Fun with Gold and Silver…

Gold vs. Silver past 2 yearsWith Gold and Silver making new highs today (again), we dug up some data on the two precious metals going back about 30 years to see just how far these two have come.

First up, the impressive outperformance of Silver over Gold in the past few years. Most people know that Silver has outperformed Gold, but would you believe it has increased 2.5 times more than Gold in the past 2 years?

Gold vs. Silver past 30 yearsNext, the performance of Silver and Gold over the past 30 years. Note Silver going parabolic on the far right (some argue that this  rise in Silver is unsustainable, while others say we’re in a new paradigm – but we are always get nervous when someone says this time is different).

But the more interesting charts in our opinion may be the ones below comparing the performance of Gold and Silver over the 20 years from April 1983 through March 2003, with the 8 years since (Apr. ’03 – Apr. ’11).  You’ll see STARK differences in performance, DD, and average annualized return between the two periods. Perhaps this should be required material for anyone required to use the ‘past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results disclaimer, as a full 20 years of history has literally no relation to the 8 years following it.

Gold vs. Silver Total returnGold vs. Silver average annual return

Gold vs. Silver max DD comparisonsIf you are one of those who thinks the next few years will look more like the last 8 than the 20 before that… please make sure to check out our newsletter on different ways to get exposure here, the Cervino Gold Covered program by one of our recommended managers, and whatever you do… DO NOT invest in Gold or Silver coins (see more on the Goldline Scam).


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Disclaimer
The performance data displayed herein is compiled from various sources, including BarclayHedge, and reports directly from the advisors. These performance figures should not be relied on independent of the individual advisor's disclosure document, which has important information regarding the method of calculation used, whether or not the performance includes proprietary results, and other important footnotes on the advisor's track record.

Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

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