Debt Ceiling Fiasco: Bearish Future for Crypto and Global Markets Amid Economic Uncertainty

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Market overviews have never been as interesting and challenging as they are now – especially with the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the debt ceiling deal, plunging stocks and cryptocurrencies, and let’s not forget, the FOMC minutes release. Investors are beginning to panic as various investments seem to be stumbling across the finish line, rather than sprinting towards victory.

Gold, the safe-haven asset, remains static in price, while the Bitcoin price tumbled over 2%. The crypto market is also sinking, falling by 2%. To top it all off, global stock markets dropped by an average of 1% today. All this tumult points to a bearish future.

US futures are set to open lower as talks surrounding the debt ceiling limit continue, accompanied by anticipation in the Treasury bill market. The release of the FOMC minutes placed additional pressure on sellers as Fed officials agreed to hike the interest rate over 6% due to higher inflation and an increasingly tight job market. With UK CPI for April falling to 8.7% YoY, the European markets took a hit, and Asian markets followed suit, concerned with the ongoing issues in the Chinese market.

The US dollar, however, managed to soar to a 2-month high on the back of the volatile debt ceiling discussions. The probability of a June pause continues to recede, as confirmed by the CME FedWatch Tool. Amidst these financial trials, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the US Treasury would exhaust its funds by June 1.

In another twist, veteran trader Peter Brandt alerted crypto enthusiasts to the possibility of Bitcoin’s price breaking below $25k and heading towards $24.8k, primarily due to the persisting debt ceiling concerns. This movement is identified as a pennant or flag and carries short-term bearish implications.

It’s not just Bitcoin that experienced a significant drop, as other altcoins such as Ethereum, XRP, Cardano, and Polygon fell by more than 2%. Popular meme coins, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, each shed 3% following Elon Musk‘s advice for investors not to rely entirely on crypto and Dogecoin.

This volatile landscape is undoubtedly pushing crypto enthusiasts to contemplate the possible consequences these current market conditions might have on their investments. Faced with escalating inflation, interest rate hikes, and nervous markets, it’s crucial for investors to remain vigilant in their decision-making, comprehensively assessing their options before making any financial moves. The one certainty in this unpredictable world is that change is inevitable – and with it, new opportunities are sure to arise.

Source: Coingape

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