As the cryptocurrency market continues to brave through the financial crisis that has already crushed several major banking institutions, Bitcoin (BTC) has recorded better results than nearly 100% of the 500 leading publicly traded companies in the United States during the third month of 2023.
Indeed, since March 10, the price of Bitcoin has increased by 37.06% and over 72% since the year’s turn, while the flagship cryptocurrency registered better year-to-date (YTD) returns than 488 or 97.6% of S&P 500 companies, including FedEx (NYSE: FDX), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), according to the data shared with Finbold by the crypto education platform CryptoManiaks on March 22.
By comparison, only 12 companies among the S&P 500 have managed to cross the threshold of 35% in YTD returns, which means that Bitcoin has outperformed the 27.2% YTD returns of FedEx, the 19.3% YTD returns achieved by Apple, and the 17.8% recorded by Amazon, as the table demonstrates.
Bitcoin’s other successes
It is also worth mentioning that the flagship crypto has outperformed commodities in 2023, particularly gold, “the top-performing old-guard commodity,” almost 10-fold, indicating it might be in a ‘super cycle,’ according to Bloomberg’s commodity specialist Mike McGlone.
Elsewhere, Bitcoin is writing down successes in other areas, as more than 70% of its holders are currently in profit, and most of them have held on to the maiden decentralized finance (DeFi) asset for one year or longer, as Finbold earlier reported.
On top of that, investors who started dollar-cost averaging (DCA) Bitcoin at its peak price of $69,000 in November 2021 are currently recording 10% returns on their regular investment, despite the price of Bitcoin being significantly lower than its all-time high (ATH).
Bitcoin price analysis
As things stand, the price of Bitcoin currently stands at $28,587, which represents an increase of 2.20% in the last 24 hours, in addition to the accumulated gains of 16.38% across the previous seven days and 18.89% on its monthly chart, as the latest CoinMarketCap data indicates.
As another one of its successes compared to traditional finance, the largest digital asset by market capitalization has added over $200 billion to its market cap in 2023, at the same time as the accumulated $100 billion was drained from five of the largest U.S. banks as the banking sector continued to suffer casualties.
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