Bitcoin Outperforms Gold, US Stocks, and Bonds in 2019; Will 2020 be Same?

Most of the commodities, stocks, and bonds staged an outstanding run in 2019. But the traditional asset classes still fell short before a stronger and a more offbeat contender: Bitcoin. The benchmark cryptocurrency, which more or less functions as a “decentralized” payment startup, underwent a dreamy bull run during 2019’s first and the second fiscal quarter. At its highest, it was trading up to 280 percent higher on a year-to-date scale, with its market cap equivalenting four AirBNBs and five Ubers. Bitcoin established a YTD high of $13,868 in June 2019…

Bitcoin Price Set to Outshine Gold and Stocks By Big Margin in 2019

Bitcoin is on track to end 2019 on a positive note and significantly outperform traditional assets like gold and stocks.  The number one cryptocurrency is currently trading at $7,125, representing a 93 percent gain on a year-to-date basis, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Prices rose from $3,700 to $13,880 in the first six months likely on the back of halving narrative (a supply cut due in May 2020). Facebook’s launch of cryptocurrency Libra in June further boosted buying. The frenzy, however, ended in the third quarter with fear gripping…

Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

In many ways, Bitcoin (BTC) and the crypto markets as a whole live somewhat independently from traditional markets. The global crypto space never sleeps, operating at all hours of the day on a global scale. Traditional market price movements and conditions, however, may still have an impact on Bitcoin. If the economy is healthy, seeing rising prices for traditional market indices such as the S&P 500, it makes sense that people might be more willing to take risks by putting money into Bitcoin, an asset that is still speculative at…

Bitcoin Slips in Tandem with US Stocks; Still a Safe-Haven?

Bitcoin fell by as much as 5.54 percent on Wednesday after bond markets warned the possibility of a recession is growing. The BTC/USD instrument today established a new local swing low of $9,470 on San Francisco-based Coinbase exchange. The downside price action brought the pair’s week-to-date losses to circa 18 percent. It nevertheless attempted a small recovery above the $10,000, a psychological resistance level during an uptrend, and succeeded. As of 11:25 UTC, the BTC/USD instrument was trading at $10,075. Bitcoin Price Continues Its Downside Correction | Image Credits: TradingView.com…

Bitcoin’s Clobbering Bank Stocks So Badly It’s Not Even Funny

According to data published by crypto research firm Messari, bitcoin has massively outperformed the largest banking stocks in the world over the past five years. In fact, the cryptocurrency is pummeling them so badly it’s not even funny anymore. They say a picture is worth a thousand words But this is worth 5: “Long bitcoin, short the bankers” pic.twitter.com/HI2DdO6ria — Jack Purdy (@jpurd17) July 10, 2019 JPMorgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo have recorded total returns in the range of -89 percent to -99…

Bitcoin Drops Below $8K, Stocks See Volatility Amid Global Trade Tensions

Tuesday, June 4 —  virtually all of the top cryptocurrencies are today seeing deep red in a market-wide correction, with bitcoin (BTC) dropping back below the $8,000 price point, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Having bullishly broken through the psychological price point of $9,000 at the end of May, bitcoin has gradually corrected downwards in subsequent days. To press time, the top coin is trading at $7,950 — roughly 6.7% down on the day and losing its hold on the $8,000 mark, according to CoinMarketCap data.…

Bitcoin Price Boom Boosts AMD Rally While Semiconductor Stocks Crash

By CCN: While other semiconductor companies were struggling, AMD stocks continued to surge in May; a price movement likely fueled by the bitcoin bull market. AMD Stocks Surging by 99% Advanced Micro’s stocks are booming, gaining as much as 99 percent in the last 12 months. AMD continued its surge even in May when other semi stocks had crashed. Last month, the semiconductor ETF SMH and Intel lost 14-14 percent with Nvidia being one of the biggest losers of the month with a 25 percent price decline. “AMD is definitely…

Bitcoin Has Obliterated the Top Dow, Nasdaq, & S&P 500 Stocks in 2019

By CCN: Gaining an eye-popping 135%, bitcoin has smoked even the most impressive U.S. stocks this year. Even if you take the top performers from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq – which are Cisco Systems (CSCO), Xerox (XRX), and Beyond Meat (BYND), respectively – they can’t touch BTC/USD for returns. Here are the charts to prove it. Dow’s Best Stock Can’t Touch Bitcoin in 2019 Dow’s Best vs. Bitcoin | Source: Yahoo Finance Cisco Systems has benefitted from a restructuring spearheaded by CEO Chuck Robbins and…