Tesla beat bitcoin over the past year — so did 124 others in the S&P 500

Tesla beat bitcoin over the past year — so did 124 others in the S&P 500

This might shock bitcoin fans: 125 components of the S&P 500 made investors more money over the past year than it did.

One is Tesla TSLA, which kicked off 2022 with a 13.5% surge after the electric vehicle maker reported deliveries for 2021 that almost doubled the volume in 2020; it has gained 64% over the past year. But so did less glamorous stocks like Marathon Oil Corp. MRO and Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR.

First, check out this breathtaking chart for Bitcoin’s price from late on the first trading day of 2021 — Jan. 4, 2021 — through 4:30 p.m. ET on the first trading day of this year — Jan. 3, 2022.

Quite the roller coaster:

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For bitcoin BTCUSD, volatility over the past year has been astounding — or at least it has…

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