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Main Hall - August 13, 2022

Ethereum [ETH]: Read this before you decide to cash in on that FOMO

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There is undeniable excitement in the market as the Ethereum Merge draws closer. The same is evident in ETH’s price action too, with the same managing to rally back above the $2,000-price level. Now, it is easy to get caught up in the hype and the FOMO, but ETH traders should be wary of potential risks ahead.

ETH recorded a high flow of capital over the last few days and this triggered more upside on the chart. The FOMO and excitement around the Merge is only expected to continue increasing. However, investors should note that the Merge is still a few weeks away. The euphoria, as a result of the aforementioned price gain, creates opportunities for unexpected shorting by whales. Hence, there’s a serious need to tread carefully.

Assessing the risk of long liquidations

Futures long liquidations have tanked drastically since 9 August as the price sought more upside. This has allowed leveraged long positions to thrive in current market conditions. On the other hand, Futures short liquidations recorded a sharp incline on 9 August, but they started dropping the next day. In fact, that has been the case since.

The drop in Futures short liquidations suggests that investors are jumping onto the bullish bandwagon. Meanwhile, at press time, ETH’s dormancy metric was in the lower range of its 4-week performance. This means investors are opting to hold on to their coins rather than selling in anticipation of higher prices.