Bitcoin 'nuke' warning as Fed rate hike decision looms — dollar index hits 20-year high

Bitcoin ‘nuke’ warning as Fed rate hike decision looms — dollar index hits 20-year high


Bitcoin (BTC) underwent a weak rebound on Sep. 21, and the U.S. dollar jumped to a new yearly high as investors await today’s Federal Open Market Committee’s interest rate decision.

BTC price hold $19K ahead of Fed decision

BTC’s price has managed to cling on to $19,000 with a modest daily gain of 1.33% . Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar index (DXY), which measures the greenback’s strength versus a pool of top foreign currencies, rose to 110.86, the highest level in twenty years.

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BTC/USD vs. DXY daily price chart. Source: TradingViewFOMC rate hike scenarios

The Federal Reserve is poised to discuss how far it could raise its benchmark lending rates to curb record inflation. Interestingly, the market expects the U.S. central bank to hike rates by 75 or 100 basis

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