End-of-month cold feet for Bitcoin traders
“Not a very strong reaction at the moment,” trader and analyst Rekt Capital commented on price action overnight.
“A Daily Close above the high-$47000s would be a positive sign of strength however.”
In the event, a higher close failed to materialize, with $50,000 still remaining unchallenged after Bitcoin lost the level earlier in the week.
Options expiries tend to generate more fear than genuine selling pressure, with BTC price action often shrugging off the events themselves. Open interest totalled $9.19 billion Friday, a three-month high.
As Cointelegraph reported, the Fed’s virtual Jackson Hole event is tipped to shed light on future economic policy changes tied to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Asset purchases may be scaled back, a mechanism known as tapering, in what could change the mood among traditional assets as the S&P 500 trades at all-time highs.
Any hints about inflation policy may also serve to boost alternative asset demand. The U.S. dollar gained in the run-up to the Fed’s debut, traditionally a point of friction for Bitcoin.