September 28, 2021

$161M Ethereum options expiry tilts toward bulls as ETH flips $2K to support

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With no short-term solution in sight for the surging network fees, some investors are afraid that Ether (ETH) price could face a correction. The EIP-1559 proposal is set to be bundled with the impending London upgrade, and this will change the gas fee structure, but traders are left to deal with high fees until then.

The flexible block size proposal aims for a more predictable fee pricing model, but this upgrade is scheduled for July, meaning, in the short term, Ether could be subject to price pressure. Adding to this, miners have been expressing concerns as the new proposal aims to burn part of the fees to create scarcity, reducing their income by up to 50%.

To prepare for downside events, professional traders usually buy protective put options without reducing their positions, especially those farming and staking with high yields. Although these are generally costly for longer-term periods, the trades are also offered weekly or bi-weekly at some exchanges.

The put-to-call ratio favors bears, but there’s more to it

Unlike futures contracts, options are divided into two segments. Call (buy) options allow the buyer to acquire Ether at a fixed price on theTitle: $161M Ethereum options expiry tilts toward bulls as ETH flips $2K to support
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/161m-ethereum-options-expiry-tilts-toward-bulls-as-eth-flips-2k-to-support
Published Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 22:30:00 +0100

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