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Bitcoin Forecast: Deciphering Jerome Powell’s Remarks and Market Sentiment

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  • Bitcoin hovers near two-month lows amid uncertainty surrounding macroeconomic developments and Federal Reserve announcements.
  • Analysts scrutinize Powell’s remarks for clues on potential interest rate movements and their impact on Bitcoin prices.

Today’s much-anticipated FED interest rate decision has been revealed, with investors eagerly awaiting the outcome. The Federal Reserve has opted to maintain the interest rate at its current level, a move that aligns with market expectations.

Attention now turns to FED President Jerome Powell, scheduled to deliver a speech at 21:30 GMT following the FED’s third meeting of the year. Investors can follow his remarks live on Bitcoinsistemi.com, eager for insights into the central bank’s future monetary policy direction.

During the two-day meeting commencing on Tuesday, the FED was widely expected to keep the short-term interest rate unchanged between 5.25% and 5.5%, marking the highest level in 23 years. 

Related: Fed’s Rate Rumblings: Bitcoin Feels the Chill in April’s Market Tumble

Notably, FED officials have refrained from updating their March forecasts for the economy, inflation, and interest rates. However, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell may offer indications regarding the future trajectory of interest rates.

Interest rates have maintained a sideways trend for several months, with forecasts anticipating the first interest rate cut to occur in June. Economists initially projected a total of three interest rate cuts by 2024, but recent predictions now suggest only one reduction in September.

Market analysts will scrutinize Powell’s statements closely for insights into future interest rate movements. While some economists expect Powell to reiterate previous comments about the prolonged timeline for rate cuts, others anticipate a more cautious approach without specifying the exact number of reductions.

As global markets brace for the next macroeconomic developments in the United States, Bitcoin remains near its two-month lows as of May 1st. 

Following new lows of $56,500 on central crypto exchanges, Bitcoin’s price movements continue to attract attention from investors amidst uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve’s interest rate announcement and Powell’s subsequent press conference.

Read more: Bitcoin’s big opportunity: How ETFs and major exchanges are paving the way for a bullish surge

Darius Dale, founder and CEO of risk management firm 42 Macro, suggests that the FOMC statement and Powell’s press conference will likely confirm expectations for a more gradual normalization cycle for the USD money market. 

Meanwhile, market indicators suggest muted expectations for positive news, with popular trader CrypNuevo suggesting that Bitcoin and altcoin projects have likely priced in anticipated statements from Powell.

Ali highlights that in the past two years, on three occasions when the 30-day Bitcoin MVRV fell below -9%, the Bitcoin price experienced a significant increase. Specifically, he notes that the increases were 64%, 63% and 99% respectively.

In addition, he mentions that the 30-day Bitcoin MVRV currently stands at -11.6%. This figure suggests that the Bitcoin price may be at a low point, which, according to Ali, could be a sign that it is time to take advantage of the price drop and buy Bitcoin (“buy the dip,” which refers to buying when the price drops).

Looking ahead, Bitcoin investors are closely monitoring key price levels amid macroeconomic data and market sentiment. Notable figures in the cryptocurrency space, such as Rekt Capital and Filbfilb, offer insights into potential price movements, with comparisons drawn to historical trends and other asset classes. 

Typical pullbacks last 2-3 weeks, while longer ones can last up to two months.

As market participants confront uncertain terrain, the coming months will provide further clarity on Bitcoin’s trajectory amidst evolving macroeconomic conditions.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628