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Live Precious Metal Prices (USD)

Gold Price
Silver Price
Platinum Price
Palladium Price

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Price history

Below is the average price of commodities in US dollars over the last twelve months.

Click on the commodity link to go to the price history page where you can see a chart of the commodity price over time.

Commodity Jul 18Aug 18Sep 18Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19
Gold -43.6
1238.5
-37.4
1201.1
-2.6
1198.5
+16.9
1215.4
+5.5
1220.9
+30
1250.9
+40.3
1291.2
+28.9
1320.1
-19.2
1300.9
-15.4
1285.5
-1.8
1283.7
+75.3
1359
Silver -0.8
15.7
-0.7
15
-0.7
14.3
+0.3
14.6
-0.2
14.4
+0.3
14.7
+0.9
15.6
+0.2
15.8
-0.5
15.3
-0.3
15
-0.4
14.6
+0.4
15
Platinum -55.3
833.6
-25.6
808
-2.1
805.9
+25.1
831
+19.5
850.5
-57.6
792.9
+14.2
807.1
+11.6
818.7
+25.4
844.1
+46.6
890.7
-53.5
837.2
-23.2
814
Palladium -54.3
933.9
-13.1
920.8
+91.7
1012.5
+75
1087.5
+54.5
1142
+107.5
1249.5
+80.1
1329.6
+110.7
1440.3
+104.2
1544.5
-147.2
1397.3
-55.5
1341.8
+107.8
1449.6
Oil +3.1
71
-2.9
68.1
+2.1
70.2
+0.5
70.7
-13.7
57
-7.5
49.5
+1.9
51.4
+3.6
55
+3.2
58.2
+5.7
63.9
-3.2
60.7
-6
54.7

The average is calculated from the average of daily spot prices.

The last month's average may vary over time as the end of the previous month's data becomes available.

To view the source of the data please go to the price history page.

Ratio history

Below is the average ratios of commodities over the last twelve months.

Click on the ratio link to go to the ratio history page where you can see a chart of the ratio over time.

Gold ratios

Commodity Jul 18Aug 18Sep 18Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19
Gold silver +1.2
78.8
+1.3
80.1
+3.9
84
-0.7
83.3
+1.7
85
+0.1
85.1
-2.2
82.9
+0.6
83.5
+1.4
84.9
+0.6
85.5
+2.3
87.8
+2.8
90.6
Gold platinum +0.05
1.49
0
1.49
0
1.49
-0.03
1.46
-0.02
1.44
+0.14
1.58
+0.02
1.6
+0.01
1.61
-0.07
1.54
-0.1
1.44
+0.09
1.53
+0.14
1.67
Gold palladium +0.03
1.33
-0.02
1.31
-0.12
1.19
-0.07
1.12
-0.05
1.07
-0.07
1
-0.029
0.971
-0.053
0.918
-0.075
0.843
+0.078
0.921
+0.035
0.956
-0.016
0.94
Gold oil -1.6
17.4
+0.3
17.7
-0.6
17.1
+0.1
17.2
+4.4
21.6
+3.7
25.3
-0.1
25.2
-1.2
24
-1.6
22.4
-2.3
20.1
+1.1
21.2
+3.7
24.9

Silver ratios

Commodity Jul 18Aug 18Sep 18Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19
Silver gold 0
0.013
-0.001
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
0
0.012
-0.001
0.011
0
0.011
Silver platinum 0
0.019
0
0.019
-0.001
0.018
0
0.018
-0.001
0.017
+0.001
0.018
+0.001
0.019
0
0.019
-0.001
0.018
-0.001
0.017
0
0.017
+0.001
0.018
Silver palladium 0
0.017
-0.001
0.016
-0.002
0.014
-0.001
0.013
0
0.013
-0.001
0.012
0
0.012
-0.001
0.011
-0.001
0.01
+0.001
0.011
0
0.011
-0.001
0.01
Silver oil -0.023
0.221
0
0.221
-0.018
0.203
+0.004
0.207
+0.047
0.254
+0.042
0.296
+0.008
0.304
-0.016
0.288
-0.024
0.264
-0.028
0.236
+0.005
0.241
+0.034
0.275

Platinum ratios

Commodity Jul 18Aug 18Sep 18Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19
Platinum gold -0.02
0.673
0
0.673
-0.001
0.672
+0.012
0.684
+0.013
0.697
-0.062
0.635
-0.009
0.626
-0.006
0.62
+0.029
0.649
+0.044
0.693
-0.04
0.653
-0.054
0.599
Platinum silver -0.7
53
+0.8
53.8
+2.7
56.5
+0.4
56.9
+2.3
59.2
-5.1
54.1
-2.2
51.9
-0.1
51.8
+3.2
55
+4.1
59.1
-1.8
57.3
-3
54.3
Platinum palladium -0.007
0.893
-0.015
0.878
-0.082
0.796
-0.032
0.764
-0.019
0.745
-0.11
0.635
-0.028
0.607
-0.038
0.569
-0.022
0.547
+0.091
0.638
-0.014
0.624
-0.061
0.563
Platinum oil -1.5
11.7
+0.2
11.9
-0.4
11.5
+0.2
11.7
+3.2
14.9
+1.2
16.1
-0.3
15.8
-0.9
14.9
-0.4
14.5
-0.6
13.9
-0.1
13.8
+1.1
14.9

Palladium ratios

Commodity Jul 18Aug 18Sep 18Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19
Palladium gold -0.017
0.753
+0.014
0.767
+0.077
0.844
+0.051
0.895
+0.04
0.935
+0.065
1
+0.03
1.03
+0.06
1.09
+0.1
1.19
-0.1
1.09
-0.04
1.05
+0.02
1.07
Palladium silver -0.3
59.4
+1.8
61.2
+9.8
71
+3.5
74.5
+5
79.5
+5.8
85.3
+0.1
85.4
+5.7
91.1
+9.6
100.7
-7.9
92.8
-1
91.8
+4.8
96.6
Palladium platinum +0.01
1.12
+0.02
1.14
+0.12
1.26
+0.05
1.31
+0.03
1.34
+0.24
1.58
+0.07
1.65
+0.11
1.76
+0.07
1.83
-0.26
1.57
+0.03
1.6
+0.18
1.78
Palladium oil -1.6
13.1
+0.4
13.5
+0.9
14.4
+1
15.4
+4.7
20.1
+5.3
25.4
+0.6
26
+0.2
26.2
+0.4
26.6
-4.7
21.9
+0.3
22.2
+4.3
26.5

The average is calculated from the average of the ratio of daily spot prices.

To view the source of the data please go to the ratio history page.

Precious metals as an investment

Below is the percentage change in the average price of commodities in US dollars over the last twelve months.

Click on the commodity link to go to the investment performance history page where you can see a chart of the investment performance over time.

Commodity Jul 18Aug 18Sep 18Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19
Gold -3.4%-3%-0.2%+1.4%+0.5%+2.5%+3.2%+2.2%-1.5%-1.2%-0.1%+5.9%
Silver -4.9%-4.5%-4.9%+2.2%-1.5%+2.3%+6.1%+1.4%-3.1%-1.8%-2.8%+2.5%
Platinum -6.2%-3.1%-0.3%+3.1%+2.4%-6.8%+1.8%+1.4%+3.1%+5.5%-6%-2.8%
Palladium -5.5%-1.4%+10%+7.4%+5%+9.4%+6.4%+8.3%+7.2%-9.5%-4%+8%
Oil +4.6%-4.1%+3.2%+0.7%-19.5%-13.1%+3.8%+7%+5.8%+9.8%-4.9%-10%

This data is calculated from the average price data under price history - review the comments below the price history table for more information.


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Investment performance

The investment performance table shows the absolute, non-inflation-adjusted, return from gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and oil.



Investment Performance (AUD)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+4.23% +9.65% +17.2% +41.2% +70.8% +407% +316% +681%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+2.73% -0.68% +1.02% -3.37% +29.8% +176% +232% +179%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+1.86% +6.83% +5.24% -25.4% -19.1% +131%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+16.5% +24.9% +75.5% +142% +615% +371%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+6% +26.5% -19.3% -27.7% -3.2% +176% +202%
Investment Performance (CAD)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+1.73% +4.19% +10.4% +29.7% +68.3% +375% +310% +445%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+0.2% -5.63% -4.87% -11.3% +27.9% +158% +227% +94.6%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
-0.63% +1.76% -0.9% -31.5% -20.3% +116%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+13.7% +18.9% +65.3% +122% +605% +341%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+4.03% +21.3% -23.6% -33.2% -3.58% +158% +204%
Investment Performance (CHF)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+4.24% +9.22% +10.6% +16.6% +36% +235% +128% +191%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+2.72% -1.11% -4.68% -20.2% +3.36% +82.3% +82.1% +3.93%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+1.79% +6.58% -0.74% -38.5% -35.6% +52.4%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+16.5% +24.6% +65.6% +99.5% +470% +211%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+5.75% +26.6% -23.6% -39.9% -22.2% +81.7% +65.5%
Investment Performance (CNY)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+3.55% +8.77% +14.7% +16.4% +49.9% +341% +622%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+2.05% -1.32% -1.32% -20.2% +13.7% +138% +481%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+1.12% +5.99% +2.94% -38.5% -29% +100%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+15.7% +23.9% +71.7% +99.1% +528% +309%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+6.77% +26.7% -20.6% -39.7% -13.9% +141% +410%
Investment Performance (EUR)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+4.38% +10.6% +15.3% +27.4% +85.8% +384% +276% +608%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+2.81% +0.15% -0.59% -12.8% +41.1% +163% +200% +153%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+1.94% +7.8% +3.55% -32.7% -12% +120%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+16.7% +26% +72.8% +118% +678% +349%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+6.39% +28.1% -20.6% -34.3% +6.33% +162% +181%
Investment Performance (GBP)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+5.87% +10.6% +16.9% +44.4% +94.6% +568% +369% +759%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+4.29% +0.16% +0.83% -1.22% +47.9% +264% +274% +207%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+3.39% +7.29% +4.98% -23.8% -7.87% +204%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+18.4% +25.4% +75.2% +147% +715% +521%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+7.73% +27.6% -19.3% -25.7% +11.5% +263% +248%
Investment Performance (INR)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+2.76% +6.4% +9.75% +20.5% +113% +739% +1488% +4177%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+1.26% -3.61% -5.36% -17.5% +61.6% +357% +1170% +1431%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+0.35% +3.33% -1.49% -36.4% +0.7% +281%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+14.9% +20.8% +64.4% +106% +791% +680%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+6.62% +24.3% -22.8% -37.1% +23% +360% +1060%
Investment Performance (JPY)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+4.46% +7.34% +8.51% +11.8% +68.1% +370% +191% +142%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+2.93% -2.77% -6.41% -23.5% +27.8% +156% +132% -13.5%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+2.01% +3.93% -2.59% -40.9% -20.4% +114%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+16.8% +21.5% +62.5% +91.3% +604% +337%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+6.55% +23.4% -25.1% -42.6% -3.89% +158% +112%
Investment Performance (USD)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+4.01% +8.57% +10.6% +5.26% +48.9% +430% +262% +382%
Silver
11th of July 2019
+3.88% -1.29% -4.08% -28.7% +20.9% +193% +192% +67.4%
Platinum
12th of July 2019
+0.73% +4.29% -1.66% -45.2% -24.5% +134%
Palladium
12th of July 2019
+11.6% +23.4% +66.3% +79.2% +564% +361%
Oil
8th of July 2019
+6.3% +27% -22.3% -44.9% -4.66% +190% +176%
Investment Performance (ZAR)
Commodity 1m YTD 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
-0.93% +7.12% +15.5% +38.9% +167% +1152% +1860% +7968%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-2.35% -2.97% -0.42% -4.93% +103% +581% +1464% +2779%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
-3.25% +4.47% +3.75% -26.7% +26.4% +469%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+10.7% +22.1% +72.9% +138% +1018% +1063%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
+4.26% +23.8% -21.1% -29% +53.8% +577% +1322%

Return on investment

The return on investment (ROI) table shows the average annual total return (geometric) of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and oil.



Return on Investment (AUD)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+17.2% +7.15% +5.5% +8.46% +4.86% +5.27%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+1.02% -0.68% +2.64% +5.2% +4.08% +2.6%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+5.24% -5.7% -2.1% +4.27%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+75.5% +19.3% +21.7% +8.06%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-19.3% -6.27% -0.32% +5.2% +3.76%
Return on Investment (CAD)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+10.4% +5.34% +5.35% +8.1% +4.81% +4.33%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-4.87% -2.36% +2.49% +4.86% +4.03% +1.68%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
-0.9% -7.29% -2.24% +3.93%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+65.3% +17.3% +21.6% +7.71%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-23.6% -7.76% -0.36% +4.86% +3.78%
Return on Investment (CHF)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+10.6% +3.12% +3.12% +6.24% +2.79% +2.71%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-4.68% -4.42% +0.33% +3.05% +2.02% +0.1%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
-0.74% -9.25% -4.31% +2.13%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+65.6% +14.8% +19% +5.85%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-23.6% -9.7% -2.48% +3.03% +1.69%
Return on Investment (CNY)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+14.7% +3.09% +4.13% +7.7% +6.81%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-1.32% -4.4% +1.29% +4.42% +6.04%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+2.94% -9.28% -3.37% +3.53%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+71.7% +14.8% +20.2% +7.3%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-20.6% -9.61% -1.48% +4.5% +5.58%
Return on Investment (EUR)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+15.3% +4.97% +6.39% +8.2% +4.51% +5.02%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-0.59% -2.7% +3.51% +4.96% +3.74% +2.35%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+3.55% -7.62% -1.27% +4.02%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+72.8% +16.9% +22.8% +7.8%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-20.6% -8.05% +0.62% +4.94% +3.5%
Return on Investment (GBP)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+16.9% +7.62% +6.88% +9.96% +5.28% +5.52%
Silver
5th of July 2019
+0.83% -0.24% +3.99% +6.67% +4.5% +2.84%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+4.98% -5.29% -0.82% +5.71%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+75.2% +19.8% +23.3% +9.56%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-19.3% -5.76% +1.09% +6.66% +4.24%
Return on Investment (INR)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+9.75% +3.8% +7.84% +11.2% +9.66% +9.84%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-5.36% -3.78% +4.92% +7.89% +8.84% +7.06%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
-1.49% -8.65% +0.07% +6.92%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+64.4% +15.6% +24.5% +10.8%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-22.8% -8.85% +2.09% +7.93% +8.51%
Return on Investment (JPY)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+8.51% +2.26% +5.33% +8.05% +3.62% +2.24%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-6.41% -5.21% +2.48% +4.81% +2.85% -0.36%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
-2.59% -10% -2.25% +3.87%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+62.5% +13.9% +21.6% +7.65%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-25.1% -10.5% -0.4% +4.84% +2.53%
Return on Investment (USD)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+10.6% +1.03% +4.06% +8.7% +4.38% +4.01%
Silver
11th of July 2019
-4.08% -6.55% +1.91% +5.52% +3.64% +1.3%
Platinum
12th of July 2019
-1.66% -11.3% -2.77% +4.33%
Palladium
12th of July 2019
+66.3% +12.4% +20.8% +7.94%
Oil
8th of July 2019
-22.3% -11.2% -0.48% +5.47% +3.44%
Return on Investment (ZAR)
Commodity 1y 5y 10y 20y 30y 40y
Gold
5th of July 2019
+15.5% +6.79% +10.3% +13.5% +10.4% +11.6%
Silver
5th of July 2019
-0.42% -1.01% +7.33% +10.1% +9.6% +8.76%
Platinum
5th of July 2019
+3.75% -6.01% +2.37% +9.09%
Palladium
5th of July 2019
+72.9% +18.9% +27.3% +13.1%
Oil
3rd of July 2019
-21.1% -6.61% +4.4% +10% +9.25%

For more information please read the Wikipedia article on rate of return under the heading "Average annual total return (geometric)."

Disclaimer

Past performance does not necessarily predict future results.