How professional Ethereum traders place bullish ETH price bets while limiting losses By Cointelegraph

Being bullish on Ether (ETH) over the past four months did not pay off as its price dropped 44% from $4,600. The decentralized finance (DeFi) applications growth that fueled the rally faded away, partially due to network congestion and average transaction fees of $30 and higher.

The cool-off period can also be attributed to excessive expectations as the fee burn mechanism implemented in August 2021 with the London hard fork. After drastically reducing the daily net issuance, investors jumped to the conclusion that Ether would become “ultrasound money.”

Case-Shiller U.S. Home Price Index/EUR (orange, left) & Gold/EUR (blue). Source: TradingView
Ether options Iron condor skewed strategy returns. Source: Deribit Position Builder