How Markets Will React to a $4.7 Billion Bitcoin Options Expiry?

Krutika Adani

Massive Options Expiry

The crypto markets will witness a massive $4.7 billion options expiry for Bitcoin.

Expiring on Friday, May 31st

There will be marketwide liquidations in positions as options expire on May 31st.

Bitcoin Price Trends

At press time, Bitcoin was trading at $68.2k, with a gain of 2% and a trading volume of $27 billion in the last 24 hours.

What Does It Signify

Since crypto markets take price cues from futures and options positions, an expiry leaves the market uncertain for a while.

What Should You Do

Markets typically tend to be volatile during expiries, so it is best not to trade during these times.

What About Investments

Investments tend to absorb these shocks better than leveraged trades, which are the most affected on expiry dates.