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Bitcoin Surges Above $61,000 Amidst Hotter-Than-Anticipated U.S. Inflation Data


Bitcoin surged above the $61,000 threshold in response to the release of the eagerly awaited U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI) data, which surpassed expectations. Investors’ attention now turns to the forthcoming U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for further market insights.

The latest U.S. PPI figures, a crucial measure of inflation, exceeded forecasts, indicating a robust economic environment and heightened inflation levels. April saw a 0.5% increase in the U.S. PPI, surpassing the previous month’s 0.2% uptick. On an annual basis, PPI surged by 2.2%, marking the most significant rise since April 2023. Core PPI, excluding food and energy prices, also surged by 0.4% month-on-month and 3.1% year-on-year in April, outpacing market expectations.

The unexpected rise in inflation has sparked concerns in the market, particularly regarding the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy stance. As inflation remains above the Fed’s 2% target range, discussions on a potentially more hawkish approach by the central bank have intensified. All eyes are now on the upcoming U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, scheduled for release on May 14.

Bitcoin’s price has experienced volatility in recent days amidst macroeconomic and market uncertainties. Despite initial downward momentum post-PPI data, Bitcoin managed to maintain levels above $61,000. Inflationary pressures in the U.S. have dampened investor sentiment, raising apprehensions about potential delays in the Fed’s interest rate plans. However, rising U.S. 10-year Bond Yields and a weakening U.S. Dollar Index Futures indicate ongoing market fluctuations.

Currently, there’s a 91.1% likelihood, as per the CME FedWatch Tool, of the Federal Reserve maintaining interest rates unchanged at its forthcoming meeting on June 12, 2024. Bitcoin’s price stood at $61,823.91, with trading volume up by 8.44% to $25.67 billion. Over the past seven days, Bitcoin observed a 3% decline, while registering a 4% drop in the last 30 days.

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it’s crucial to understand that the information provided here is not to be construed as investment advice. The crypto market is dynamic and highly speculative, and decisions should be made based on thorough personal research and consideration of individual risk tolerance. Always consult with financial professionals and conduct your own due diligence before making any investment decisions. The intention of this exploration is to present insights and trends, not to provide specific investment recommendations.

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