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Crypto Rallies to Wall Street’s FOMO: What Happened in Crypto This Week?

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13F Filings Disclose Wall Street’s FOMO Crypto Soars as Inflation Shows Signs of Cooling Chainlink Continues Powering

• 13F Filings Disclose Wall Street’s FOMO

• Crypto Soars as Inflation Shows Signs of Cooling

• Chainlink Continues Powering Tokenization

Crypto Soars as Inflation Shows Signs of Cooling

While inflation shows tentative signs of easing, both Bitcoin and Ethereum surged on positive macro data and market forecasts suggesting potential rate cuts. However, Fed officials seem to be less optimistic. We’ll explore the conflicting signals, unpack the Fed’s next move, and highlight key events that could impact markets this week.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) dipped to 3.4% in April, down from March’s level of 3.5%. Similarly, Core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices, also slightly declined to 3.6%. This decrease, coupled with weaker-than-expected retail sales data, suggests consumer spending may be easing, further dampening inflationary pressures. However, the Producer Price Index (PPI), which reflects wholesale costs, exceeded expectations in April, suggesting price pressures persist and may eventually reach end-consumers.

Nevertheless, the CPI news on May 15 was followed by a daily surge in Bitcoin’s price, jumping 7.5% to around $66K. Furthermore, on May 20, speculation around a potential ETH spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the U.S. sent the market on an even bigger rally, with Bitcoin and Ethereum surging by 13.6% and 24%, respectively over the past week.

Figure 1 – Bitcoin/USD Performance Against Last Week’s Events

Source: TradingView

Still, the high-for-longer sentiment seems to be the overarching theme in the Fed. Last week, high ranks of the Federal Reserve like Chair of Supervision Michael Barr and Vice Chair Philip Jefferson reiterated that although April’s reading may be considered encouraging, it’s still not enough to change the Fed’s stance on cutting interest rates.

Later today, members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have a busy schedule of events where they’ll speak about economic outlook and monetary policy, which will be closely monitored given their effect on the general market sentiment.Coming out tomorrow, the minutes from the FOMC meeting earlier this month are expected to reveal further clarity on the Fed’s next move regarding interest rates and money supply. Should this reveal a dovish stance, investors may be pushed towards riskier assets. According to CME FedWatch, market participants are currently pricing a 60% chance of rate cuts in September and 88.5% in December.

13F Filings Disclose Wall Street FOMO

Beyond the macro news, on Wednesday the deadline for the 13F filings concluded, revealing significant Bitcoin holdings among investment managers. There are 937 professional investors holding $11B in the U.S. Spot Bitcoin ETFs, representing 18.7% of the ETFs’ assets under management. In comparison, Gold ETFs had a modest 95 professional firms invested by the first quarter following the launch. Hedge fund Millennium Management is the largest institutional holder of the new funds, with roughly $2B invested, however the reach extended beyond traditional investment firms.

It has also been made public that the State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased more than $160M in shares of Bitcoin ETFs in Q1, with the majority of that representing assets in the Wisconsin Retirement System, a growing trend that exemplifies the demand for Bitcoin as a store of value. Additionally, some of America’s biggest banks who had voiced adversary stances towards crypto have also reported Bitcoin ETF holdings. Morgan Stanley has recently disclosed it has $270M worth of shares while JP Morgan has invested $1.2M.

These disclosures are coming from the Wall Street giants who claimed Bitcoin was a bubble not so long ago. This level of adoption shows how Bitcoin’s fundamentals have pushed the world’s largest players to change their stance. Institutions are now mitigating their reputational risk by not delaying their Bitcoin adoption any further, which could otherwise be deemed unsound from an investment standpoint. On that front, last week Bitcoin ETFs crossed $1B in inflows, the best weekly performance since March, illustrating that Bitcoin adoption is not slowing down since the 13F filings. For instance, on a monthly basis, the ETFs have purchased over 21,700 BTC which is almost three times the new supply coming from miners, in the same time frame, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2 – US Bitcoin Spot ETF Flows vs. Bitcoin Block Rewards

Source: 21Shares, Glassnode

Chainlink Continues Powering Tokenization

Chainlink is the leading decentralized oracle network, bridging the gap between blockchains and the external world. While blockchains are powerful, they live in siloed environments, meaning they cannot access information or data that exists off-chain. Chainlink offers an expansive set of Oracle-based services and leverages its Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) to integrate data from existing external systems across any blockchain securely. For instance, by providing Proof-of-Reserves for traditional assets or executing Verifiable Random Functions to fairly mint NFTs. Chainlink’s innovative solution has enabled over $10T in transactions across 22 separate blockchain networks, showcasing the reach this innovative protocol has on the wider industry.

Last Thursday, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the world’s largest securities settlement system which processed $3 quadrillion in securities in 2023, announced it successfully completed a pilot project in collaboration with Chainlink and major financial institutions such as BNY Mellon and JP Morgan. The project builds upon the existing DTCC Mutual Funds Profile Service I (MFPS I), which serves as the industry standard for transmitting NAV data, such as fund price and rate. The pilot does not affect initial workflows such as calculating fund data, as the focus was to create a standardized way to disseminate fund information across different blockchains. The project is likely to expedite real-world asset tokenization, which has become an increasingly important industry segment, showcased by tokenized government securities growing 10x in assets under management since the start of 2023, from nearly $100M to almost $1.4B.

Figure 3 – Market Landscape of Tokenized Government Securities by Product

Source: 21co on Dune Analytics

Every day, the DTCC’s service oversees the transmission of price and rate data for tens of thousands of mutual fund securities. In the current architecture, the DTCC links funds and service providers to distributors, collecting relevant fund data via a message queue and file-based methods, and finally disseminates them at regular intervals, as shown below.

Smart NAV extends the dissemination capabilities of MPFS I, where in addition to data being sent through existing channels, it is transformed into a modern JSON-based data structure. The newly formatted data is wrapped into a blockchain transaction, signed by DTCC’s private keys, and finally routed to Chainlink’s CCIP, allowing relevant fund data to be sent across almost any blockchain, private or public. Once the fund data is transmitted to these networks, a CCIP based smart contract forwards the data to the Smart-NAV-specific smart contracts responsible for validating permissions and storing data for the interested parties to consume.

The dissemination process highlighted above has an effect on traditional funds, as well as those represented on-chain. For instance, the real-time API sits off-chain and pushes fund data to all those integrated with the service. As soon as the relevant data is available, the API can be queried for both real-time and past information, which is impossible with the current MPFS I service. This distinction is crucial, as while the solution is inherently blockchain-based, it can clearly benefit participants who are not yet exploring tokenizing their funds, by allowing for faster and historical data dissemination. Additionally, Single Fund Consumer Smart Contracts and Bulk Consumer Smart Contracts, allowed participants to simulate tokenized funds, or a grouping of funds, which are instantly enriched with the respective data, as soon as available for the off-chain counterparty. This prevents users needing to store NAV data in a separate database that references the fund itself, thus allowing for a more streamlined tokenization process.

The collaboration between the DTCC and Chainlink represents a significant leap forward in the realm of tokenization. Chainlink’s CCIP abstracts away the need for the DTCC to directly connect to every blockchain network where tokenized funds may live on. This would be difficult for the DTCC to execute alone, given the potential costs and technical nuances that exist across chains. Hence, the use of Chainlink is vital as we envision a cross-chain tokenized landscape. The project presents a glimpse into the future where the process of distributing data is hosted on-chain, allowing for quicker, dynamic and historical distribution, empowering investors to make more informed investments. The project could be taken further to automate workflows, for instance the Bulk Consumer Smart Contract could represent a model portfolio, enabling the respective smart contract to rebalance these automatically. While the project is still young, any developments will be closely monitored, given the effect it would have on the growing industry segment of tokenization.

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Source: Forex Factory, 21Shares

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För närvarande upptar Microsoft, det största företaget i världen, 22 % av indexet, medan Apple står för 21 % och Nvidia bara 6 %. De senaste veckorna har det skett stora rörelser på finansmarknaderna, vilket tvingar en av världens största ETFer att omorganisera sin portfölj.

För närvarande upptar Microsoft, det största företaget i världen, 22 % av indexet, medan Apple står för 21 % och Nvidia bara 6 %. De senaste veckorna har det skett stora rörelser på finansmarknaderna, vilket tvingar en av världens största ETFer att omorganisera sin portfölj.

Apples aktier steg med mer än 10% efter presentationen av sin plattform för artificiell intelligens. Detta ledde till att teknikföretaget blev, återigen, om än tillfälligt, det största företaget på planeten, med en värdering på 3,30 biljoner USD.

Nvidia har å sin sida stigit med 170 % hittills i år och nått 3,27 miljarder USD. Därmed kunde den placera sig på tredje plats bland de mest värdefulla företagen, till och med överträffa Alphabet och Amazon.

Som ett resultat är den börshandlade fonden Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK), som följer utvecklingen för de ledande teknikföretagen på den amerikanska marknaden, på väg att balansera om sin portfölj för att följa reglerna, vilket kan påverka aktiekurserna. Följ kursen här.

För närvarande upptar Microsoft, det största företaget i världen, 22 % av indexet, medan Apple står för 21 % och Nvidia bara 6 %. Men snart måste Apples och Nvidias positioner bytas ut.

Flytten skulle innebära en försäljning på cirka 11,4 miljarder dollar för Apple, en total som representerar en hel dag med genomsnittlig handel, och köp på 10 miljarder dollar för Nvidia, ungefär en fjärdedel av den dagliga volymen.

Även om siffrorna bleknar i jämförelse med de två jättarnas börsvärden, är sanningen att de fortsätter att antyda ett flöde av pengar som kan ha en inverkan på priserna på deras aktier. Hur som helst kan de icke-professionella investerarnas frenesi dämpa effekterna av denna omstrukturering.

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Deka iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond UCITS ETF (D6RE ETF) med ISIN DE000ETFL615 strävar efter att spåra iBoxx® MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond Select-index. iBoxx® MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond Select-index följer eurodenominerade gröna obligationer utgivna av europeiska företag. Tid till förfall: 1,5-10 år. Betyg: Investment Grade.

Deka iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond UCITS ETF (D6RE ETF) med ISIN DE000ETFL615 strävar efter att spåra iBoxx® MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond Select-index. iBoxx® MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond Select-index följer eurodenominerade gröna obligationer utgivna av europeiska företag. Tid till förfall: 1,5-10 år. Betyg: Investment Grade.

Den börshandlade fondens TER (total cost ratio) uppgår till 0,25 % p.a. Deka iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond UCITS ETF är den enda ETF som följer iBoxx® MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond Select-index. ETFen replikerar det underliggande indexets prestanda genom full replikering (köper alla indexbeståndsdelar). Ränteintäkterna (kuponger) i ETFen delas ut till investerarna (kvartalsvis).

Deka iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond UCITS ETF är en liten ETF med tillgångar på 27 miljoner euro under förvaltning. ETF lanserades den 2 augusti 2023 och har sin hemvist i Tyskland.

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Deka iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond UCITS ETF är en UCITS IV-kompatibel värdepappersfond som replikerar resultatet av iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond Select Index (prisindex). Hållbarhetskriterier beaktas vid sammansättningen av indexuniversum. Indexet består av företagsobligationer utgivna för att finansiera projekt som har en positiv inverkan på miljön.

Indexuniversum

Gröna obligationer som ingår i iBoxx EUR Green Bonds Select Index och klassificeras som sådana av Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

Inkluderar euro-denominerade obligationer från stora och medelstora företag baserade i euroområdet, Storbritannien, Norge, Sverige, Danmark och Schweiz

Lägsta obligationsrating på BBB-/Baa3 (Investment Grade Rating)

Handla D6RE ETF

Deka iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates Green Bond UCITS ETF (D6RE ETF) är en europeisk börshandlad fond. Denna fond handlas på Deutsche Boerse Xetra.

Det betyder att det går att handla andelar i denna ETF genom de flesta svenska banker och Internetmäklare, till exempel DEGIRONordnet, Aktieinvest och Avanza.

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Spotlight Stock Market erbjuder handel med ETPer och godkänner första emittent samt två instrument

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Spotlight Group AB meddelar att dotterbolaget Spotlight Stock Market från och med den 25 juni 2024 kommer att erbjuda handel med ETPer. Spotlight Stock Market har idag godkänt en emittent som utgivare av instrument samt två stycken olika ETPer för handel.

Spotlight Group AB meddelar att dotterbolaget Spotlight Stock Market från och med den 25 juni 2024 kommer att erbjuda handel med ETPer. Spotlight Stock Market har idag godkänt en emittent som utgivare av instrument samt två stycken olika ETPer för handel.

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