Quick Take

  • Skew is the relative richness of put vs call options, expressed in terms of Implied Volatility (IV). For options with a specific expiry, 25 Delta Skew refers to puts with a delta of -25% and calls with a delta of 25% to demonstrate this difference in the market’s perception of implied volatility.
  • The Bitcoin 1-month 25D Skew suggests a “Put Premium”; the demand for puts increases as investors seek coverage to the downside.
  • However, across the entire curve, the put-to-call ratios’ overall position in the options market is skewed to the upside.
  • This has been a bullish indicator this year.
A breakdown of the curve 
  • 1 Week: -0.496%
  • 1 Month: -0.293%
  • 3 Months: -0.212%
  • 6 Months: -3.156%
1Month 25D Skew: (Source: Swissblock)
1Month 25D Skew: (Source: Swissblock)

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