The price of Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, achieved a new all-time high at $1,500 today. Data suggest that the ETH options market showed dominant call activity and this may be a primary factor in the rally to a new high.
Across major exchanges, the price of ETH surpassed $1,500, after the options market showed dominant call activity.
In the options market, there are two types of contracts: puts and calls. Puts are sell orders and calls are buy orders. When there are more calls in the market, it means the options market is bullish.
The options market was dominated with calls before the rally
Before the rally to a new all-time high, analysts at Laevitas, a data analytics platform, said 80% of Deribit’s ETH volume has been dominated by calls.
Based on this volume trend, the analysts predicted that ETH is likely to see a major rally. They said:
“#ETH 1-month VIX has reset to levels last seen in early January while price is stabilising close to ATH. 80% of @DeribitExchange volume today is dominated by calls, this looks like it’s about to pop.”
Within hours, ETH surged past $1,500, recording a new all-time high for the second time in a month.
ETH had been flirting with the all-time high throughout the past week but each time it got close to the resistance the price rejected to the closest underlying support.
The fact that the price didn’t see a deep pullback after retesting the previous record-high meant the resistance was weakening. Hence, on its fourth retest, the resistance level was breached.
As Three Arrows Capital CEO Su Zhu said, the momentum of Ether has been so strong that if an investor sold BTC to ETH at the $41,000 peak, the investor would have made more than selling to the U.S. dollar. He said:
“Crazy thought, but you would’ve made more selling $BTC to $ETH than btc to usd at the local 41k top. Crypto/crypto if you want to play cycles. Crypto/fiat up only.”
So what’s next for Ethereum?
Traders say that if the Ether daily candle closes above $1,440, it would solidify a bullish uptrend. A pseudonymous trader known as “Trader Koz” said:
“Daily close above $1,440 confirms the low being in, in my opinion. Still time for this to get rejected so I’m trying to hold off on the full-blown celebration until later.”
Researchers at IntoTheBlock shared a similar sentiment. After Ether broke $1,500 for the first time in history, the researchers said on-chain activity has returned to Jan 2018 numbers.
“ETH breaks the $1,500 barrier for the first time and enters into price discovery. And to celebrate the ATH, here are some facts: – 100% addresses profitability – On-chain transactional activity back to Jan 2018 numbers (averaging 1.16m daily) – 52.38m addresses holding ETH (ATH)”
Reason Behind Ethereum (ETH) Price Surge to $12,000
- Justin Bennett looks at a situation in which the price of ETH could hit $12,000.
- Ethereum always follows the BTC price.
- Bennett explained that a $200,000 price surge in BTC will put ETH at $12,000.
With Ethereum (ETH) breaking the $4,000 price this week, analyst Justin Bennett looks at a situation in which the price of ETH could hit $12,000. More so, the crypto has limited two-and-a-half months to travel this year. This indicates ETH has only limited time to reach the optimistic price targets.
According to CoinMarketCap, the ETH price is trading at $4,010.56 with a 24-hour trading volume of $18,093,022,938, at the time of writing.
Ethereum always follows the BTC price, however, analysts have not seen a deviation from this trend. Also, with the current market conditions, the analyst explained in his newsletter which indicators reveal that the price of the pioneer crypto will reach as high as $200K before the present cycle ends.
In case, ETH hits this price target, then ETH will surely rally over 300% in response to this. Aside from all this, Bennett explained that a $200,000 price surge in BTC will put ETH at $12,000 with the present ETHBTC levels. Added to this, the analyst views that the price of ETHBTC will surge before the end of the bull market.
According to Bennett, the price of ETHUSDT could be between $15,000 and $20,000. If the price of bitcoin breaks above $200,000 before the cycle ends, then the price of ETHUSDT will also rise.
Recent trends indicate that Ethereum may hit a new all-time high before the weekend closes, despite significant resistance toward breaking the previous all-time high. If that happens, then we will just have to wait and see what happens.
One Ethereum Competitor Is Showing Strength As Bitcoin Loses Ground, According to Crypto Trader Benjamin Cowen
Crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen says an Ethereum rival is showing strength as Bitcoin pulls back from its all-time high.
Cowen tells his 576,000 YouTube subscribers that AVAX, the native token for the smart contract platform Avalanche, is “weathering the storm relatively well.”ADVERTISEMENT
The 12th-ranked asset by market cap is trading at $68.28 at time of writing, up over 5% in the past 24 hours and more than 20% in the past week, according to CoinGecko.
Cowen notes that AVAX is trading well above both its 20-week simple moving average (SMA) and 21-week exponential moving average (EMA). Taken together, the two metrics are what Cowen refers to as the “bull market support band.”
“We also have some wiggle room in the sense that we are above the bull market support band of the AVAX/USD valuation. The 20-week SMA is at $35.85 and the 21-week EMA is at $43.47. What that tells you is that Avalanche has been performing pretty well for the last several weeks.
A lot of coins are right above their bull market support band, and they haven’t been performing as well recently. A lot of these things can have some type of seasonality as the money ball just jumps around from project to project, and right now, clearly, AVAX is showing a decent amount of strength.”
Cowen doesn’t predict that AVAX will have a strong move against Bitcoin “in the next month or so,” but he does say that Avalanche can increase in value in terms of its relationship to the US dollar in the short term.
Ethereum Price Forecast: ETH bulls set sights on new record high targeting $6,000
- Ethereum price is gearing up for a new all-time high as two significant bullish chart patterns have transpired.
- The governing technical patterns present optimistic targets at $6,015 and $6,365.
- A daily close above $3,960 would add credence to the bulls’ aspirations toward $6,000.
Ethereum price is hovering around a key support level which has previously acted as resistance for ETH, as the bulls catch their breath before the token resumes its rally. As long as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization holds above $3,960, a 60% surge is still on the radar.
Ethereum price eyes 60% ascent
Ethereum price has printed two major bullish technical patterns on the daily chart, an ascending parallel channel and a cup-and-handle pattern. The former chart pattern indicates that ETH has been consistently reaching higher highs and higher lows since mid-June, presenting an optimistic outlook for the token.
Based on the first prevailing chart pattern, ETH is likely to tag the upper boundary of the channel at $6,015, coinciding with the 161.8% Fibonacci extension level, representing a 48% climb.
The cup-and-handle chart pattern suggests that the projected target for Ethereum price is at $6,365, forecasting a 60% rally. While the two governing technical patterns establish an optimistic outlook for ETH, the token may be confronted by a headwind at its all-time high at $4,369, corresponding to the middle boundary of the parallel channel.
Additional hurdles may emerge at the 127.2% Fibonacci extension level at $5,092, then at the 161.8% Fibonacci extension level at $6,015.
Given the reinforcement of the two optimistic chart patterns presented on the ETH daily chart, retracements for Ethereum price may not be significant even if selling pressure arises.
ETH/USDT daily chart
Ethereum price will discover immediate support at the support trend line at $3,960, then at the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level at $3,797. The following line of defense will emerge at the 21-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $3,710, then at the 50-day SMA at $3,453 before eventually dropping toward the lower boundary of the ascending parallel channel at $3,349, which meets the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level.
If Ethereum price fails to hold above the aforementioned levels of support, the bullish outlook may be voided, prompting ETH to plunge lower toward the 100-day SMA at $3,137.
ETH bulls should aim for a daily close above $3,960 to reinforce commitment for the bullish target to be on the horizon.