Tesla Has Plunged 25% And Lost $200 Billion In Market Value Since Its Bitcoin Investment

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Share to Linkedin Tesla's meteoric tear is unraveling this month as experts start to worry that the stock's performance could start to mimic bitcoin's extreme volatility after the firm disclosed a $1. 5 billion investment in the world's largest cryptocurrency earlier this month. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and founder of SpaceX, speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition ... [+] March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Shares of Tesla at one point plunged more than 10% Tuesday morning, pushing their losses since February 8–when the firm first disclosed its $1. 5 billion bitcoin investment–to more than 25%. That crippling blow to Tesla stock has erased about $215 billion in the firm's market capitalization, which stands at about $620 billion, since the investment, at which time the firm's market cap was near a high of $844 billion. The recent plunge comes as bitcoin prices tank about 7% after Tesla's billionaire chief, Elon Musk, said over the weekend that the cryptocurrency's...read more...