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Bitcoin erases post-FOMC drop; correlation with stocks breaks – Cryptocurrency News

On Wednesday, Bitcoin and most altcoins plummeted but did not approach their 2022 lows, after the Fed proceeded with the widely expected third consecutive 75 basis points rate hike and signaled a more aggressive tightening path.

Is the US stock market headed for new lows?

Stock markets have taken heavy damage this year, suffering at the hands of rapidly rising interest rates. Valuations have compressed but are still not cheap enough to lure in bargain hunters, and there is a clear risk that earnings estimates are revised lower as the data pulse slows, especially in Europe and China.

Cryptos drop on hot US CPI print, Ethereum completes Merge – Cryptocurrency News

Crypto markets extended their losses on Friday as increasing fears of a recession coupled with expectations of a more aggressive tightening path by the Fed in its effort to get the high and sticky inflation under control, continue to undermine investor sentiment towards risky assets.

Can the EU’s energy plan rescue the euro from the doldrums?

The euro has been besieged on several fronts this year. Having already been on the backfoot due to the widening monetary policy divergence with the United States, the euro then had to contend with the immediate fallout of the war in Ukraine as harsh sanctions were slapped on Russia.

Italian election: Will a far-right victory hurt the euro?

Italy will head to the polls on September 25 amid the painful energy crunch. The political landscape in the third largest EU economy has been notoriously unstable and it might enter a new era of uncertainty during the next few months, as the far right is largely expected to come into power for the first time after a century.

Bitcoin bounces back after hitting 2-month low – Cryptocurrency News

On Wednesday, Bitcoin fell below $19,000 for the first time since June, pressured by a significant drop in equity markets and the greenback’s persistent strength.

What does Liz Truss mean for the UK economy and the pound?

The UK entered a new era on September 5, as Liz Truss became the nation’s new prime minister.  With inflation in the UK in the double digits for the first time in 40 years, the real disposable income for households has slumped to the lowest since we have data for, and therefore, frantic citizens may be biting their nails in anticipation of whether Truss’s new policies will indeed relieve them from the pain of prohibitively high consumer prices.

Yen breaks down, but FX intervention won’t change much

The Japanese yen has resumed its terrifying downtrend, crushed under the boot of a central bank that refuses to follow other economies in raising interest rates.

Bitcoin reclaims $20,000 after Jackson Hole Bloodbath – Cryptocurrency News

On Friday, Bitcoin and major altcoins plummeted but did not approach their 2022 lows, after Jerome Powell restated the Fed’s commitment to tame inflation at any cost and warned against premature loosening at the Jackson Hole symposium.

Crypto markets consolidate ahead of Jackson Hole – Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin and most altcoins have been trading within a tight range during the past week as crypto investors and markets are eagerly awaiting Jerome Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on Friday.

Bitcoin retreats after hawkish FOMC minutes – Cryptocurrency News

In the last couple of months, Bitcoin and most major altcoins have been recovering from their 2022 bottoms, closely following the positive performance of stocks amid signs of inflation easing in the US.

Is China headed for a Lehman-style crisis?

The Chinese economic miracle seems to have turned into a nightmare lately. With a property sector in collapse and an overleveraged banking system as global interest rates move higher at the speed of light, there is a clear risk that China might suffer a 2008 moment that infects the entire global financial system.

Bitcoin gains on signs of inflation peak – Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin and other major altcoins have bounced back from their 2022 lows and are currently extending their advance as the latest US CPI print reinforced expectations that the Fed could scale down its aggressive approach on monetary tightening later in the year.

S&P 500 resumes rebound after stumble; so has it truly bottomed out?

The softer-than-expected US CPI print for July has kickstarted the stalled rally on Wall Street, intensifying the bullish bets that the six-month downtrend is over.

Bitcoin holds above $23,000 key support – Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin and other major altcoins have bounced back from their 2022 lows and remain comfortably above their recent support regions on signs that geopolitical tensions are fading combined with expectations that the Fed could scale down its monetary tightening later in the year.

Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin as merge continues to attract attention - Cryptocurrency News

The major cryptocurrencies have been steadily climbing since mid-June, recovering somewhat from the heavy losses suffered from April and emulating the stock rebound on Wall Street.

Bojo leaves, what’s next?

The UK prime minister saw his career suddenly collapsing last week at the most burdensome period for the economy.

Oil prices are the only trade that matters

Energy prices have turned into the most important issue in economics. Their trajectory will shape the future behavior of consumers, central banks, and investors alike.

Bitcoin rebounds above $20,000 despite intensifying systemic woes – Cryptocurrency News

Even though Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies finished last week on the wrong foot, they quickly gained back some lost ground on Monday benefiting from a slight rebound in investor sentiment.

Bitcoin exhibits weakness but holds above the 20,000 mark – Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin and other major altcoins have merely bounced back and remain comfortably above their recent lows on signs that inflation in the US is indeed cooling and the Fed might be able to scale down its monetary tightening later in the year.



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