ETF News

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are investment funds that trade on a stock market with their value derived from an underlying basket of assets such as stocks, bonds, commodities and other financial instruments. They provide investors easier exposure to a certain index of assets.

A Bitcoin ETF is similar, but the underlying asset is the Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency rather than other traditional financial instruments. 

The hope of Bitcoin ETFs is that they could provide institutional investors an easier way to buy into Bitcoin and crypto markets, thus making it more attractive to the broader investment community.

While there have been many proposals for Bitcoin ETFs presented to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, the main hindrance to their approval is concern for asset volatility and market maturity, though this sentiment is starting to shift in crypto’s favor. For years, and most certainly now, there has been demand from institutional investors for this on-ramp to the crypto economy.

The commission rejected a rule change allowing listing and trading shares of the First Trust SkyBridge Bitcoin ETF Trust, citing similar reasons for disapprovin...
SEC rejects Skybridge's application for spot Bitcoin ETF
Turner Wright
Mike McGlone, senior commodity strategist at Bloomberg, is convinced that Bitcoin’s transition to digital gold will propel it to new all-time highs in 2022.
Bitcoin’s transition to a risk-off asset will propel it to $100K in 2022, says Bloomberg analyst
Marco Castrovilli
Markets News
Ark Invest's latest foray into the crypto sector focuses on stablecoin issuer Circle, which announced plans to merge with SPAC Concord Acquisition Corp.
Cathie Wood’s ARK ETF reportedly buys more than 69K shares of SPAC merging with Circle
Griffin Shenkel
The India International Exchange is reportedly looking to explore digital asset-based products despite local uncertainty.
Indian INX exchange reportedly plans to list Bitcoin futures ETF
Helen Partz
Market Analysis
Derivatives data suggests that, sentiment-wise, pro traders are still neutral on Bitcoin’s price prospects ahead of Friday’s $750 million options expiry.
Data shows Bitcoin traders’ neutral view ahead of Friday’s $750M BTC options expiry
Marcel Pechman
The future’s bright for Bitcoin according to Ric Edelman, founder of financial advisory outfit Edelman Financial Engines.
A third of Americans to buy Bitcoin by end of 2022, says Ric Edelman
Joseph Hall
In a blow for bruised Bitcoin bulls, the long-awaited NYDIG Bitcoin ETF has suffered another setback.
Bitcoin ETF decision delayed, SEC commissioner wonders why
Joseph Hall
Crypto investment managers had $62.5 billion in assets under management at the end of 2021, with Bitcoin products attracting sizable investments.
Crypto funds attracted $9.3B in inflows in 2021 as institutional adoption grew
Sam Bourgi

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