Bitcoin Holds At Crucial Support of 50-Month Average, All Eyes on The Fed

Ahead of the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, September 21, Bitcoin has come under severe selling pressure. As of press time, Bitcoin is trading 1.56% down at a price of $19,000 levels. Along with Bitcoin, other altcoins have also come under selling pressure.

Just to note that the $19,000 is a 50-month average for Bitcoin and its crucial support levels. As per data from Bloomberg, Bitcoin has been defending these levels since 2015. Thus, if Bitcoin fails to defend the support this time, it could mean further pain and price correction for BTC investors.

Courtesy: Bloomberg

The Fed Meeting

The U.S. Federal Reserve will announce an interest rate hike on Wednesday owing to soaring inflation in the U.S. The Fed policy decision will be key to deciding the further price movement for Bitcoin.

The market could take a breather if the Fed announces a 75 basis points rate hike which will be on the expected lines. However, a 100 basis points rate hike could put severe selling pressure due to imperiling liquidity. Speaking to Bloomberg, John Toro, head of trading at digital-asset exchange Independent Reserve said:

“If the FOMC delivers less than a 100 basis points hike, it would make sense to see a small relief rally — this could be quite large if the FOMC were to deliver less than a 75 basis points increase, although this seems highly unlikely”.

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MicroStrategy Buys More Bitcoins

On Tuesday, September 20, MicroStrategy announced their new purchase of 301 additional Bitcoins. Company CEO Michael Saylor noted:

MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 301 bitcoins for ~$6.0 million at an average price of ~$19,851 per #bitcoin. As of 9/19/22 @MicroStrategy holds ~130,000 bitcoins acquired for ~$3.98 billion at an average price of ~$30,639 per bitcoin.

MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) is also considering a $500 million worth of stock sale to buy additional Bitcoins in its reserves.

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