JP Morgan hints at an imminent simultaneous approval of multiple Bitcoin ETFs, suggesting a healthier competition landscape for investors.
Global financial powerhouse, JP Morgan, projects that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might soon give the nod to Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
In a recent statement, JP Morgan’s experts pointed out that their optimism stems from the SEC’s non-action regarding the Grayscale case. Recall that a court ruled in favor of Grayscale in its litigation against the SEC, following the rejection of its ETF proposal. The court instructed the SEC to re-evaluate not just Grayscale’s application but those from other entities as well. “While the exact timeline for Bitcoin ETF approvals remains uncertain, we anticipate it happening in the coming months, most likely before January 10, 2024,” they noted.
This date is pivotal as it sets the deadline for the SEC to make a decision on ETF proposals submitted by Ark Invest and 21Shares. Other applications have later deadlines within the same month. However, JP Morgan believes the SEC might choose not to favor any single entity, opting to approve multiple applications simultaneously.
“Such a strategy could prove advantageous for investors, as it would spur heightened competition, reflected in ETF fees,” JP Morgan commented, the largest bank in the U.S. with managed assets valued at $3.2 trillion, as per their latest report.
Bitcoin Price Reflects ETF Optimism In this backdrop, JP Morgan’s team observes a “rising enthusiasm” in the market due to potential Bitcoin ETF approvals.
Bitcoin’s value has seen an uptick, moving from $27,000 to approximately $30,000 in October. Additionally, cryptocurrency-related funds have witnessed a positive capital inflow for three consecutive weeks. Despite this optimism, some experts caution about potential volatility in Bitcoin’s current price range. On the flip side, Morgan Stanley suggests we might be on the brink of a crypto renaissance.