Let's take a closer look at Australia's recent economic performance. Brace yourselves for some interesting developments. The country's economy experienced its slowest growth since late 2021 in the first quarter, raising doubts about the Reserve Bank of Australia's rapid interest rate increases. Despite the bank's record-breaking 12 rate hikes in the last 13 months, the resource-rich economy only grew by a modest 0.2% in the quarter, falling short of economists' expectations.
Bitcoin & Gold - Safe Haven Amid Bank Crisis
2023-03-24 • Updated
Investor confidence in the global financial system has been shaken by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse. As a result, many are turning to bearer assets, such as gold and bitcoin, to store value outside of the system without relying on third parties. This has led to a surge in demand for physical gold bars and coins, with some investors even calling for hyperbitcoinisation. With a potential target of around $35,000, both gold and bitcoin may continue to increase in value. Hyperbitcoinisation is a hypothetical scenario in which Bitcoin is widely accepted by merchants and individuals alike, leading to its price rising dramatically and it becoming the dominant form of money in use.
How does this reflect on the Technical Analysis side of things? Let's see;
US Dollar - 4H
The US Dollar (DXY) after a long bearish run has commenced a move that can be considered as a retracement move; since it has not yet broken through any major price levels yet. This retracement has, however, reached the 88% of the Fibonacci retracement, and there is also the 50-period MA acting as a resistance. Should this play out and the Dollar indeed gets weaker, we can expect to see higher prices on Gold and Bitcoin as investor flock into these 'safe havens.'
XAUUSD - 1H
XAUUSD is currently stalking the supply zone at the $2004 price region. If price should be rejected from that zone, I have marked out the $1970 area as a point of interest where we may get to see Gold resume its bullish momentum. The presence of the 50 and 100 MAs is an added confirmation of the bullish intent.
BTCUSD - 1H
BTCUSD (Bitcoin) began a bull-run early this month and has since then maintained a strong bullish sentiment with very abrupt retracements. The current price action on Bitcoin suggests, however, that another retracement could occur - based on the attenuation around the 100 MA. My expectation is that Bitcoin dips slightly lower than the 200 MA and the trendline support, before resuming its bullish momentum.
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Let's dive into the latest developments shaping the global economic landscape. Good news first: the threat of an unprecedented US debt crisis has receded, as US lawmakers passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default. Phew! But don't pop the champagne just yet, because storm clouds are still looming. High inflation, rising interest rates, and sluggish growth are challenges that have yet to disappear.
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Are you aware of the recent crackdown by the SEC on major cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance US and Coinbase? Surprisingly, savvy Bitcoin traders seem unfazed, as options-based implied volatility metrics indicate. It appears that the lawsuits were anticipated and already factored into the market. Implied volatility reflects investors' expectations of price turbulence, but little evidence of heightened concern exists.
Let's dive into the recent debt ceiling saga in the US and its implications for the economy, deficit, and inflation. The good news is that a new debt deal is on the horizon, saving us from a potential default on June 5. Phew! This deal will impact the economy by providing stability and avoiding a financial catastrophe.
Get ready for some suspense as the Bank of Canada faces a tough decision on whether to raise interest rates or keep them on hold. The resilient Canadian economy and the goal of curbing inflation further are at the heart of this dilemma. While some money markets and economists predict another rate hike, others believe the central bank should exercise caution and wait, hinting at a possible increase later in the summer.