The NASDAQ Composite index has been introduced in 1971 at the base level 100. It has over 3,000 components.
5 year NASDAQ index chart
NASDAQ performance chart in the past 5 years
NASDAQ performance against inflation in the last 5 years
5 year chart of the NASDAQ Composite stock index*
NASDAQ has been growing from one peak to the other, and the trend seem to continue after a short pause. (It’s latest peak is almost 5 times higher than it lowest low in 2008.)
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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 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 2010:
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Oil is ofter reffered to as “black gold”. This page is about the past 10 years of the unprocessed form of crude light oil which is traded worldwide in the unit of bbl (1 US bbl oil = 158.99 l) and in the currency of USD.
10 year oil future chart
Crude oil performance chart in the past 10 years
Crude oil performance against inflation in the last 10 years
10 year oil future chart*
Crude oil’s 10 year history covers the entire financial crysis and 1-2 years preceeding it. Oil’s price peaked before the crysis above $140 per barrel, however, it has reached a new low below $30 recently. Maybe negative trends have ended.
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The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) index has been introduced in its current form on 4 March 1957, but it existed previously as well. It has 500 components.
10 year S&P 500 index chart
S&P 500 performance chart in the past 10 years
S&P 500 performance against inflation in the last 10 years
10 year chart of the S&P 500 stock index*
S&P 500’s 10 years history covers the entire financial crysis and 1-2 years preceeding it. Today it is far above its pre-crysis peak (1600 vs 2348). Actually it was rapidly growing since 2009 with short drawdawns, then it seemed to be moving sideways for a year, and now it is growing again.
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Silver is often referred to as an investment alternative of gold. However silver’s market is not completely similar to gold’s market – there are a lot of different background factors affecting silver’s price.
(Differences between gold and silver are highlighted in the 5 year gold-silver comparison charts.)
10 year silver spot price chart
Silver performance chart in the past 10 years
Silver performance against inflation in the last 10 years
10 year chart of silver spot price*
Silver’s 10 year history covers the entire financial crysis and 1-2 years preceeding it. Today it is cca. 30$ below its peak (cca. 48$ vs $18). Long term trend is questionable. Continue reading Silver 10 years charts of performance
We collected a couple of things that are good to know regardless of you are speculating for silvers’s price, a silver mine stock, or buying tangible silver:
Pure gold and silver are very soft and ductile. On the other hand their alloy is a lot more suitable for making coins or jewelry, eg.: white 9 carat gold contains 62.5% silver and 37.5% gold, 18 carat gold contains 75% gold and 25% silver.
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Whether you are speculating for gold’s price, a gold mine stock, or buying tangible gold these informations are worth to know:
Demand for gold
Gold consumption is distributed throughout the world, so demand for it is not so easy to estimate. Numbers may be inaccurate, but annual demand is usually between 3400 and 4200 t. This consists of the following main factors:
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