Tesla turns tables on Bitcoin as 2023 gains outpace BTC price comeback

Bitcoin (BTC) may be up 16% in 2023, but one stock it outperformed last year is now getting its revenge.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that for all its newfound strength, Bitcoin is still playing catch-up.

Tesla up almost 25% from January low

Tesla was in the headlines throughout 2022 as its rapid rise to prominence — and stock price gains — steadily unwound.

Despite CEO Elon Musk making history with his personal wealth losses, Tesla (TSLA) has so far recovered by almost 25% since Jan. 6.

TSLA/USD 1-hour candle chart (NASDAQ). Source: TradingView

Amid an atmosphere of declining inflation in the United States and a surge in the price of safe-haven gold, the stage is arguably set for a broader risk asset rebound.

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After seeing grim year-on-year losses of nearly 65%, BTC is also keenly eyeing the potential for growth, having begun 2023 with a dip below $16,500.

Local highs of $19,112 on Bitstamp marked new year-to-date returns of 16.8% — a refreshing change for hodlers — but behind TSLA in terms of lows to highs as of Jan.12.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Nonetheless, analysis continues to focus on the two assets’ broader correlation.

“Crypto has been largely correlated to tech for the last few years but the BTC chart overlayed on TSLA is actually crazy,” popular Twitter account Bluntz commented on a combined chart earlier in the month.

BTC/USD vs. TSLA/USD 1-week candle chart. Source: TradingView

Tesla still a “buy ” for ARK

Not everyone is concerned about which horse wins the race in the short term.

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This month, ARK Invest, the asset management giant famous for its bullish stance on Bitcoin, added TSLA to its holdings.

On Jan. 11, ARK purchased over 22,000 shares in its most recent addition to its portfolio. 

As Cointelegraph reported, ARK turned heads in recent months thanks to its increasing exposure to the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), the embattled Bitcoin institutional investment vehicle that…

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