A recent analysis by Deribit, a leading derivatives exchange, suggests a bullish sentiment for Bitcoin as we approach early 2024. This optimism is rooted in the current Bitcoin put-call options ratio, a critical option market metric. Related Reading: Bitcoin Alert: $137 Million Moved By Long-Sleeping Whale, Market Braces For Impact Deribit’s Insight: Bitcoin Calls Outpace Puts Signaling Market Confidence Notably, options are financial instruments that give traders the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call options) or sell (put options) an underlying asset at a specified price within a set time frame. The put-call ratio is used in options trading to measure market sentiment. A put option signifies a bet on the price of an asset falling, while a call option represents a wager on its rise. A lower put-call ratio indicates that more traders are betting on the asset’s price increasing rather than decreasing. Deribit’s analysis shows an increasing trend in the number of call options outstripping put options in Bitcoin’s options market. Luuk Strijers, Chief Commercial Officer at Deribit, highlighted that the ..
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