ETH Futures ETF Approval Uptrend

ETH Futures ETF Approval Uptrend

The crypto market turned bullish on Thursday as traders capitalized on the hype growing around exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Ethereum price repositioned itself above $1,600 support and climbed sharply toward $1,700 but stalled on hitting $1,670.

The second-largest crypto is up 3% on Friday to $1,648, with $12.2 billion in trading volume streaming in, although its market capitalization still hovers slightly below the $200 billion mark.

Valkyrie’s Application To Seek Exposure To Ethereum Futures Contracts Approved

Valkyrie, the company specializing in alternative asset management with a focus on the intersection of the cryptocurrency market and traditional finance, has received the green light to start seeking exposure to Ether futures contracts within its operational Bitcoin futures ETF product.

“Today, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF (Nasdaq: $BTF) began adding exposure to Ether futures contracts, making it the first US ETF to provide exposure to Ether and Bitcoin futures contracts under one wrapper,” a spokesperson said in a written statement to CoinDesk.

According to the spokesperson, Valkyrie beat other investment firms in the race to offer ETH futures ETF because it “supplemented its prospectus and updated risk disclosures related to Ether futures.”

This new approval means that Valkyrie will offer the two distinct futures contracts in one ETF product starting October 3. The product’s name will change to Valkyrie Bitcoin and Ether Strategy ETF, and trade under the same ticker BTF.

Meanwhile, another asset management firm, VanEck confirmed on Thursday the imminent launch of its VanEck Ethereum Strategy ETF (EFUT).

“The Fund will invest in standardized, cash-settled ETH futures contracts traded on commodity exchanges registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC),” VanEck via a press release.

Shares of the actively managed fund will trade on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). However, VanEck did not say when exactly the listing will take place.

Ethereum Price Flaunts Impending Cup and Handle Breakout

Ethereum price wobbled a lot in September with little upside action due to the seller congestion between $1,650 and $1,710. There have been frequent dips below $1,600 support where ETH has tested support areas at $1,530 (a price level seen last in March) and the most recent support at $1,564.

The futures ETF-driven rebound boosted Ethereum price above $1,600, affirming the level as a short-term support but its momentum faded on touching $1,670. On the bright side, ETH holds above all three applied moving averages, including the 50-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) (red), the 100-day EMA (blue), and the 200-day EMA (purple).

Ethereum price prediction chart
ETH/USD four-hour chart | Tradingview

A cup and handle pattern formed since the beginning of September is on the verge of a breakout likely to propel Ethereum to $1,785. To achieve this target, bulls must bring down the resistance at $1,670 (the pattern’s neckline resistance) to validate the cup and handle.

New long positions should be opened slightly above the neckline with the stop loss at $1,650 or the 200 EMA currently at $1,635. The bullish outlook from the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator shows that buyers have the upper and the path with the least resistance is to the upside.

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