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 was also different in the past 5 year, as it can be seen on the charts below:
Gold vs. silver price chart about the past 5 years*
The chart below shows by how many percents the price of precious metals has increased or decreased, as compared to the point on the left side of the screen.
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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 gold spot price chart
Gold price performance chart in the past 10 years
Gold price performance against inflation in the last 10 years
10 year chart of the gold price*
Gold’s 10 year history covers the entire financial crysis and 1-2 year preceeding it. Today it is at cca. 700 $ below its peak (1900 vs 1200) Actually its price seems to stay around 1200 for the past year.
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There are number of reasons to study historical charts of gold. Firstly because it is said to be investors’ safe haven and secondly because it is said to be protecting from inflation.
Lots of things happened on gold’s market in the past years and one can easily ask if it is really worth as much as it costs?
100 years chart*
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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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