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Gold vs. silver chart about price, performance and risk

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 10 year charts of performance and historical outlook

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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Gold 5 year charts of performance and historical outlook

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 / 5 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.
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Historical gold price chart: how much is gold worth?

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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Silver 5 year charts of performance and historical outlook

Silver is often referred 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.)

5 year price chart of silver*

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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. Continue reading Silver 10 years charts of performance

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Silver market basic informations

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:

Silver consumption

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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Gold market basic informations

Whether you are speculating for gold’s price, a gold mine stock, or buying tangible goldĀ  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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