USD/CHF and EUR/CHF rose to tactical highs. What's next?
Bitcoin tacks on 2%, although demand is still an issue
On Thursday, Bitcoin managed to rally, soaring by up to 2% and rebounding from the 3.5% Wednesday’s minimum.
During the morning trade the currency pair BTC/USD surged to $3,852.62, heading north by 2% on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. The number one digital coin managed to get to an intraday maximum of $3,915.51 that appears to be its highest value for the week.
As some experts pointed out, Bitcoin hasn’t managed to hold on to the previous week’s rebound above the psychologically important mark $4,000 and rebounded under this major level. If dip purchasers were awaiting to pounce on the given discounts, then they’d have done so by now.
The recent rebound that hasn’t managed to to stick happens to be an indication that demand is still a serious issue for the leading digital coin and nobody is coming to the rescue anytime in the nearer future.
Now let’s a closer look at altcoins as well as futures.
The vast majority of altcoins, which are crypto assets other than Bitcoin, managed to outperform Bitcoin on Thursday. As a matter of fact, the currency pair ETH/USD tacked on by up to 3.2% ending up with $135.08. As for LTC/USD, this currency pair ascended by about 3.7% concluding the trading session at $45.62. furthermore, the currency pair BCH/USD headed north by about 0.7% showing $129.30. XRP/USD rallied by approximately 2.4% being worth 31 cents.
Bitcoin futures are about to have a three-day dive snapped. March delivery Cboe Global Markets futures XBTJ9 rallied by 1.7% being worth $3,790, while March delivery CME Group futures BTCH9 managed to tack on by up to 2.2% trading at $3,790.
Eurozone, France, and Germany will publish the flash services and manufacturing PMIs on February 19, from 10:15 to 11:00 MT time
Australia will publish the employment change and unemployment rate on February 18, at 02:30 MT time.
Great news for oil bulls! OPEC and its allied producers agreed to expand output cuts for the next month.
The USD skyrocketed after Fed Powell’s speech. OPEC and allied producers agreed to extend production cuts for another month. Oil surged.
The European Central Bank publishes its monetary policy statement that includes an announcement of the interest rate on March 11, at 14:45 MT time.