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Options traders aim for $100K Bitcoin by the end of 2021, is there a chance?

Bitcoin (BTC) investors are known for being bullish, and even during 50% corrections like the current one, most analysts remain optimistic. One reason for investorsendless optimism and belief in infinite upside could be BTC’s decreasing issuance and the 21 million coins fixed supply limit.

למרות זאת, not even the most accurate models, כולל ה מניות ל-זרימה (S2F) from analyst Plan B, can predict bear markets, crashes, or FOMO-induced (fear of missing out) pumps. Traders usually misinterpret these concepts as value and price expectations can be easily mistaken.

Bitcoin does not exist in a vacuum, even if BTC maximalists think so. לכן, its price action heavily depends on how many dollars, יורו, and yuans are in circulation and interest rates, נדל"ן, equities, and commodities. Even global economic growth and inflationary expectations impact the risk appetite for people, חברות, and mutual funds.

Bitcoin’s current price drivers

Regardless of what these valuation models predict, price is exclusively composed by the market participants at any given moment. Opposite to what one might expect, data from CryptoQuant shows only 2.5 million Bitcoin currently deposited on exchanges. Compare this to the 10.7 million that hasn’t been moved in the last 12 months according to ‘HODL wave’ נתונים, and we can say that long-term holders have no say in the price.

As the difference between value (subjective) and price (historical and objective) becomes more evident, it is easier to understand why some investors expect $100,000 or higher targets for the end of 2021. למרות זאת, to correctly interpret what odds are being placed for those prices, one needs to analyze the calls (לקנות) existing in the options markets.

Bitcoin aggregate call options for Dec. 31. מקור: Bybt

Although the call (לקנות) options vastly dominate compared to the protective puts, this is common for almost every asset class on longer-term expiries. למרות זאת, a call option with a $50,000 strike should be more representative than a $200,000 one because their prices will be noticeably different.

Bitcoin Dec. 31 call options market snapshot. מקור: דריב

בזמן הכתיבה, a right to acquire (call option) Bitcoin for $50,000 על דצמבר. 31 is valued at $4,350. בינתיים, the same instrument using a $200,000 strike price costs $415, which is roughly ten times lower.

Cointelegraph previously explained how $100,000 ל $300,000 strikes should not be taken as precise analysis-backed price estimates. Investors typically sell higher-strike calls while simultaneously buying the more costly call option with a lower strike.

בקצרה, assuming that investors are exclusively buying the ultra-bullish call options is naive and usually wrong. למרות זאת, even the option strategies involving selling those options are generally neutral-to-bullish.

$100,000 is still in play according to options markets

According to the Black & מודל Scholes, the current $1,185 price for the $100,000 call option has a 13% mathematical probability. It is worth noting that this methodology considers the price exclusively on Dec. 31 ב 8:00 am ET and does not count the $99,999 price as a success.

Despite this, there is strong evidence that professional traders are still valuing the year-end $100,000 אפשרויות. It might seem far-fetched right now, but Bitcoin’s volatility opens room for surprise, especially considering that there’s still half a year ahead.

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מאמר מאת Cointelegraph

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