5 Jul, 24

Bitcoin ETFs See Significant Outflows Amid Market Turbulence: Insights in Cointelegraph

Lauren Righini

Marketing Analyst

Read more in this recent Cointelegraph article.

25 June 2024: In a recent article on Cointelegraph, Bitcoin ETFs have been reported to shed $1.3 billion over the past two weeks amid a broader market slump. As the cryptocurrency market grapples with volatility, Zerocap’s Chief Investment Officer provides expert insights on these developments and what they could mean for the market.

Recent Market Trends

According to data from Farside Investors, the total outflow for Bitcoin ETFs reached nearly $1.3 billion over the past two weeks, with Grayscale leading the exodus at $517.3 million. Despite these trends, not all funds are in decline. BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF stands out with positive inflows of $43.1 million, highlighting a divergence in investor sentiment.

The price of Bitcoin itself has mirrored this turbulence, dropping 11.6% over the same period, from $69,476 on June 10 to $61,359 at the time of writing. This marks one of the most significant outflows since April, when Bitcoin investment vehicles saw net outflows exceeding $1.2 billion.

Expert Insights from Zerocap

Our Chief Investment Officer, Jonathan de Wet, has weighed in on these developments. He notes, “The bleed continues across the wider crypto market,” reflecting the ongoing challenges faced by Bitcoin and other digital assets. However, he also points out that Bitcoin and Ethereum are “holding up surprisingly well given the rest of the market,” maintaining key support levels at $63,000 and $3,400, respectively.

Jonathan further elaborates on the expected short-term pressures, particularly the anticipated Mt. Gox creditor repayments. He states, “It’s likely Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fall further in the coming week due to sell pressure from Mt. Gox creditor repayments.” Despite this, he remains optimistic about the long-term prospects, highlighting, “Medium to long-term we are constructive given the ETH ETF launch expected easing bias toward the end of 2024 […] before actual easing in 2025.”

The Broader Context

Several factors may be contributing to the current market dynamics. The expected release of nearly $9 billion in Bitcoin from Mt.  Gox creditor repayments is a significant concern, with many fearing it could flood the market and drive prices down further. However, some analysts believe that the market may have already priced in this event, potentially mitigating its impact.

Additionally, Bitcoin sales by the German government have added to the downward pressure. Large-scale sales by institutional holders can cause significant volatility, further complicating the market landscape.

Looking Ahead

Despite the current downturn, there are reasons for optimism. Many analysts, including those at Zerocap, maintain a bullish long-term outlook for Bitcoin. Factors supporting this positive view include ongoing institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies, technological advancements and the anticipated launch of new cryptocurrency ETFs.

eToro market analyst Farhan Badami echoes this sentiment, suggesting that Bitcoin often prices in significant market events ahead of time. He expects the price of Bitcoin to stabilize and rally back to new highs in the coming months, predicting a range-bound movement between $60,000 and  $70,000 in the near term.

Conclusion

The recent outflows from Bitcoin ETFs underscore the volatility and uncertainty in the cryptocurrency market. However, at Zerocap, we believe in the resilience and long-term potential of digital assets. While short-term challenges such as the Mt. Gox repayments and government sales may cause fluctuations, the broader trends and underlying strengths of the market remain intact .

As Jonathan de Wet aptly puts it, “Medium to long-term we are constructive,” and we encourage our clients to stay informed and consider both the short-term pressures and long-term opportunities when making investment decisions in the crypto space.

For more detailed analysis read our Weekly Crypto Market Wrap. Our team is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the digital asset market.

Disclaimer: This article includes a summary of content originally published on Cointelegraph. The information is intended for informational purposes only. Zerocap does not endorse or approve any specific content or viewpoints contained in the original article.

Zerocap are not regulated by ASIC. Zerocap Pty Ltd is registered with AUSTRAC as a Digital Currency Exchange (DCE) service provider (DCE100635539-001) and is a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR: 001289130) under an ASIC regulated licensee (AFSL 340799) to serve financial products and services.

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