Dollar dives 2% as risk assets recover
The pair had benefited from the latest United States economic data, while the USD conversely suffered. The U.S. dollar index (DXY) lost 2% in a day for the first time in years, helping fuel a risk asset rally.
“And, just like that, Bitcoin took out all the highs, volume is increasing and it’s back above $21K,” Michaël van de Poppe, CEO and founder of trading firm Eight, commented:
“I’m assuming we’ll continue towards $22.5K from here, but have a slight correction before continuing (as we took out all the liquidity). Buy the dip season.”
BTC had previously become notorious for its lack of volatility and narrow trading range, helping it beat even stocks for the first time ever.
“For the first time in history, bitcoin is less volatile than both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq,” Yassine Elmandjra, a crypto analyst at ARK Invest, noted, linking to the firm’s latest report, “The Bitcoin Monthly:”
“The last time volatility was this low, bitcoin rose from $9,000 to $60,000 in less than a year.”