Bitcoin (BTC) hit all-time highs of $20,000 in December 2017 before retracing — but another stock is now echoing its journey to an almost identical degree.
Data from markets collated by crypto venture capitalist Mike Novogratz on Feb. 3 shows that Tesla stock ($TSLA) is currently closely mimicking Bitcoin from 2017.
$TSLA hits record levels
Placing BTC/USD from that year over Tesla stocks from 2019, the extent of the two assets’ correlation becomes immediately clear. Bitcoin took almost exactly as long to go from $1,000 to $20,000 as Tesla did to reach its current peak of $780.
Tesla stock in 2019 versus Bitcoin in 2017. Source: Mike Novogratz/ Twitter
“Wow,” Novogratz summarized, as attention continues to focus on Tesla’s rapid gains this year.
As Cointelegraph reported, the company managed to outdo Bitcoin’s impressive 35% gains in January, topping 40% in an unanticipated wave of enthusiasm.
Buying the top?
Nonetheless, some commentators are already wary that the good times for $TSLA are coming to an end.
Purchasing the stock at current levels reminded Cointelegraph Markets analyst Scott Melker of buying into Bitcoin at the top.
“It is incredible to see this visually on a chart,” he wrote on Twitter reposting Novogratz’s findings.
“Tesla at its current price is effectively the same as Bitcoin at its all-time high in 2017.”
After December, Bitcoin rapidly declined to around $9,000 in the first weeks of 2018, going on to hit local lows of $3,100 at the end of that year.
Since then, gains have been more measured and sustained, BTC/USD conforming to long-term predictions which nonetheless call for a giant $100,000 per coin by 2022.