As Biden Drains the SPR Down to 1984 Levels, Chinese State Media Claims US Dollar ‘Is Once Again the World’s Problem’

Two days ago, U.S. president Joe Biden was criticized for claiming inflation in America hasn’t increased during the past few months. “I’m telling the American people that we’re going to get control of inflation,” Biden stressed during his “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday night. Amid Biden’s claims, ahead of the next Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday, the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) crept up to the 110.776 region. Meanwhile, a recent report published by CCP-backed Global Times is pressing for de-dollarization as the U.S. dollar’s rise “might be the…

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Bitcoin faces fresh pressure as US dollar crushes gold, risk assets

Bitcoin (BTC) hit daily lows on the July 5 Wall Street open as the U.S. dollar saw a violent surge higher.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView USD sets yet another 20-year record Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD retreating to $19,281 on Bitstamp as the Independence Day long weekend concluded with a bump. The pair had seen last-minute gains the day prior, these fizzling as the return of Wall Street trading was accompanied by USD strength laying waste to gains across risk assets and safe havens.…

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Weaker dollar lifts Bitcoin to $30.7K as analyst eyes 60% BTC dominance

Bitcoin (BTC) hit 48-hour highs overnight into May 20 as U.S. dollar weakness gave bulls some much-needed respite. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Dollar strength declines after 20-year record Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView recorded a high of $30,725 for BTC/USD on Bitstamp. Still struggling to flip $30,000 to reliable support, the pair nonetheless avoided a deeper retracement, helping calm fears that last week’s $23,800 capitulation event did not mark the bottom. The U.S. dollar index (DXY) provided the background to Bitcoin’s relatively solid performance, this…

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