For the last few days, Ethereum has been adding incredible returns for investors. According to CoinMarketCap, on Monday, ETH added over 16% pushing the coin to a new record of slightly over $3,450. At the time of writing, the coin was trading at around $3,470, a gain of 9.43% over the last 24 hours.
Ethereum Short Squeeze Is Responsible For The Rally
A short squeeze refers to when short-sell orders in the futures market are liquidated in a short period of time. When the shorts are liquidated, short-sellers will have to buy back their positions. This automatically causes buyer demand to increase in the market.
Hence, the number of shorts rapidly declines, and long contracts or buy orders begin to dominate the market.
In the case of Ethereum, the last 24 hours has seen all-time high short liquidations across all derivative exchanges. According to cryptoanalysis firm, CryptoQuant, the cryptocurrency liquidations reached about $55 million in exit leveraged long positions