13 Apr

The cryptocurrency market is well-known for its extreme volatility, which has drawn criticism from some quarters. The last 12 hours or so have shown this to be the case, with values plunging and about $1 billion in liquidations.

Even though it was one of the least damaged assets, Bitcoin's price dropped from about $71,000 to $65,000 and then back to about $67,000.

Volatility in Every Market

But the cryptocurrencies took a severe tumble, with many double-digit drops in a few of hours. However, price reductions were also seen in more established sectors, such as the US stock markets, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 all dropped from over 5,210 to under 5,100 in a matter of minutes.

Even gold, perhaps the asset most recognized for its stability in times of crisis and lack of volatility, dropped from its peak of $2,433 to $2,333 in just a few hours, a 4% decline.

The precious metal had been rising steadily before then, particularly after it broke through above $2,000 for the first time this year. Further advances were driven by the geopolitical tension in the Middle East and Europe, but Iran's admission caused enormous price rises that gold to the previously noted peak in relation to the US dollar. 

Nonetheless, it appears that the most recent remarks made by a number of high-ranking US Federal Reserve officials had an effect on all markets. Those who predicted a delay in the central bank's possible shift from its existing monetary policy included Mary Daly, the president of San Francisco, and Raphael Bostic, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The Presidents of both branches responded promptly to deny the rumors that the Fed would soon begin lowering interest rates. Daly stated that "there is absolutely no urgency" to lower the rates and that "there is still a lot of work to do."

Bitcoin Market Prognosis

 Gold should be spared, despite the fact that these remarks should cause instability in riskier markets like cryptocurrency or perhaps Wall Street. In addition, given its reputation as a safe haven, its value in relation to the dollar may rise as a result of these remarks.

The dollar did, however, appreciate in value relative to other currencies. This is because, in theory, higher interest rates result in fewer loans and less inexpensive money.

Even still, the cryptocurrency market has rebounded somewhat from last night's lows, even though it is still consistently very negative. After all, the market once saw more than $250 billion leave in a matter of hours, but there are encouraging signs for the upcoming few weeks. Most notably, a new bull run is said to be sparked by the upcoming Bitcoin halving, which is expected to occur in a few days. 

April 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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