Silver 10 years charts of performance

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.

Silver price's change in the past 10 years

The unit of silver above is 1 oz / 1 troy ounce = 31.10348 g (Troy ounce = 1/12 troy pound. Its a measure of precious metals.).(Prices are in US dollars)

Similar charts of the past 5 year can be found here.

10 years return graph of silver*

People often say that long term investments carry less risk than short term ones.

  • Silver price has grown from $14 to $17.96 throughout the past 10 years which equals only 5.1% annual profit.
  • 5 year yield curve spends majority of time on the positive domain.
  • 3 year yield curve seem more volatile than the 5 year one.

Annualized 3 and 5 years return of silver price in the past 10 years

What can you see on the chart?

You can calculate silver’s 1 month return from silver’s price today and silver’s price 30 days ago. You can also do the same calculation for yesterday and silver’s price 31 days ago etc. If you do this calculation for each days, you will get a curve of silver’s 1 month yield. The same applies to other yield periods from three months to five years.

This chart shows each yield curve in the past 10 years. It helps you to highlight how stable profits were.

Treshold marked with red shows 0% return.

Silver’s performance vs. inflation*

This chart shows silver’s relative change against the US customer price index in the past 10 years.

There was only a short period when silver has been underperforming the US customer price index.

Silver price compared to US CPI / index in a 10 years chart

*charts have been created by using Chartoasis Sesame. If you feel like analyzing silver’s historical prices, you can do that for free at . You can download silver’s historical data using this step-by-step guide.