The Reasons Behind Today’s Decline in Bitcoin, ETH, and Crypto Prices

Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) Prices Plummet as Market Sentiment Wanes

Declining Optimism and JP Morgan’s Analysis

JP Morgan has expressed anxiety over the continuous sell-off in Bitcoin as the market remains overbought. Consequently, the optimism that financial institutions have for the possibility of a price hike by the end of the year is seen to be on the decline. This sentiment is partly due to the expectations of diminished Bitcoin supply post-halving and the assumption of sustained inflows into spot Bitcoin exchange-traded Funds (ETFs). JP Morgan, on the other hand, observes a decline in these inflows, which points to a change in investor sentiment.

Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy

The decision of the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep the fed funds rate intact at 5.25%-5.5% is consistent with market expectations. Nonetheless, despite this sturdiness, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, has announced a forecast for three rate cuts this year, with additional cuts forecast for 2025. This ruling has affected the dynamics of the market, as seen in the derivatives market, which has shown an upsurge in large-volume transactions. A market researcher from GreeksLive, Adam noted that almost 30% of all the option transactions are high-volume transactions where many of the transactions are buying the call options.

Spot Bitcoin ETF Influence and Outlook

The dynamics surrounding spot Bitcoin ETFs have also contributed to the market’s bearish sentiment. For several days now, Bitcoin ETFs have experienced net outflows, with the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ETF (GBTC) experiencing major outflows that have not been counterbalanced by inflows into other funds, such as the iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT). However, the trend of outflows raises doubts regarding the continued popularity of Bitcoin ETFs despite the overall net inflows they have attracted since their inception.


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