The situation in the US (especially Washington and California) is getting worse as COVID-19 death toll increases to 12 in the country. The CDC in the US reports 129 confirmed cases, with other reports suggesting that the number might be greater an 225.
Moreover, as recently reported on CoinGape, according to mortality rate of 1-2%, the actual number of cases could be much higher than reported. The spread increases as the number of people affected continues to rise.
Things aren’t looking good for Americans if this is how they’re handling #COVID19. Say what you will about China but they controlled the outbreak and things are starting to return to normal.
The Government has designated a budget of $8.3 billion to fight the contain the virus in the country.
Despite the US Feds dropping the rate below 50 bps points, the QE (Quantitiave Easing) step has failed to save the market from a drop.
I just noticed that “Not QE” added $82.9 billion to the Fed’s balance sheet last week. That’s an entire month’s worth of QE3 in one week
The S&P 500 Index today tests lows at $3000, with gold continuing its uptrend past $1675. Leading trader, Jacob Canfield tweeted on the price action in traditional markets,
After the fed cut the rates, the reality is setting in across the markets with fears of the #CoronaVirus.
Dow Jones slid 3.6% today with S&P dropping below 3000 points.
Average 6 month and 12 month returns are historically negative after emergency fed rate cuts. (see attached) pic.twitter.com/DR5Exhs4Vr
— Jacob Canfield (@JacobCanfield) March 6, 2020
An inflation due to shortage and hoarding in the retail markets could drive up the cost of commodities and services tremendously.
The price of Bitcoin is in an uptrend again as it’s non-correlation with traditional markets continue to uphold. Recently, its was questioned on its’ ability to act as a safe haven asset.
Furthermore, as China’s situation is turning back normal, the total hash rate is on the rise again as well, reaching to all time highs. This could be a bullish signal for Bitcoin as well, as miners will be looking to accumulate stacks before halving.
Do you think Bitcoin’s bullish trend will continue or innovations will come to a standstill? Please share your views with us.
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Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Analyst at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)coingape.com