Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Bitcoin keeps to a month’s maximum
On Tuesday, bitcoin as well as other digital currencies went up after reports that financial companies are considering trading in digital currencies.
On the Bitfinex exchange bitcoin managed to grow by 4.45% displaying a maximum of $9341.00 per month.
Prices for other crypto assets rallied too. The second largest capitalization of Ethereum on the Bitfinex exchange went up by 8.81% hitting $698.54. The third largest digital currency, Ripple, managed to ascend 5.90% and ended up with $0.92676. At the time of writing, the Litecoin exchange rate rallied by 6.69% being worth $162.44.
According to a Thomson Reuters survey, every fifth financial institution is ready to start trading in digital currencies in 2018.
The survey involved up to 400 respondents, including investment managers, representatives of hedge funds, trading platforms and major banks. About 70% of respondents told that they are going to develop a plan for trading crypto assets within the next three to six months.
Interest in cryptocurrencies abruptly soared after bitcoin shockingly jumped to $20,000 in December 2017. Some financial institutions drew attention to the interest of their customers to trade in digital coins, several hedge funds have already started trading in crypto assets.
The government of the Chinese city of Shenzhen announced the creation of its own investment blocking fund. Although the use of bitcoin and other digital currencies is forbidden in China, the Asian country generally welcomes the introduction of blocking technology, which supports cyrptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
The new fund is on the verge of invest over $80 million in the development of Shenzhen start-ups. In March, the People's Bank of China launched an open blockbuster platform in Hangzhou.
Virtual currencies have obtained support thanks to news that Malta welcomes on its territory the creation of crypto exchange exchanges as well as companies having to do with cryptocurrencies.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.