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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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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