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Why Bitcoin-Related Stock MicroStrategy Is Nosediving

MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) shares are trading lower by 10.42% to $235.58 Tuesday afternoon.

Benzinga · 09/13/2022 12:39

MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) shares are trading lower by 10.42% to $235.58 Tuesday afternoon. Shares of crypto-related stocks are trading lower amid a drop in Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) prices.

Shares of crypto-related stocks at large are trading lower after August CPI data showed greater-than-expected US inflation, which has caused economic concerns and raised expectations for aggressive Fed policy. Cryptocurrencies have been seen by some investors as a speculative hedge against inflation and the Fed's plans to curb inflation could weigh on the broader cryptocurrency sector.

What Happened?

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the headline CPI rose 8.3% in August, down from 8.5% in July. The August CPI reading came in above average economist estimates of 8%.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, was up 6.3% in August, above average economist estimates for a 6.1% gain...Read More

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According to data from Benzinga Pro, MicroStrategy Incorporated has a 52-week high of $891.38 and a 52-week low of $134.09.