Bitcoin Slips To 1-Week Low Ahead Of Fed Hike Rate Decision

On July 26, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) plunged to a level not seen in over a week as investors grew anxious in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s rate hike.

Bitcoin falling

According to TradingView, the leading cryptocurrency is currently trading below $21,000 at $20.955, down 4.26 percent today and another 7.17 percent over the past week.

As a result, the total market capitalization of the digital asset is currently $400.13 billion. Over a week ago, on July 18, BTC had a market cap of that amount.

Hopes for Bitcoin’s long-term recovery were dashed by the drop, bringing the coin’s trading range back from $19,000 to $22,000.

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It is interesting to note that cryptocurrency advisory firm Eight Global has a more bullish view of the FOMC meeting on July 27. The site stated that the fed funds rate is important for cryptocurrency for the following reasons:

Cryptocurrencies are linked to the stock market, and the stock market is affected by the fed funds rate. Higher prices hurt stock performance while lower rates make stocks more interesting as an investment.”

The most likely outcome, according to Eight Global, is a 75 basis point increase, although the market has already taken this into account.

BitcoinBTC/USD trades at $22k. Source: TradingView

As the Markets Correct, Cryptocurrency Trading Expert Michal Van de Poppe advertiser It is “looking into the $20.5K-$20.7K region to hold against bitcoin entering the FOMC tomorrow.”

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