Bitcoin Price Hits $20,800 As Volatility Raises Fed Rate 75 Basis


Bitcoin (BTC) on November 2 experienced a moment of volatility as the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the fourth time in a row by 0.75%.

1 hour candlestick chart for BTC/USD pair (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

The Fed hints at more hikes

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro i.e TradingView. they showed BTC/USD initially falling to $20,200 and then instantly recovering to $20,800.

The Fed confirmed 0.75 percent. rise, marking its most intense growth calendar in forty years. communication.

“The committee aims for maximum employment and inflation of 2 percent in the long term.” To achieve these goals, the Committee decided to raise the federal funds rate from 3-3/4 percent to 4 percent.

“The Committee expects that continued increases in the target range will be appropriate to achieve a monetary policy stance that is sufficiently restrictive to return inflation to 2 percent over time.”

Analysts have long predicted more volatility in the interest rate decision. At the time of writing, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell had yet to comment on the move as markets will be watching for signs of a trajectory.

“Beware, volatility will remain high during this event, fakes occur before real movement occurs!” Michaël van de Poppe, founder of trading company Eight, said For Twitter followers.

Nevertheless, the Fed’s decision was widely expected, according to the Fed FedWatch tool de CME Group, with Cointelegraph informing on the theory that the scenario would still allow cryptocurrencies to go even higher.

Fed Target Rate Probability Chart Source: CME Group

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If Powell hints at a possible slower hike or a change in policy, the situation could change dramatically.

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“The market has recovered ~13% from lows of 75 bps. Now it’s all about the press.” to summarize popular CryptoISO account.

“We knew the Fed had telegraphed a possible slowdown/pause. It’s not a pivot, it’s a reassessment as the data comes in to see how it flows. 75 bps won’t work every time.

Table of Federal Funds Rates. Source: Federal Reserve of St. Louis

The statement confirmed that Fed officials voted unanimously in favor of 0.75 percent.

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