A check of the bond market shows the U.S. two-year Treasury note having fallen to below 4% from a peak above 5% in early March as traders rapidly reversed their expectations of future Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.
“There will likely still be a lot of liquidity injected into the market as a result,” added Mico. “Already, bitcoin has been the best-performing asset of 2023, and it usually is the asset that responds most quickly and violently to these kinds of monetary shifts.”
Bitcoin last topped $30,000 on June 10 as it was on its way down to below $20,000, where it spent large parts of late 2022 and into the first weeks of 2023. It has been hovering around $28,000 for the past three weeks as wary investors gauged the impact of a near banking meltdown, continued inflationary pressures and other macroeconomic uncertainties. Bitcoin is up about 80% year to date after starting the year at about $16,600.