With 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?
Next, 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.
If 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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