Hi,

not paying any attention to bitcoins lately, I know realize how its marketprice has risen since november or mid january. Trying to understand this I looked at this graph:

http://www.bitcoinx.com/charts1/depth_mtgox.pngand I find myself with two questions:

Do I interpret correctly that the red chart reflects the amount of BTCs people ask for / would like to buy? If that is so, why does BTC price rice with declining demand? Or am I indeed confusing ask and bid sum here?

Why do the graphs seem to have a synchronized or even an axially symmetric signal/part to their trends?

Thank you

Luigi

Red is asks... in other words, what people with bitcoins are asking in exchange for them. So you have that backwards. In addition, there are many more exchanges and much volume never touches an exchange, so you can't use that graph to determine supply and demand for bitcoin.