The Bitcoin value plunged practically 20% this week, however the cryptocurrency remains to be completely clobbering the inventory market in 2019. | Supply: Shutterstock (i), AP Picture / Richard Drew (ii). Picture Edited by CCN.By CCN Markets: The Bitcoin value has endured a vicious free-fall in mid-August. Up to now week alone, the main cryptocurrency has plunged by practically 17%, and it is presently hovering shakily close to the psychologically essential $10,000 degree.Bitcoin’s volatility is nothing new, but it surely tends to masks the indisputable fact that the cryptocurrency’s long-term returns are nonetheless clobbering the efficiency of the inventory market and different conventional belongings.At first of the 12 months, the Bitcoin value was at round $three,800. This interprets to an appreciation of roughly 160 p.c year-to-date – even after this morning’s nosedive.The Bitcoin value is up round 160% in 2019, even after the August plunge. | Supply: TradingViewIn distinction, conventional belongings equivalent to gold and inventory indices have all returned lower than 20 p.c because the starting of the 12 months.In search of underwhelming features? You might be in the correct place!Gold, the legacy safe-haven asset, has appreciated by 18 p.c in 2019. At first of the 12 months, an oz. of gold within the futures markets was priced at $1,283. Presently, it’s buying and selling at round $1,517 an oz..Gold is up 18% amid fears of a looming recession. | Supply: TradingViewThe S&P 500 inventory market index, then again, has gone up by roughly 13 p.c. On January 2, the S&P 500 index was at 2,509 however is now at 2,840 following Wednesday’s massacre.S&P 500 Index is up 13% YTD | Supply: TradingViewAnd if you happen to suppose the S&P 500’s return is underwhelming, the Dow Jones Industrial Common has climbed simply 9 p.c for the 12 months.The Dow Jones is up 9% in 2019. | Supply: TradingView‘Bitcoin may fall additional and nonetheless win’As an illustration of how a lot Bitcoin has appreciated because the 12 months began, Morgan Creek Digital companion Anthony Pompliano famous that the cryptocurrency may fall even additional and nonetheless dramatically outperform the S&P 500, which tracks a basket of large-cap shares.Bitcoin’s value may fall 50% from at present’s value of $10,600 and the digital forex would nonetheless be outperforming the S&P 500 in 2019.— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) August 14, 2019Nonetheless, regardless that Bitcoin has made spectacular returns this 12 months already – Thursday’s drop however – don’t guess on the “the sky is falling” headlines going away.At the very least not anytime quickly. Click on right here for a real-time Bitcoin value chart.This text is protected by copyright legal guidelines and is owned by CCN Markets.