Is Bitcoin’s Dip a Buying Opportunity or a Bearish Signal? $200M ETF Outflows Before Key Fed Meeting

U.S. spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) experienced a significant reversal on Tuesday, registering $200 million in net outflows after a 19-day streak of inflows.

This sudden shift coincides with heightened anticipation surrounding the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and the release of May’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, both scheduled for Wednesday.

Grayscale’s GBTC led the outflows with $121 million, followed by Ark Invest’s ARKB with $56 million. Bitwise’s BITB and others also reported outflows, contrasting with zero flows for BlackRock’s IBIT.

This marks a stark contrast to the previous weeks, during which these ETFs had accumulated a total net inflow of $15.42 billion since their inception in January.

Market expectations are now focused on the FOMC meeting and the CPI data release. The CPI, a key inflation indicator, is predicted to show a modest 0.1% increase from April, potentially signalling a broader disinflationary trend.

While the Fed is widely expected to maintain the current interest rate, a Reuters poll suggests a possibility of two rate cuts later this year. This potential policy shift could significantly impact Bitcoin’s price, which has already dipped to $67,500 from last week’s peak of nearly $72,000.

The confluence of these events creates an air of uncertainty in the Bitcoin market. While the recent outflows raise concerns, the upcoming CPI data and Fed decision could provide much-needed clarity and potentially reverse the current trend.

Investors are advised to closely monitor these developments as they could significantly influence Bitcoin’s future price trajectory.

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