On Monday (July 6), the Bitcoin price managed to surge past the $9,300 level for the first since June 25, a move that was likely powered by the current bullish in the stock markets of China and the United States.
Today's strong rally in the world's major stock markets started was led by China, where the Chinese government is apparently encouraging investors to buy stocks.
According to a report by CNBC, "a front page editorial in state-owned China Securities Journal" (publishe-d earlier today) talked about the wealth effect of the capital markets and suggested that a healthy bull market" was important for the economy at this time.
Peter Boockvar, chief investment strategist at Bleakley Advisory Group, says:
"We have the Fed to juice bull markets, China has its state media."
The CSI 300, which is "a capitalization-weighted stock market index designed to replicate the performance of the top 300 stocks traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange", closed over 250 points higher at 4,670.09, up 5.67%.
As you can see in the above chart from Google Finance, in the past five trading session, the CSI 300 index has gained over 13%, the most in a five-day period since December 2014, and helping the CSI 300 to reach a level last seen in June 2015.
CNBC says that although "Chinas economy faces many hurdles, including trade issues with the U.S. and the growing friction as the economies move to decouple", in the near term, "the prospect of an improving China spilled over to other markets, boosting sentiment for global trade."
Europe's major stock markets followed China's and all closed higher.
As for the U.S. stock market, premarket trading data indicated that th ...