Cryptocurrency Fund Flows Decline as Bitcoin Price Trades Sideways

Crypto fund flows are slowing, which could suggest investor uncertainty about BTC's price.

Mar 22, 2021 at 7:12 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. UTC

Cryptocurrency fund inflows declined by roughly 58% to $99 million last week. Lower investor appetite for digital asset funds could reflect uncertainty over bitcoin’s price, which recently has traded in a range between $53,000 and $61,000.  

“Since the February price highs and heightened volatility, we have seen a steady decline in appetite amongst investors,” according to a report by CoinShares, a digital asset management firm.

  • “We have also seen a decline in bitcoin investment product trading volumes to $713 million per day last week, versus $1.1 billion per day for 2021,” wrote CoinShares.
  • Fund flow data also shows a regional divide. Inflows are slowing in the U.S., while Europe and Canada have sustained investor appetite.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) products received a majority of inflows last week, while ethereum (ETH) and polkadot (DOT) lagged behind.

Chart shows weekly crypto ETP flows.

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