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Weekly Market Analysis (2022/01/09–2022/01/15)


Macro environment:

  • US retail sales recorded a monthly rate of -1.9% in December, well below expectations of 0% and continuing to hit a new low since February last year; US stocks rose in late trading on Friday; Leveraged loan funds in the US continue to suck up money as interest rate hike expectations rise and inflows hit an eight-year high.

Spot market:

  • Market Overview: The overall market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies stood at US$2.065 trillion, up 5.08% from last week.
  • Technical analysis: BTC rallied slightly and then oscillated sideways. ETH price has shaken sharply after the plunge and the trend is unclear.
  • Stablecoin and Capital flow: USDT issued slightly this week. BTC balance in exchanges’ wallets remained stable, ETH balance in exchanges’ wallets remained stable.
  • Miner: The BTC hash rate decreased slightly.
  • Compliance agency: Grayscale Trust BTC/ETH lock-up volume remains stable this week.

Derivatives market:

  • The BTC futures open interest and exchange basis kept steady this week. BTC-compliant market futures contracts kept steady in OI, with trading volume fluctuated. The BTC perpetual contract funding rate dropped several times this week, and the volatility increased.
  • BTC options open interests increased slightly this week. BTC’s short-term and ultra-short-term IV dropped sharply this week, and the gap between periods widened. BTC options skew fluctuated sharply and fell in some extent.
  • The open interests and exchange basis of ETH futures kept steady this week. ETH perpetual contract funding rates fluctuated below zero.
  • ETH options holdings pull back slightly after an abvious increase this week. The IV of ETH options fell sharply, the gap between different periods increased, and the skew fluctuated greatly in each period.

Weekly Market hot spots :

  • Tesla accepts Dogcoin as a payment option for some items in its US online shop.

Macro Environment

BTC and ETH Spot Market Analysis

Analysis of Derivatives Market

Market Hotspots

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