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CoinShares: A dovish Fed and weaker dollar could benefit Bitcoin

ByNdasi Tata

Jul 31, 2022
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Bitcoin (BTC) is likely to outperform in the face of a dovish flip from the US Federal Reserve and a weaker US dollar, according to digital assets manager CoinShares.

The firm’s bullish outlook for BTC comes amid a sharp bounce for cryptocurrencies on the back of the Fed’s 0.75% interest rate hike and recession talk. But this upside also comes in a bearish run that saw BTC price fall to $17,600 and then struggle to break above $22,000.

CoinShares says the “hiatus” could give way to an outperformance for the flagship cryptocurrency, including a decoupling from equities.

Although Bitcoin’s price performance has been weak in the face of an aggressive FED, this current hiatus in price performance may be short-lived,” the firm explained in the Twitter thread.

A dovish Fed will be bullish for BTC

The Fed’s hawkish tilt has been necessary as the central bank looks to control rising inflation, but market analysts believe the monetary policy could flip dovish to aid economic growth and employment. In its assessment, CoinShares suggests such a move could result in weakness for the US dollar – a combination of macro factors that could buoy a fresh rally in Bitcoin.

While we believe we are likely to see the US Federal Reserve continue to hike interest rates through the summer,” the asset manager noted, “we also believe they are likely to adopt a softer outlook on economic growth thereafter, prompting considerable dollar weakness.”

On what could happen in the market due to these factors, the firm says a decoupling from stocks is likely, with this scenario more likely amid “recession or stagflation.”

Bitcoin was trading around $24,600 on Saturday evening, up more than 8% this past week and 23% in the past 30 days. 

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Ndasi Tata

Ndasi Tata is a Cameroonian-born Bitcoin entrepreneur and former state journalist who's also known for being a Bitcoin and Blockchain advocate. He's a crypto lover and reporter and has promoted several crypto projects within the African Continent. He uses a variety of social media and online channels. In addition to running a successful Facebook page with thousands of fans, he also promotes blockchain and bitcoin development initiatives on the well-liked YouTube channel #cryptoafrica-now. He earned an M.Sc. from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus in Blockchain and Digital Currency. At the University of Nicosia, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ph.D., and Antonis Polemitis, Ph.D., serve as role models.

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