Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Bitcoin tacks on 10%, reviving from the previous week's steep selloff
On Tuesday, bitcoin managed to extend its revival in holiday-thinned trade, ascending 10% to head north more than a third from the previous week's minimums below $12,000.
Bitcoin, which appears to be the world's number one cryptocurrency, inched down almost 30% at one stage on Friday hitting $11,159.93 and, notwithstanding a late revival, faced its worst trading week since 2013. As a matter of fact, on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange at 0445 GMT, bitcoin was quoted approximately $15,049.
The most popular cryptocurrency around the globe has edged up approximately twentyfold since the beginning of 2017, soaring from less than $1,000 to $19,666 on December 17 on Bitstamp and also to more than $20,000 on other exchanges.
While bitcoin traders and financial experts are assured that the sag in its value happened to be a natural correction following a heady run-up in prices, there have been more warnings from key banks and market regulators.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
2022 was rough: inflation, energy crisis, and plenty of other controversial situations…