Ethereum: 200,000 ETH Options Expiry Spurs Demand – How Far Can Price Go?

NewsBTC
Updated Jun 17, 2024 01:28
Mitrade
coverImg
Source: DepositPhotos

Investors are bullish on Ethereum as the industry awaits the launch of Spot Ethereum ETFs. This sentiment is relayed through the recent expiration of Ethereum options contracts and the put-call ratio. According to data, over 200,000 ETH options recently expired, and the crypto community eagerly awaits the direction of the Ethereum price.


Notably, the majority of the expiring ETH options are call options, meaning buyers are betting the price will rise. At the same time, the put-call ratio is at 0.36. This low value means market participants are currently buying more call options than put options. 


Options Show Surging Ethereum Demand


Options are contracts that give buyers the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an asset at a specific price on or before a certain date. If the Ethereum price is above the strike price of these options at expiry, buyers will likely exercise their right to buy ETH at a discount, which would drive the price up further.


According to data, participants in the options market are betting on Ethereum’s price increase despite the recent stagnation around $3,500. Particularly, the data shows that 200,000 ETH options worth $710 million recently expired due to Ethereum’s failure to break above the $3,600 price mark.

This means most options traders were betting Ether would be trading higher by now. Despite this, the sheer number of call options suggests the amount of demand pressure Ethereum is currently facing, which is set to continue into the next month. Hence, this is a good time for investors to lay out plans for next month’s call options. 


14 June options delivery data 20,000 BTC options expired with a Put Call Ratio of 0.49, a maximum pain point of $68,500 and a notional value of $1.35 billion. 200,000 ETH options expired with a Put Call Ratio of 0.36, a max pain of $3,600 and a notional value of $710 million.… pic.twitter.com/42ruZLLtqc

— Greeks.live (@GreeksLive) June 14, 2024


How High Can Ethereum Price Go?


Demand for Ethereum is spiking. This signals that traders expect the price to continue rising in the near term. Accumulation was at its highest in the middle of the week, with holders gobbling up more than 298,000 ETH in 24 hours. Also, on-chain data from Santiment shows that the top 10 exchange wallets have seen their ETH holdings drop by 8.6% in the past few days as traders accumulate into private wallets. Notably, the uptick in withdrawals also saw 336,000 ETH worth $1.2 billion withdrawn from Coinbase on Wednesday and Thursday.


On the other hand, Ethereum, which started last week trading around $3,700, struggled to break above a resistance of $3,600 during the weekend. The increase in call options, along with the increasing demand, suggests Ethereum will easily break above $3,600 in the new week. Breaking through $3,600 and $3,700 would be extremely bullish and could trigger a rally to new all-time highs.  

* The content presented above, whether from a third party or not, is considered as general advice only.  This article should not be construed as containing investment advice, investment recommendations, an offer of or solicitation for any transactions in financial instruments.

Do you find this article useful?
Related Articles
placeholder
Ethereum Price Rises Amid Challenges: Will ETH Break Above $3,200?Ethereum price extended its increase above the $3,120 resistance zone. ETH could soon aim for a move above the $3,200 resistance.
Author  NewsBTC
Ethereum price extended its increase above the $3,120 resistance zone. ETH could soon aim for a move above the $3,200 resistance.
placeholder
Ethereum Settles Below $3K: Bearish Sentiment Points to Deeper DeclineEthereum price remained in a bearish zone below $3,150 zone. ETH is again moving lower and the bears could aim for a drop below $2,800.
Author  NewsBTC
Ethereum price remained in a bearish zone below $3,150 zone. ETH is again moving lower and the bears could aim for a drop below $2,800.
placeholder
Experts Eye Spot Ethereum ETF Launch By Mid-July, Predict Price RallyThe crypto industry is on the verge of a potentially significant development as key figures in the sector hint at the imminent approval of a spot Ethereum ETF in the United States, possibly triggering a notable price rally for ETH.
Author  NewsBTC
The crypto industry is on the verge of a potentially significant development as key figures in the sector hint at the imminent approval of a spot Ethereum ETF in the United States, possibly triggering a notable price rally for ETH.
placeholder
Ethereum ETF Dream On Hold: SEC Thumbs Down Applications (Again)Ethereum enthusiasts were cruising down the information superhighway towards a July 4th fireworks celebration of a different kind: the launch of the first spot Ethereum ETF. Related Reading: Solana
Author  NewsBTC
Ethereum enthusiasts were cruising down the information superhighway towards a July 4th fireworks celebration of a different kind: the launch of the first spot Ethereum ETF. Related Reading: Solana
placeholder
Bitcoin And Ethereum Traders Cool Down on Bearish Bets, Put-Call Ratio Retreating In JuneBitcoin, Ethereum, and top altcoins are falling at spot rates. As of writing, Bitcoin is teetering around the $60,000 level and still unable to reverse the sharp losses of June 24, when prices cratered, dipping to the $50,000 territory. Bitcoin And Ethereum Put-Call Ratio Falling Even so, there appear to be changes. According to Kaiko, […]
Author  Bitcoinist
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and top altcoins are falling at spot rates. As of writing, Bitcoin is teetering around the $60,000 level and still unable to reverse the sharp losses of June 24, when prices cratered, dipping to the $50,000 territory. Bitcoin And Ethereum Put-Call Ratio Falling Even so, there appear to be changes. According to Kaiko, […]