Interest rate hikes may pause very soon — Here’s why


On this week’s episode of The Market Report, analyst Marcel Pechman discusses Bitcoin’s (BTC) energy forward of the United States Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, with investors betting on an interest rate freeze.

Pechman expresses skepticism about the claim that recent inflation data indicated the Federal Reserve’s 2% target was within reach, citing the time lag for interest rate changes to impact inflation and previous instability caused by rate increases.

Moving on, Pechman addresses the decreasing supply of Bitcoin on exchanges, seen as a bullish signal. However, he disagrees that this alone was responsible for Bitcoin’s price surge. Marcel also ponders whether this activity was related to the FOMC meeting but considers it unlikely to be a short-term event.

The next topic covered in the show is the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to access Binance.US’ software. Pechman explains that whereas it’d seem to be the SEC confronted a loss in courtroom, the decide expressed doubts about Binance.US’ management of its property and requested extra proof. 

Pechman speculates that Binance was searching for a delay and extension to supply paperwork or reorganize its operations. Pechman emphasizes the decide’s remarks towards Binance and acknowledges the challenges it’d encounter in dismissing the accusations, in addition to the potential implications for the change’s future. 

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