What you will find below is a gold return calculator that will allow you to track the returns on gold from a start month and year, to an end month and year. The values are based in USD.
How this calculator works: Enter the start month and year, and the end month and year from the drop-down menu in the chart below. The gold calculator will provide the returns on gold between the two selected periods.
Some Interesting Gold Facts:
- Gold was the defacto monetary standard and implemented for monetary policy, but, that changed in the 1930s, and the gold standard was abondened in 1971 by President Richard Nixon
- Gold isn’t just used for jewelry. It is also a common form of investment and has served as an excellent hedge against inflation
- China is the world’s largest gold producer followed by Australia, Russia, the USA, and then Canada.
- India and China consume more gold for jewelry than any other country in the world, by far. In fact, China and India’s gold jewelerly consumption is larger than all other countries in the world combined.
- The first gold coins date back to 600 B.C
15 Interesting Gold Statistics from the Years 1979 to 2020 (all Stats and data are in US Dollars)
- Best 12-month return for Gold: March 1979 to February 1980 = 163.83%
- Worst 12-month return for gold: September 1980 to August 1981 = (39.03%)
Best and Worst 24-Month Period for gold in USD from 1979 to 2020
- Best 24-month return for gold: May 1979 to April 1981 = 100.12%
- Worst 24-month return of the for gold: April 1980 to March 1982 = (52.36%)
Best and Worst 60-Month Period for gold from 1979 to 2020
- Best 60-month return for gold: October 2006 to September 2011 = 204.86%
- Worst 60-month return for gold: February 1980 to January 1985 = (56.20%)
Highest and Lowest Close for gold from 1979 to 2020
- Highest Close for gold from 1979 to 2020 – August 4, 2020 = $2,029.10
- Lowest Close for gold from 1979 to 2020 – September 1999 = $255.55
Best and Worst One-Month Gain for gold from 1979 to 2020 (in US Dollars)
- Best One-Month Gain for gold = February 1979 = $271.6
- 2nd Best One-Month Gain for gold = September 2011 = $202.80
- Worst One-Month Loss for gold – October 2011 = ($198)
- 2nd Worst One-Month Loss for gold = January 2012 = ($178)
Best and Worst One-Month Gain for gold from 1979 to 2020 (in Percentage Change)
- Best One-Month Gain for gold in percent = January 1980 = 30.66%
- 2nd Best One-Month Gain for gold in percent = September 1979 = 23.81%
- Worst One-Month Loss for gold in percent = (20.13%)
- 2nd Worst One-Month for gold in percent = (19.17%)