ETH Price Did Not Benefit from the Ether ETF News: Here's Why

ETH Price Did Not Benefit from the Ether ETF News: Here's Why
Despite the U.S. approval of several ether exchange-traded funds, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) experienced a downturn in their prices over the last 24 hours.
The Ethereum crypto dropped by 4% post-approval, epitomizing the classic "sell the news" market reaction.

The broader crypto markets including the market leaders Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) experienced a decline in value amid the positive news approval of Ether ETFs to be listed on the U.S. exchanges.

Following the approval, Ether price saw a decline of 4%, reversing a previous 20% increase over a week driven by the anticipated approval and favorable forecasts for the ETFs' listing.

Despite the positive news about the approval of spot Ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States, the BTC and ETH witnessed a sharp fall. Let's try to look into the activities that led to the selloff and how it was possible to anticipate the fall.
A large Chunk Of ETH Transferred to Exchanges
Significant transfers of ETH to cryptocurrency exchanges had captured the market's focus in the past. This move sparked discussions about possible profit-taking, adjustments in investment portfolios, or market speculation.

Over the last couple of weeks, exchanges saw an influx of over 242,000 ETH into their wallets, signaling a surge in trading activities that could lead to heightened market fluctuation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looking at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ethereum?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ethereum</a>’s balance on exchanges reveals a spike in the tokens available to sell. <br><br>Over the last two weeks, over 242,000 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24ETH&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"> ETH </a> have moved to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cryptocurrency?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cryptocurrency</a> exchange wallets. This indicates increased trading activity on exchanges that can contribute to price… <a href="https://t.co/vOxV3pkmJq">pic.twitter.com/vOxV3pkmJq</a></p>&mdash; Ali (@ali_charts) <a href="https://twitter.com/ali_charts/status/1793913537917596017?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 24, 2024</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Moreover, as per a tweet by Ali Martinez, a technical and on-chain analyst, Jeffrey Wilke, a co-founder of Ethereum, had moved 10,000 ETH , valued at approximately $37.38 million, to the Kraken exchange.

All these flows of Ethereum from different wallets to the cryptocurrency exchange wallets indicated the intention of the large players aiming to book profits amid the ETF news. The large investors seemed to have taken advantage of the news to rebalance their portfolio thus turning the ETF approval a sell the news event.
What’s Next For Ethereum?
Now that the news has shaken the Ethereum price, it's time to analyze the price chart about what lies ahead for the ETH ahead. as per the daily chart the recent support lies near $3600 above which the bulls may look to defend in the short term.

Moreover, on the higher side, the $3850 may act as a supply zone and act as a hurdle for the bulls on the higher side. The price action seems to be sideways and range bounded until the crypto is maintained in these levels.


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