For its part, Bitcoin reached its highest level in two weeks as the movement of retail investors spread to bet some stocks to cryptocurrencies.
The dollar has been in a confined range against a basket of currencies during the past two weeks. While investors reside Whether the sell-off that dropped the 7% currency last year is likely to continue.
The dollar index – which measures the performance of the greenback against a basket of six currencies – decreased 0.15 to 90.421. Accumulate a It was up 1.3 percent from its lowest level in three years, set on January 6.
The yen did not perform well on Friday, despite the lower risk appetite, reaching its lowest level in two months against the dollar and its lowest level in nearly three years against the Swiss franc. Analysts attribute this movement to several factors, such as Dollar yield advantage over the Japanese currency and portfolio reorganization at the end of the month. The dollar rose 0.51% against the Japanese currency to 104.76 yen to the dollar.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin rose 12% to $ 37,496. After its CEO Tesla, Elon Musk, mentioned the cryptocurrency on his Twitter account.
Meanwhile, the Chinese yuan in international markets rose 0.55% against the dollar to its highest level in three weeks.