Bitcoin has beaten out all over asset classes by at least a factor of 10 over the past ten years.
It has been reported that the milestone was noted by Compound Capital Advisors’ CEO and founder, Charlie Bilello, who compiled the performances of the top asset classes using data from Ycharts.
However, responding to the findings, Messari researcher Roberto Talamas highlighted that Bitcoin has produced an annualized return of 230% on average, more than 10 times higher than the second-ranked asset class.
#Bitcoin has been the best performing asset in the last 10 years with an annualized return of 230%. *10x higher* than the second best performing asset class. https://t.co/tB6eheD0FV — Roberto Talamas (@RobertoTalamas) March 13, 2021
The report said that the US Nasdaq 100 Index ranked second with an annualized return of 20%, followed by US Large Caps, shares in US-based companies with market caps exceeding $10 billion, with an average annual performance of 14%. US Small Cap stocks were the only other asset class to post double-digit annualized returns for the past ten years, with 12.9%.
Likewise, the data also shows that gold made a paltry annualized return of 1.5% since 2011, with five out of the past 11 years producing a loss for the asset.
According to Gold Price, the precious metal has fallen by 8.5% since the beginning of 2021, much to the chagrin of Bitcoin detractor and gold investor Peter Schiff. Since 2011, BTC’s cumulative gains BTC equate to a whopping 20 million percent. 2013 was Bitcoin’s best-performing year, during which it gained 5,507%.
Bitcoin has made an annualized returns of 230% since 2011, whereas gold's yearly gains are just 1.5% over the same period. https://t.co/EIZNPTig9b — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) March 15, 2021
The data also shows that Bitcoin has only posted an annualized loss for two years of its history, with BTC falling by 58% and 73% during 2014 and 2018.
Thus, since the start of 2021, BTC is up 108%, with the markets hitting an all-time high (ATH) of just over $61,500 on March 14 (Sunday).