Weekly Market Analysis

HTX Research
4 min readAug 6, 2021



Macro environment:

Yellen said the monthly rate of inflation will fall before the end of this year. The three major U.S. stock indexes rose across the board. The Bank of England announces latest interest rate decision.

Spot market:

Technical Analysis: BTC fluctuated at a high level this week, pay attention to the breakthrough above. ETH continues to rise this week, pay attention to the continuation of the upward trend.

Stablecoin: USDT issued slightly this week. USDT premium rate continues to be negative.

Miner: The BTC hash rate rose slightly.

Compliance agency: Grayscale Trust BTC/ETH lock-up volume remains stable this week.

Derivatives market:

BTC futures open interests decreased slightly. The general basis decreased slightly; The open interest of CME BTC futures’ contract was relatively sluggish. The trading volume decreased significantly; The funding rate of BTC perpetual contracts was basically positive;

BTC option open interests decreased and then increased; All term of BTC ATM IV increased, the super-short and short term increased more greatly; Medium and long term skew increased more greatly. Super-short and short term skew turned from negative to positive. The differences between all term maturities skews gradually shrink.

The open interests of ETH contracts increased slightly. The general basis gradual decreased slightly. ETH perpetual contracts funding rate was basically positive.

Total ETH options open interest continued to increase. All term IVs increased. Super-short term skew decreased slightly and the rest term skews increased slightly. The differences between all terms skews are gradually expanding.

Weekly Market hot spots :

Ethereum has completed the “London” hard fork upgrade, including EIP-1559 and other 5 core improvements.

Macro Environment

BTC and ETH Spot Market Analysis

Analysis of Derivatives Market

Market Hotspot

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