Cryptocurrencies outperformed US equities for a change, with Bitcoin and Ether gaining for the first time in five days.
Bitcoin, the largest virtual currency by market value, rose about 2% to $19,2912 as of 4:26 p.m. in New York. Earlier, it slid as much as 4% toward a three-month low. Ether rose about 1.5%. It had dropped as much as 20% since a much-touted network upgrade last week.