US Default Averted: Market Optimism Fuels Crypto Rally and Debate on Future Prospects

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US futures experienced a surge on Thursday as a potentially dangerous US default was averted when the House of Representatives passed a crucial deal. This development, combined with hints from Federal Reserve officials about a possible pause in interest-rate hikes, has led to an atmosphere of optimism. Futures linked to the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite all exhibited positive trends, hinting at a good trading day ahead.

The House’s approval of the bill has brought relief to investors who were increasingly concerned about the imminent threat of a US debt default. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen had previously cautioned that the default might happen as early as Monday, causing apprehension in the markets. With a convincing 314-117 vote in favor, the bill is now set to move to the Senate and then to the President for final approval.

Although the US markets seem to have found reason to be hopeful, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite experienced a slight setback. The excitement around artificial intelligence (AI), a key factor in Nasdaq’s recent rally, met with caution following Nvidia’s impressive earnings report last week. Despite this development, the overall tech sector sentiment is still positive, with futures contracts for the S&P 500 rising 0.34%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 48 points or 0.2%, and the Nasdaq Composite advancing by 0.76%.

As US futures show positive movement and the potential for a strong market opening, the broader cryptocurrency market can also be impacted. Although there was a slight decrease in the global crypto market cap by 0.43% and a significant 6.68% drop in total crypto volume at $32.07 billion, anticipation for a turnaround and a possible rally in both equities and cryptocurrencies continues.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin‘s price saw a subtle increase of 0.35%, while Ethereum‘s price experienced a surge of 0.28% leading up to the market opening. Most major altcoins followed a similar upward trajectory, with Polygon

Source: Coingape

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