Pro-Händler kaufen den Bitcoin-Preisverfall, während Privatanleger Altcoins jagen

Bitcoin (BTC) has been struggling to sustain the $55,000 support level for the past 16 Tage, or basically since the April 17 record-high $5 billion long contracts liquidation. The rejection that took place after the $64,900 all-time high had a devastating impact on the sentiment of retail traders, as measured by the perpetual futures funding rate significant drop.

jedoch, despite Bitcoin’s recent underperformance and today’s 6.5% fallen, pro traders have been buying the dip for the past 24 Std. These whales and arbitrage desk movements are reflected in the OKEx futures long-to-short ratio, as well as Bitfinex’s margin lending markets. As this buying occurs, retail traders are mainly quiet, which is reflected in the neutral perpetual funding rate.

USDT-margined perpetual futures 8-hour funding rate. Quelle: Bybt

Wie oben dargestellt, the perpetual futures (inverse Swaps) 8-hour funding rate has been below 0.05% for the past couple of weeks. For the end-of-month contracts, prices vastly differ from regular spot exchanges, reflecting the imbalance from longs and shorts leverage.

This discrepancy is why retail traders tend to prefer perpetual futures, albeit with the varying carry cost caused by the funding rate changes.

The current 8-hour fee is equivalent to a 1% weekly rate, signaling a slight imbalance on longs. jedoch, this level is well below the 0.10% and higher rates seen in early April. This data is clear evidence that retail traders aren’t comfortable adding Bitcoin long positions despite the 9% correction in two days.

Andererseits, the top traderslong-to-short indicator reached its highest level in 30 Tage, signaling buying activity from whales and arbitrage desks. This indicator is calculated by analyzing the client’s consolidated position on the spot, Perpetual- und Futures-Kontrakte. Als Ergebnis, it gives a clearer view of whether professional traders are leaning bullish or bearish.

OKEx top traders long-to-short ratio. Quelle: Bybt

Wie oben gezeigt, the current OKEx futures long-to-short ratio currently favors longs by 94%. This buying activity was initiated in the early hours of May 4, as Bitcoin broke below $55,000. Wichtiger, it signals even more confidence than April 14, when BTC hiked to its $64,900 Allzeithoch.

jedoch, to confirm whether this movement is widespread, one should also evaluate margin markets. Zum Beispiel, the leading exchange (Bitfinex) holds over $1.8 billion worth of leveraged Bitcoin positions.

BTC Preis (Orange, left) vs.. Bitfinex long-to-short margin ratio (Blau, Recht). Quelle: TradingView

Bitfinex shows spectacular growth in the BTC margin markets with longs over 50x the amount borrowed by shorts. These levels are unprecedented in the exchange’s history and confirm the data from OKEx’s futures markets.

There’s no doubt that professional traders are ultra-bullish despite today’s Bitcoin dip. As for the lack of appetite from retail traders, their focus seems to be currently on altcoins.

Zur Zeit, 18 von oben 50 altcoins have rallied 45% or higher in the past 30 Tage.

Die Frage ist, can the altcoin rally continue if BTC fails to produce a new all-time high over the next couple of weeks?

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Quelle: Cointelegraph

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