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Ethereum to $4K now? THIS shows that sellers are backing off

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ETH’s rallying Taker Buy Sell Ratio shows that the coin might soon reclaim the $4000 price level. 

Ethereum to $4K now? THIS shows that sellers are backing off

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  • ETH’s Taker Buy Sell Ratio rallied toward 1.
  • This suggested a decline in selling pressure in its Futures market.

Ethereum’s [ETH] Taker Buy Sell Ratio, observed using a 7-day simple moving average (SMA), was poised to cross above its 1-center line at press time, according to CryptoQuant’s data.

This suggested a decline in sell orders in the coin’s perpetual Futures market. 

Ethereum Taker Buy Sell Ratio - All Exchanges (SMA 7)

Source: CryptoQuant

ETH’s Taker Buy Sell Ratio measures the ratio between the coin’s buy and sell volumes in its Futures market. 

When the metric rallies towards 1 or returns a value greater than 1, it signals more buy volume in the market than sell volume. Conversely, a value below 1 indicates more sell volume than buy volume.

As of this writing, ETH’s taker buy-sell ratio was 0.99, having climbed 3% since the beginning of the month.

Prior to this, this metric had been in decline. In a recent report, pseudonymous CryptoQuant analyst ShayanBTC noted that ETH’s Taker Buy Sell Ratio –

“Has consistently been below 1 for the past few months, suggesting that sellers have been more active in the ETH futures market.”

According to the analyst, the ratio changed its course when the recent rally began and has since climbed with ETH’s price.

“This upward trend in the Taker Buy Sell Ratio indicates a potential shift in market dynamics. If the ratio continues to rise, it may signal a reduction in aggressive selling pressure.”

ETH is in good hands

A closer look at ETH’s Futures market confirmed the possibility of a continued price rally. According to Coinglass’ data, the coin’s Futures Open Interest has rallied to a new all-time high of $16 billion.

Ethereum Futures Open Interest

Source: Coinglass

Futures Open Interest tracks the total number of outstanding Futures contracts or positions that have not been closed or settled.

When it rises like this, it suggests that more market participants are opening new positions.

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Further, the coin’s Funding Rate has remained positive. This is used in perpetual futures contracts to ensure the contract price stays close to the spot price. 

Ethereum Funding Rate

Source: Coinglass

When ETH’s Futures Funding Rates return a positive value, it means there is a strong demand for long positions. This is a bullish signal and an indicator that the altcoin’s price will continue to grow. 


Abiodun is a freelancer writer working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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