Gold Price History In Major World Currencies vs Stock Performances

March 22, 2015

Since 2001 the gold price performance in all major currencies has left major stock markets virtually dead in the water.  It is the inevitable triumph of real money over fiat paper currencies.  The following charts clearly demonstrate gold’s fantastic price appreciation during the past 14 years.

Price of Gold in US Dollars

Price of Gold in US Dollars

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the US$ price of gold has soared +377%.

During the same period the US DOW Stock Index rose a mere 60%.

Price of Gold in Euros

Price of Gold in US Dollars

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Euro price of gold has soared +238%.

During the same period the Dow Jones Europe 600 Stock Index DROPPED -8%.

Price of Gold In Swiss Francs

Price of Gold In Swiss Francs

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Swiss Franc price of gold rose only +171%.

During the same period the Swiss Stock Index rose a mere +12%.

Price of Gold In Japanese Yen

Price of Gold In Japanese Yen

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Japanese Yen price of gold has soared +354%.

During the same period the Japanese Nikkei Stock Index rose a mere 25%.

Price of Gold In Chinese Renminbi

Price of Gold In Chinese Renminbi

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Chinese Renminbi (yuan) price of gold has soared +234%.

During the same period the Shanghai Stock Exchange Index rose a mere 42%.

Price of Gold In British Pounds

Price of Gold In British Pounds

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the British Pound price of gold has soared +316%.

During the same period the British FTSE Stock Index rose only One Percent (1%).

Price of Gold In Brazilian Reals

Price of Gold In Brazilian Reals

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Brazilian Real price of gold has soared +530%.

During the same period the Brazilian Bovespa Stock Index rose only 215%.

Price of Gold In Mexican Pesos

Price of Gold In Mexican Pesos

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Mexican Peso price of gold has soared +775%.

During the same period the Mexican Bolsa Stock Index rose 638%.

Price of Gold In Russian Rubles

Price of Gold In Russian Rubles

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Russian Ruble price of gold has soared +780%.

During the same period the Russian Stock Index rose a mere 650%.

Price of Gold in Argentine Pesos

Price of Gold in Argentine Pesos

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Argentine Peso price of gold has soared +2,860%.

During the same period the Argentine Merval Stock Index rose only 1,880%. However, it is imperative to note that during this period the Argentine Peso has devalued by a whopping -88% vs the US$. Ergo, the apparent appreciation in stock investments was virtually delusional.

Price of Gold In Venezuelan Bolivares Fuertes

Price of Gold In Venezuelan Bolivares Fuertes

Source: PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service

Since 2001 to December 12, 2014 the Venezuelan Bolivar price of gold has soared +2,890%.

During the same period Bolsa de Valores de Caracas Stock Index rose 7,620%. However, it is imperative to note that during this period the Venezuelan Bolivar has devalued by a whopping -96% vs the US$.  Ergo, the apparent appreciation in stock investments was virtually delusional.

Gold Price Summary of 14 Year Period

Gold price historical analysis

In determining the average of the above numbers, results of Argentina and Venezuela are omitted in order to normalize the data.  The logical rationale is because both counties suffered horrific currency devaluations vs the US Dollar during this period. 

Core Takeaway of Gold Price Historical Study

The average price change since 2001 to 2014 year-end in the above 9 named counties is the following:

  • Average Gold Price Change (2001-2014) was +419%
  • Average 9 Countries’ Stock Appreciation was +182%

Indubitably, it is astounding that from 2001 to the present, an investment in gold appreciated well more than TWO TIMES the average stock investment in 9 of the major stock markets of the world!

This begs the all-important question: 

What might investors worldwide expect to harvest from here to 2020?

In this regard, please see my recent report: 

Gold Price Forecast Of Plausible $12,600 By Year 2020

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Founder of Gold-Eagle in January 1997.  Vronsky has over 42 years’ experience in the international investment world, having cut his financial teeth in Wall Street as a financial analyst with White Weld. Vronsky speaks three languages with indifference: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  His education includes a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a Liberal Arts degree from Hartnell College and a MBA in International Business Administration from UCLA – qualifying as Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi for high scholastic achievements.  Vronsky believes gold and silver will soon be recognized as legal tender in all 50 US states…and many countries worldwide.  You may reach I. M Vronsky at: vronsky@gold-eagle.com and/or vronsky@bellsouth.net

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