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Ethereum struggles around $3K as short positions surge: What now?

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The consecutive liquidation of long positions has led to more Ethereum traders taking short positions. 

Ethereum below $3K! Short positions surge, where will ETH go from here?

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  • ETH traded at $3k at press time.
  • The cumulative short liquidation of Ethereum rose to over $800 million.

After experiencing a price decline on the 7th of May, Ethereum [ETH] saw more liquidations in long positions. Consequently, more traders opted for short positions.

As a result of this increased shorting activity, the price of Ethereum declined further, falling below the $3,000 price range during the trading session on the 8th of May.

Ethereum traders bet on price decline

AMBCrypto’s analysis of Ethereum’s exchange liquidation map on Coinglass indicated a dominance of short positions at the time of writing.

The cumulative short liquidation leverage for the 24-hour period has risen to over $800 million.

This suggests that traders are increasingly taking short positions, indicating their expectation for the price of ETH to continue declining in the short term. 

Ethereum liquidation map

Source: Coinglass

Further examination of the map revealed that the cumulative leveraged position for the last seven days has exceeded $1.7 billion.

Given the prevailing trend in the previous trading session, this current positioning by traders is not unexpected.

Ethereum long positions feeling the heat

Ethereum’s long positions have experienced more liquidations than short positions over the last three days.

AMBCrypto’s look at Coinglass’ liquidation chart revealed that between the 6th and the 7th of May, longs exceeded $78 million.

Conversely, short liquidations, during the same period, amounted to approximately $18.3 million. 

Ethereum liquidations

Source: Coinglass

This trend persisted at press time, with long liquidations surpassing $7 million, while short liquidation volume stood at around $1.6 million.

ETH to fall deeper?

AMBCrypto’s look at Ethereum’s daily timeframe price trend revealed a notable three-day decline.

Read Ethereum’s [ETH] Price Prediction 2024-25

Trading at around $3k at the time of writing, with a decrease of less than 1%, the price movement indicated some level of volatility as depicted by the Bollinger Band.

This decline has further entrenched ETH into a bearish trend, with the Relative Strength Index (RSI) standing at 40, signaling a strong bearish sentiment.

Ethereum price trend

Source: TradingView


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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