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Bitcoin stems losses after United States restrictions Russian oil, gold heads to tape-record highs


Bitcoin (BTC) removed then recuperated its day-to-day gains later March 8 as United States President Joe Biden revealed a total restriction on Russian oil imports.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle light chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

BTC comes cycle, while gold takes the program

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it targeted $38,000 an hour after Tuesday’s Wall Street open.

Having struck $39,240, the set promptly altered trajectory as Biden verified the strategies, which contributed to oil’s currently strong gains and more pressured stocks and run the risk of properties.

“Today, I’m announcing that the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy,” he said at an interview.

“We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy. That means that Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at U.S. ports, and American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.”

Brent crude increased to highs of $133 on the statement, while U.S. stocks had little to commemorate, the S&P 500 down 0.5% on the day at the time of composing.

Bitcoin, still within a familiar variety, nevertheless prevented significant losses as it recuperated to $39,000.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen with the U.S. embargo on the price action. Natural reaction would be that USOIL goes up some more, while risk-on assets are dropping,” Cointelegraph factor Michaël van de Poppe nevertheless argued.

“I actually think the opposite takes place with the impact of a ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ event.”

Gold, on the other hand, profited from the most recent twist in the Russia–Ukraine legend, recovering above $2,000 per ounce to target all-time highs.

XAU/USD 1-week candle light chart. Source: TradingView

Have stocks currently bottomed?

Similarly, not everybody was completely persuaded that stocks had their worst ahead of them.

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In what need to be a silver lining for Bitcoin bulls, popular analytics account BTCfuel flagged the equity market-related financial unpredictability index revealing that — if history is a guide — stocks might have currently provided their pullback.

“During the 6 times this happened, peak uncertainty was during the big capitulation. More importantly, stocks went up in the months afterwards, after 3 months on average 18% up,” they added.

The last and just considerable such event in Bitcoin’s life expectancy was the March 2020 COVID-19 crash and its fallout.