Bitcoin ETF Base Case Scenario Presented by Analyst as Big Date Nears

Bitcoin ETF Base Case Scenario Presented by Analyst as Big Date Nears

According to a , the SEC “may” notify issuers as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday that they have been cleared to launch spot bitcoin ETFs the following week.

Along these lines, , a crypto analyst, presents what he calls a “Bitcoin ETF base case scenario,” which he anticipates will happen around Jan. 8-10.

In a positive scenario wherein a Bitcoin spot ETF gains approval, Kruger predicts the Bitcoin price’s immediate reaction to be an upside move, citing the rationale that this is currently 90% priced in.

As a follow-up to this, Kruger predicts that the Bitcoin price might drop below the ETH pre-approval levels (if approved) into launch nearly two weeks later. He adds that this remains speculation given that there is no official date for the launch; it might be days after approval or much later, considering how many ETFs are in the race. However, Kruger believes that sooner rather than later makes more sense.

In what might follow after the launch of a Bitcoin spot ETF, Kroger (NYSE:KR) predicts strong inflows or volume to reestablish the upward trend. On the other hand, if inflows are weak, prices may fall as front-runners dump into a few bids.

In a bearish scenario where the Bitcoin spot ETF gets rejected by the SEC, Kruger predicts that prices might rapidly collapse. Either way, he urges traders to be on alert in January.

Optimism about a spot BTC ETF began to grow after BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) filed, and since then, BTC has rallied from $28K to nearly $45K.

According to Kaiko, despite a fairly dull middle of the year, Bitcoin has one of the strongest Sharpe Ratios of any major asset this year, second only to semiconductor behemoth Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), whose shares more than doubled from January to May on AI hype.

At the time of writing, BTC was up 1.2% in the last 24 hours to $42,620.

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