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Bitcoin correction post SEC approval, What lies ahead for investors?

Bitcoin correction post SEC approval, What lies ahead for investors?
Bitcoin correction post SEC approval, What lies ahead for investors?
Bitcoin correction post SEC approval, What lies ahead for investors?

Bitcoin correction post SEC approval, What lies ahead for investors?

The crypto market witnessed a remarkable upswing at the beginning of the year, buoyed by positive developments and regulatory approvals. The highlight of this surge is the recent approval by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the trading and listing of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from 11 key asset managers.

Why Is the Crypto Market Up?

The crypto market’s momentum took flight in October, with both cumulative market cap and Bitcoin recording rapid increases. The total market cap of the crypto market stood at $1.08 trillion at the beginning of October 2023. However, after breaking out from an ascending parallel channel in December, it reached a high of $1.81 trillion on January 11. 

It depicts that the crypto market added over $730 billion to its cap during this period. The market somehow faced resistance and retraced to the $1.61 trillion support level, prompting speculation on its future trajectory.

Similarly, Bitcoin soared, breaking above the 0.5 Fib retracement resistance level at $42,300 and reaching a high of $49,970. Yet, the leading cryptocurrency faced a setback, forming a bearish shooting star candlestick and currently hovers around the 0.5 Fib retracement support level at $42,300.

Real-time data indicates Bitcoin’s current value at $42,983.93, showing a 0.79% surge in the past day. Market cap stands at $841,680,626,734, and the 24-hour trading volume has surged to $20,913,516,314, underlining the market’s vitality.

Situation post BTC ETF approval

The recent SEC approval on January 10 marks a pivotal moment for the crypto community, as it paves the way for Bitcoin to be officially recognized as a store of value. Eleven prominent institutions, including Grayscale, BlackRock, and Fidelity, are set to roll out Bitcoin ETFs, catering exclusively to US-based investors.

Despite this positive news, Bitcoin spot prices dipped nearly 10% to $42,591 on January 15, showcasing the market’s typical correction after significant announcements. Analysts anticipate continued pressure on Bitcoin prices in the coming weeks as the market adjusts to the ETF news.

For Indian investors, the SEC’s approval opens new doors, providing a regulated and tax-efficient route to invest in cryptocurrencies. With an estimated 93 million crypto investors in India, the demand for Bitcoin ETFs is expected to rise. Viram Shah, CEO of Vested Finance, emphasizes the benefits of regulated ETFs, offering a simplified and safe investment avenue for those looking to diversify their portfolios.

While high-net-worth individuals in India, accustomed to buying international equities, may consider Bitcoin ETFs for portfolio diversification, experts highlight the cumulative limit of $250,000 for foreign exchange purchases. The taxation structure, including a 1% TDS and 30% capital gains tax, varies based on investment duration, making Bitcoin ETFs an appealing option for tax-conscious investors.

Despite the positive shift in sentiment, some analysts urge caution, emphasizing the speculative nature of Bitcoin. Bryan Armour, Director of Passive Strategies Research at Morningstar Research Services, advises investors to avoid succumbing to “fear of missing out (FOMO)” and to evaluate the value proposition of ETF investments.

The regulatory landscape in India remains uncertain, with crypto exchanges seeking relief from steep taxes. However, the rise in trading volumes at platforms like WazirX indicates growing interest and confidence in the market. G20’s formal adoption of the roadmap for crypto asset governance adds a global perspective, with India closely monitoring developments and seeking clarity by the end of 2024.

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