The booking of FANG profits is very apparent in the last five trading days as the Nasdaq has lost 1.7% in value.
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As bitcoin has recovered some of its JPM chief Jamie Dimon/China crackdown attack of last week, it awaits the next onslaught.
Trading roughly a $1,000 off its almost $5,000 high earlier this month the cryptocurrency has better resolve than other currencies including the US dollar.
The dollar has lost roughly 10% of its value against other currency this year. Trading near a high of 94 on the WSJ dollar index, today it stands at 85.3. The chart is one long slope down with no peaks since January.
Funny how this metric never comes up in Federal Reserve meeting or discussions. Cheapen the dollar to spur growth is not a sound basis to build a recovery. But Wednesday when the Fed announces its rate decision, we will not hear anything about the dollar’s worth vs. world currencies.
So how much of the roughly $3,000 price gain in 2017 can be attributed to dollar weakness? I would say it can take credit for almost half the gains as more sophisticated investors sought a hedge against a depreciating dollar. Especially the Chinese, which have their yuan pegged to the dollar.
Look for bitcoin to rise further after the Fed holds rates on Wednesday. This will give you more of an indication of who is using bitcoin as a hedge.