the environment. EUR/USD is looking strong, and the Forex market is currently looking like a risk-off environment. The dollar is looking quite strong. It trades above 100 and above the 200-day MA, a high-risk-off scenario. Macro indicators have less influence on the crypto ecosystem at this time.

DeFi Stablecoin TVL.

When the Total Value Locked (TVL) exceeds the market capitalization, it indicates a risk-on environment. Conversely, if the TVL falls below the market cap, it suggests a risk-off scenario where investors are more cautious. Recently, TVL has been trending upward, thus indicating a risk to the environment.

Defi Stables

Relative Strength Index

The relative strength index (RSI) is a momentum indicator; RSI measures the speed and magnitude of an asset's recent price changes. When the RSI is above 50 on either daily or weekly charts, it signals a risk-on environment. Conversely, an RSI below 50 on these timeframes suggests a risk-off atmosphere. With both daily charts now having lost the 50 RSI, we could experience another 10-15% drop.

We utilise the 12, 21, and 36 Exponential Moving Averages (EMA), precise tools for market analysis, to determine the daily and weekly trends. A move below these EMAs on the daily chart will indicate a shift towards a risk-off environment, signalling caution among investors. The market is showing signs of stagnation but hasn't lost the daily trend, suggesting a steady state without clear indications of a downturn. When the market reclaims its position above these EMAs on the daily timeframe, it will be considered a sign of transitioning into a risk-on environment. Currently, we have lost the daily trends, untill the daily trends have been reclaimed we could experience some more downturn.


Bitcoin Dominance

Bitcoin Dominance (BTC.D) doesn't directly indicate a risk-on or risk-off environment. Still, it is crucial in deciding our allocation strategy between Bitcoin and the rest of our portfolio. An upward trend in BTC.D suggests an increased allocation towards Bitcoin, while a downward trend signals a shift in preference towards investing more in blockchains and decentralized applications (dApps). Currently, we're on the lookout for an upward move. This could lead to a scenario where Bitcoin experiences a parabolic rise, potentially causing altcoins to bleed. Alternatively, a correction in Bitcoin could result in an even more significant downturn for altcoins.


ETF Inflows

Reviewing ETF inflows helps us understand the money movements of institutional investors. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) appeared strong at the beginning of the week but has shown signs of weakness in the last few days, indicating increased interest or confidence. However, GBTC often acts as a lagging indicator compared to other parties, which means its movements might not immediately reflect broader market trends. This pattern suggests a cautious approach to interpreting its recent performance as a definitive sign of risk-on sentiment.

BTC flows

Total Market Caps

In analyzing market cap indicators to gauge the overall sentiment in the crypto market, we consider three different aspects. The first indicator, which is the total market cap of the cryptocurrency sector, hasn't reached an all-time high but is showing positive signs, indicating a risk-on environment that suggests confidence among investors.

The second market cap indicator, which excludes Bitcoin, appears weaker than the first and faces resistance. This situation presents a neutral to risk-off sentiment for altcoins while still bullish for Bitcoin, suggesting that Bitcoin might be a safer bet than other cryptocurrencies in the current market condition.

The third indicator goes further by excluding Bitcoin and Ethereum from the total market cap, revealing an even more bearish outlook. This hints at a potential increase in bearish sentiment across altcoins, except Bitcoin, which remains relatively bullish.


Global liquidity trends serve as a barometer for market sentiment, with an upward trend being synonymous with a risk-on environment. This suggests investors are more willing to take on risk, buoyed by the availability of capital. Conversely, a downward trend in global liquidity marks a shift towards a risk-off environment, indicating a more cautious approach by investors as capital becomes scarcer.

Similarly, the trend in US liquidity follows the same pattern. An increase in US liquidity points to a risk-on sentiment within the United States, reflecting confidence and a willingness among investors to pursue riskier assets. On the other hand, a decline in US liquidity signals a risk-off mood, where there's a tendency to shy away from risk, prioritizing stability and safer investments instead.

Currently, both global liquidity and US liquidity have started to show upward trends, suggesting a more risk-on environment in markets. This indicates that investors, both globally and in the US, could have a larger risk appetite.


Risk profile

We have decided to remain ultra-bullish on Bitcoin despite seeing a loss of trends and a more bearish environment. We are still in a bull market and are already completely deployed at better prices. Consequently, we have decided not to rebalance the vault. As such, the new vault allocations are:

Vault Allocation
Vault Allocation

Until next week,

Flagship’s Captain team

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