Market Recap: JPMorgan Analysts Predict $150K Bitcoin, Investors Ignore Coming Rate Hikes

Bitcoin pushes higher on new valuations from JPMorgan and investors push aside fears to take advantage of low share prices


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key takeaways

  • A report from JPMorgan analysts says that bitcoin is currently overvalued but that it could reach as much as $150,000 in the longer term
  • Stock market sentiment has recently shifted into the positive, showing that investors seem to have put aside fears of coming rate hikes

JPMorgan analysts predict a $150,000 bitcoin price

Analysts from JPMorgan have released a report stating that bitcoin's current fair value is just $38,000 due to its volatility relative to gold, but that in the long-term, it could go to $150,000.

“The biggest challenge for bitcoin going forward is its volatility and the boom and bust cycles that hinder further institutional adoption,” the report said.

Bitcoin rose 1.55% on the news while ether increased by as much as 4.75% on the day. Cryptocurrencies' overall market capitalization increased by nearly 2% as well.

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Investors set aside rate hike uncertaintly

Investors seem to have priced-in coming rate hikes — or have forgotten them for now. The S&P 500 has increased over 8% since its low in late January. Likewise, the Nasdaq has increased over 9% since its lows in late January. Today, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are up 1.45% and 2.10% respectively.

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Going forward

Positive sentiment seems to have entered both the crypto and equity markets again as investors look to take advantage of lower prices instead of worrying about looming rate hike announcements from the Federal Reserve. It's unclear at this time how markets will react to the inevitable rate hikes, but some degree of volatility should be expected.

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