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Sky Sports’ Bela Shah details TINY wedding with just 8 guests and £30 dress: ‘No stress’

Bela Shah, 32, married her husband Ravi Sidhu back in 2016 and admitted it was a low key affair with just a small amount of people present. The Sky Sports presenter dated her long-term love for 10 years before they eventually tied the knot and the star walked down the aisle wearing a purse-friendly dress from online store ASOS.

“But I don’t feel like that now. I think the industry is welcoming change and diversity.

“There have been occasions when I’ve been asked, ‘Oh, so do you like sport?!’ It’s such a strange question to ask a sports broadcaster. 

“Are male sports broadcasters asked the same question? But these types of questions usually come from outside the industry.“

It comes as Sky presenters had bravely read out some of the horrific abuse they have faced online in a bid to combat trolls.

The broadcasting company shared a two-minute video of a host of their top talent recalling some of the worst abuse they’ve ever faced.

In a campaign to combat online abuse called Hate Won’t Stop Us, the likes of Bela and Laura Woods opened up in a video that reveals the disturbing attacks they have faced.

Bela confirmed it was mostly “racist or sexist”, while Laura claimed: “I didn’t quite know how to process it.

“It was so abusive and so direct and hurtful… I didn’t know what I’d done to deserve it.”

Author: Holly Fleet
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News

Futures markets rocked as perpetual contracts traded 30%+ below index price

Traders have become accustomed to perpetual futures markets trading pretty much in line with the regular spot markets. After all, there are incentives for arbitrage desks to buy those contracts at a discount.

However, during periods of extreme volatility, market makers typically are not able to meet the demand. This movement could happen due to connectivity problems with the exchanges serves or the market makers’ lack of funds to add more positions.

While these situations are rare, today’s performance was nothing short of unusual as some altcoins dropped by 30% or more. This movement caused anomalies on futures contracts, which created a buying opportunity for those savvy enough to take advantage.

Binance Ether/USDT perpetual (above) versus spot markets. Source: TradingView

Take notice of how Ether/USDT perpetual contracts at Binance reached a $ 1,400 intraday low while the regular spot market bottomed at $ 1,888. This $ 488 difference, or 26%, was likely caused by aggressive liquidation orders, which totaled $ 2 billion at Binance.

The perpetual futures price gap did not trigger liquidations

It is worth noting that users were not harmed by the price difference as liquidations are triggered by the index price, which is an average from multiple spot exchanges. Thus, even if the perpetual futures trade below the reference, the automatic stop orders are not triggered.

As one move to less liquid altcoins, the situation tends to get worse. This is caused mainly due to light orderbooks, fewer market participants, and less interest from market makers due to lower volumes.

Binance Sushi/USDT perpetual (above) versus spot markets. Source: TradingView

Sushi perpetual futures at Binance hit a $ 5.80 low, while regular spot markets bottomed at $ 10.25, a 43% difference. Notice that such extreme gaps seldom last for more than 15 minutes, as new market participants enter the scene to buy at a discount.

OKEx Litecoin/USD Sept. futures (above) versus spot markets. Source: TradingView

The above chart shows Litecoin’s September futures at OKEx, which traded over $ 250 million over the past 24 hours. Despite the liquidity, it traded at $ 128.20 low, while spot exchanges had a $ 152.50 bottom. The 16% price difference shows how both perpetual futures and monthly contracts price might face momentarily price distortions.

One easy way to avoid futures’ distortions

While the price gap won’t trigger liquidation orders, it does affect traders that entered stop orders based on ‘last’ or ‘mark’ price. Most derivatives exchanges will allow users to choose which pricing source should be used.

Kraken futures order entry. Source: Kraken

As shown above, it’s crucial that futures traders hoping to avoid price distortions like the one seen today select the ‘index’ price, as this is calculated by the average price on spot exchanges instead of the perpetual contract itself.

For traders who might have been liquidated on today’s move, it’s better to avoid entering new positions at the moment. A better move would be to study the market and better understand how volatility impacts leverage trading, a topic which was thoroughly discussed by Cointelegraph recently.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.