Takes you to an S&P vs Silver chart I made about a year or so ago and have been occasionally updating. It tracks the prices of the two from 1990 (the year I graduated high school) to the present. On December 31, 1990 the S&P closed at $330.22. The spot price for one ounce of silver was around $4.074 multiplied by 81 to get close to the equivalent of the price of one share of the S&P. Anyway, precious metals are often thought of as hedges against inflation so I wanted to see how they actually moved within my adult life time.
As a side note, it would be tempting to use this as a comparason of a lump sum investment in each on 12/31/90 to see what the present results would be. But this would not be a good representation of the S&P investment since it does not include any dividends which could be reinvested. (Click text to go to chart)