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History of Down Jones / DJIA in the last 10 years

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index has been introduced on 26 May 1896 and it has 30 components today. It is an important signal which provides an insight about the overall stock performance within the region, and the overall increase or decrease in stock value represented by the average of the top performing companies.

In the past 10 years there have been some interesting events in its history, which we have extracted here:

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Bitcoin price history chart since 2009

Bitcoin is one of the most successful cryptocurrencies. It’s short history if full of interesting facts and events which must be known by everyone who is dealing with it.

Today there are many dealers accepting bitcoins as payment. The payment system works without a central repository. Network node operators running the bitcoin system receive bitcoins as reward of their efforts.

Bitcoin historical performance since the beginning*

The most important performance factor of bitcoin is how much US dollars is a bitcoin worth? So let’s see a BTC/USD chart since 2009:

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S&P 500: 5 years chart of performance

The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) index has been introduced in its current form on 4 March 1957, but it existed previously as well. It has 500 components.

5 year chart of the S&P 500 stock index*

The 5 year chart of S&P 500 summarizes the chages in the price well, however, we recommend to have a look at the chart(s) below, too.

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S&P 500 index: 10 years chart of performance

The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) index has been introduced in its current form on 4 March 1957, but it existed previously as well. It has 500 components.

10 year chart of the S&P 500 stock index*

The 10 year chart of S&P 500 summarizes the chages in the price well, however, we recommend to have a look at the chart(s) below, too.

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Gold vs silver price charts of performance

Both gold and silver are precious metals and both are often mentioned as some kind of safe haven – especially in a financial crysis. On the other hand both the application and the production of silver and gold are more or less different.

However risk and potential return carried by them were also different in the past 5 years, as it can be seen on the charts below.

Gold vs. silver price chart about the past 5 years*

Changes of price in case of silver or gold carry more meaning if we compare them to each other.

The chart below shows by how many percents the price of precious metals have increased or decreased, as compared to the date on the left side of the screen.

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Gold price: 10 years chart of performance

Gold is often referred as a “safe haven” during an economical / financial crysis. Well, these opinions have proven more or less wrong according to long term / 10 year charts because gold’s price has shown quite high volatility. On the other hand gold’s price did not change as extremely as silver’s price.

(Differences between gold and silver are highlighted in the 5 year gold-silver comparison charts.)

10 year chart of the gold price*

The 10 year chart of gold summarizes the chages in the price well, however, we recommend to have a look at the chart(s) below, too.

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Gold price: 5 years chart of performance

Gold is often referred as a “safe haven” during an economical / financial crysis. Well, you can see, if that was true on the charts below. On the other hand gold’s price did not change as extremely as silver’s price.