Digital Asset Fund Inflows Declined Last Week as Bitcoin Prices Stagnated

Last week was the first week of no outflows across funds since mid-February.

Apr 12, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:39 p.m. UTC

Net inflows to digital asset investment products declined by about $23 million last week to $83 million, though a recent bout of profit taking appears to have subsided, according to a new report by CoinShares, a digital asset investment firm.

  • “As is often the case when bitcoin prices make new highs, prices typically range trade in conjunction with a round of profit taking. Recently we have witnessed a similar profit-taking round (minor outflows) following all-time highs in mid-March 2021,” wrote CoinShares.
  • “This now looks to have run its course, with the minor outflows over the last month gradually diminishing.”
  • Last week was the first week of no outflows across funds since mid-February.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) prices were mostly stagnant last week, stuck in a range between roughly $55,000 and $60,000, unable to break through the all-time high around $61,700 reached in mid-March.
  • Bitcoin-focused funds received most inflows in the seven days through April 9, totaling $55 million, while Ethereum products attracted $22 million. Multi-asset digital investment products saw inflows of $8 million last week, the most since February.
  • Rising inflows outside of bitcoin products coupled with Ethereum’s rise in popularity “indicate investors are beginning to turn their focus onto alternative digital assets,” according to CoinShares.

Inflows to digital-asset funds declined last week, according to CoinShares.

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