Ethereum ETFs to Launch in July? Experts Weigh In on SEC Approval Timeline

Ethereum ETFs to Launch in July
Ethereum ETFs to Launch in July!

The potential launch of Ethereum (ETH) Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) has been a hot topic among market observers and investors. With recent developments, experts are now predicting that the final approval for these ETFs could happen sooner than initially expected.

Predictions on SEC Approval

After the green light for spot Ethereum [ETH] ETFs' 19b-4 filings, the market has been abuzz with speculation regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) timeline for approving S-1 registration statements. Nate Geraci, a noted policy and market analyst from ETF Store, predicts that the SEC could approve these S-1s within the next 2-3 months. Geraci’s previous accurate prediction of the SEC's approval pattern adds weight to his current projection.

Heavy Lifting Already Done

Geraci points out that significant groundwork has already been laid following the approval of spot Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs and Ethereum futures ETFs. This suggests that the path to approval for spot Ethereum ETFs might be smoother and quicker. Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas supports Geraci's timeline, highlighting July as a likely month for the SEC’s final nod. Balchunas notably pointed out, "July 4th feels like a good over/under," indicating a mid-year approval.

Impact on Grayscale's Ethereum Trust

The approval of Ethereum ETFs could have significant implications for existing investment products, particularly Grayscale's Ethereum Trust (ETHE). Market watchers are keen to see if ETHE will experience similar outflows as the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) did post-approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs. In January, GBTC saw $6.5 billion in outflows, which has raised concerns about potential outflows from ETHE.

According to Kaiko insights, if the trend mirrors GBTC, ETHE, which currently holds $11 billion in assets under management (AUM), could see daily outflows averaging $110 million. However, crypto analyst James Van Straten has suggested that Grayscale's low-fee Mini Trust ($ETH) might mitigate some of these outflows, preventing a significant bleed.

Market Sentiment and Technical Analysis

Market sentiment around Ethereum is also influenced by technical indicators. Recently, ETH has shown a bearish Relative Strength Index (RSI) divergence on the 4-hour chart, indicating potential price pullbacks. This divergence, where the RSI is making lower highs while the price is making higher highs, typically suggests a forthcoming correction. ETH might retrace to the 50-day EMA around $3.68K or the previous support level near $3.6K before potentially rebounding towards the resistance zone at $4K.


The anticipation surrounding the approval of Ethereum ETFs is mounting, with experts predicting a possible launch in July. This development could have profound effects on existing Ethereum investment products and overall market dynamics. Investors should stay informed and watch for SEC updates as the potential launch date approaches. 



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