BlackRock and Fidelity Bitcoin ETFs ranked top 10 in January flows, signaling strong investor interest in cryptocurrency.
BlackRock and Fidelity Investments have positioned their Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) among the top ten for January inflows, signaling a growing interest in cryptocurrency investment vehicles. The iShares Bitcoin Trust by BlackRock and Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin ETF have achieved impressive rankings, securing the eighth and tenth spots, respectively, in the list of ETFs with the largest inflows for the month, showcasing a combined total of approximately $4.8 billion in new investments.
The iShares Bitcoin Trust from BlackRock led with an estimated $2.6 billion in net inflows, marking it as a key player in the cryptocurrency ETF space. Following closely, the Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin ETF attracted around $2.2 billion, underscoring the financial industry’s increasing acceptance of digital currencies as a legitimate investment option. These figures came from a report by Morningstar research analyst Lan Anh Tran, based on data collected from the issuers’ websites.
This development is noteworthy, especially considering the United States hosts over 3,100 ETFs as of the end of December 2023, according to YCharts data. The report also highlighted a contrasting trend with the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust experiencing the second-highest outflows among ETFs for January, with an estimated $5.7 billion leaving the fund.
The investment community has been closely watching the performance of newly launched Bitcoin ETFs. Nate Geraci, the president of investment advisory firm ETF Store, expressed his surprise and interest in the performance of these funds through social media, indicating a significant shift in the market’s dynamics. He pointed out that BlackRock and Fidelity’s offerings are leading in what appears to be a competitive race among the nine new Bitcoin funds introduced.
Furthermore, the collaboration between ARK Invest and 21 Shares, along with Bitwise, is emerging as a strong contender, each amassing assets under management close to $650 million. Predictions suggest these funds might reach the $1 billion mark in the foreseeable future, indicating a robust interest in cryptocurrency investments.
Recent trends have also shown a remarkable six-day streak of net positive inflows into U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs, nearly totaling $715 million, predominantly supported by BlackRock and Fidelity’s ETFs. This influx of investments occurred after a period of net outflows, highlighting the volatile yet resilient nature of the cryptocurrency investment market. Lastly, Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas, commented on the resilience of these funds, noting the significant recovery and sustained interest post-launch, which bodes well for their future.